Where did it make wagons popular? They used to be a lot more popular here, and long before the 240.I'm being serious here - the 240 made station wagons popular. It was reliable, with the Turbo it was fairly quick. It was built for nearly 20 years. It created/reshaped the image of the family car. If you are going to have stuff like the Focus, 2CV, Panda, Renault 5 in there, you might as well include the 240. Not a great driver's car, but its impact was just as big as these other ones.
Same story here, the VW Typ 3 and Typ 4 each sold half of their total production as estates. The Typ 3 estate was introduced a year before the Amazon estate, five years before the 140 estate, and 13 years before the 240 estate.Where did it make wagons popular? They used to be a lot more popular here, and long before the 240.
Still doesn't make sense to me as the Austin 1100 did most of that ten years before. Otherwise, the list is pretty complete in my opinion."It was a trendsetter, laying the foundations for the new breed of hatchbacks, including the VW Golf. Even though it was a saloon.
Great handling, it's an accomplished rust bucket."