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1989 Ford Taurus Wagon [DN5]

1989 Ford Taurus [DN5] in Christmas Vacation, Movie, 1989 IMDB

Class: Cars, Wagon — Model origin: US

1989 Ford Taurus Wagon [DN5]

Position 00:05:52 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle



2006-04-09 18:42

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The Griswold family car. Gets the most action during the opening scene, afterwards it is used a couple of times and is seen parked in the garage in several scenes.

-- Last edit: 2012-03-03 23:45:39

firebird86 US

2006-04-09 18:48


CarChasesFanatic ES

2006-12-22 21:26

:love: nice woody version of the taurus wagon


2006-12-22 21:40

I don't think the Taurus wagon ever came with wood panelling, they just added it to make it look cruddier (like the fantastically hideous Family Truckster in Vacation), though this would have been quite a new car when this was made.

firebird86 US

2006-12-22 22:50

carchasesfanatic wrote :love: nice woody version of the taurus wagon

Non Factory......Its a Griswold thing... :lol:

CarChasesFanatic ES

2006-12-22 23:04

i still like it :p


2006-12-23 00:00

Wood looks good on the inside of cars, but not on the outside!

jj_john_johnny CA

2006-12-23 01:02

carchasesfanatic wrote :love: nice woody version of the taurus wagon

Eww, they took a new futuristic looking car and slapped a bunch of wood on the outside to make it look old and dated

qwerty_86 US

2006-12-23 05:37

Lol, it's the Wagon Queen Family Truckster mkII! :lol:

Is it me, or does it look purple/burgundy instead of green?

-- Last edit: 2006-12-23 05:37:34

Snookie US

2006-12-23 05:39


cieraguy US

2006-12-24 06:31

The wood only looks good on full size wagons


2006-12-29 23:20

It features in one action sequence at the beginning (which isn't really epic) and after that there is some minor use in a few other scenes, so I'm not sure if it deserves 4 stars.

ahight US

2006-12-29 23:39

i'd agree...3 at most

Settpistol US

2007-04-07 07:50

They jump it into a snowbank. Good use for it!

mspt CA

2007-08-07 05:56

That mauve colour was available, since I've seen it on Taurus's going around.

Neptune US

2009-08-11 03:14

One word: Tacky

14stutz US

2010-10-20 07:02

It's supposed to be tacky.... :)

bw626 US

2011-01-01 18:48

I swear I have seen the wood on these wagons before.

Ingo DE

2011-01-01 18:49

Real wood or plastic-tape in wood-look?

m.pfaffeneder DE

2011-01-01 21:04

I don´t think that this is real wood. They don´t use real wood in the interior, so I think they didn´t use real wood on the outside.
But I´m not sure.

Thea SE

2011-11-04 20:25

Too sad they don't make cars with wooden panels nowadays.
I personally think wooden panels looks fancy and stylish.

At least on wagons and perhaps even on large saloon cars. :)

Nitestar04 US

2012-12-26 00:41

It makes me want a wood kit for my HHR

BrentMosher420 US

2015-05-14 06:19

Nitestar04 wrote It makes me want a wood kit for my HHR

Now THAT would be a truly hideous combination! :lol:

Baube QC

2015-05-14 06:41

Link to "photos.netlook.com" http://images51.fotki.com/v424/photos/4/438439/6684338/P1010868resize-vi.jpg available in many hideous combinations..... :D

BrentMosher420 US

2015-05-14 07:17

Baube wrote http://photos.netlook.com/auto/USFLJAX/pic/2547/AT12277842-640px-p2.jpg?dt=20150203185023 Link to "images51.fotki.com" available in many hideous combinations..... :D

What happened to the puke smiley?

Baube QC

2015-05-14 08:17

BrentMosher420 wrote
What happened to the puke smiley?

i don't know where to get it but it would be appropriate

Gamer DE

2015-05-14 08:18


Baube QC

2015-05-14 08:35

thanks Gamer

oldcarfan US

2015-12-12 00:59

I love this car! :love:

Baube QC

2016-08-19 14:49

that little space under the panel where there is the Ford logo makes it 1989 only ( time of movie )

Tuneman1984 CA

2016-12-03 21:36

Didn't all the wagon models in this generation come standard with a full roof rack? I notice this one only has the side rails. Were the crossbars removable?

Darren_VolvoS80 US

2018-08-27 04:50

I like how the Vacation movies poked fun at the popular family transporters of each era by making them over-the-top. The first film takes the huge American wagons of the 70s and early 80s and throws on all that extra faux wood paneling and metallic pea color which was a popular color for decor and appliances at the time. In this film, which is in 1989, they do the same thing but with the Taurus wagon which was a very popular family wagon at the time and mixed it with that same faux wood paneling and mauve which was a more popular color at the end of the decade.

IzzysAlfa US

2020-04-08 17:36

This is more than likely a 1989 L trim-level considering it looks to be one of the more basic models despite the custom job for the film. Despite its purposeful gaudy look, I think the Taurus complemented the Griswold house quite well when seen parked in the garage later in the film. The faux wood paneling that was never offered actually gave the home a warm and inviting Christmasy feel quite specific during that time period.

Stevil101 US

2024-03-04 05:01

They used both a 1988 and 1989 model. The 1988 is the one that was used the most, but the 1989 was used for driving under the trailer and I believe it was also used for when it plunges after avoiding the snowblower. The 1989 appears to be the one in the main picture.

-- Last edit: 2024-03-04 05:02:27

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