A mid-sized station wagon made by Oldsmobile from 1964-1977. Noted for it's cool dome like skylight over the back passenger seats, and it's small glass panels on the top of the rear windows that curved into the roof. 1964-1967 models had a some what blocky shape, and 1968-1972 models had the popular coke bottle body style. But in 1973 it was downsized and lost it's unique roof treatment. While still an attractive looking wagon with it's woody trim, it just looked like every other GM mid-size wagon at that time, and never got much attention. It was axed in 1977 and replaced with a downsized Cutlass model.
In the TV series "That 70's Show" the character Eric Foreman owns a gold 1969 Vista Cruiser.
1. A stretched-wheelbase Oldsmobile mid-size station wagon produced from 1964 to 1972 and as an up-line trim package on the 1973-77 Cutlass station wagon. Famous for the tinted roof glass over the second row of seating and the smaller tinted glass pieces over the cargo-area side windows from 1964-72. Used regularly on the Fox television shows "That '70s Show" and "Fringe."
2. A motor home made by Gulfstream from 2002-09 on the Sprinter chassis.
3. A boat made by Four Winns.
"It's not a piece of junk - it's a Vista Cruiser! You can literally cruise the vistas in it!"
(Red Forman, played by Kurtwood Smith, referring to the 1969 Vista Cruiser in "That '70s Show")