My VW Passat Wagon (let's call him VWPW) is a sexy beast! He drives like a sedan, hauls stuff like an SUV, and is a VW that was actually built in Germany, so he comes from hardy stock. Need a trip to IKEA? Lay VWPW's back seats down flat and you've got a TON of cargo space for all your sensible Scandinavian finds. Need to pick up your parents and Aunt Betsy up at the airport? VWPW comfortably fits 5 people, with ample leg room in the back, plus all the hatch-back goodness you could wish for for all their luggage. Otherwise, if you just want to go cruising, take a seat in VWPW's leather seats, switch to Sport mode, open the moon roof, and plug in your iPhone (or Android I guess...) for some awesome tunes on a sunny day. VWPW went on an epic 10,000 mile roadtrip around the US last year, and didn't have any problems. He drives like a dream, and is very reliable. He only drinks the most premium of fuels, so take that into consideration when thinking about costs! I hope you enjoy spending the day with VWPW as much as I do!