Looking for a wagon
I've been a Volvo wagon nut for years, and now that it's time for a new car, I find that I don't like the looks (and other details of) the newer Volvo models, so I'm thinking about changing teams and buying a used 5-series wagon instead.
My house in the Northeast is at the top of the very steep, DRIVEWAY FROM HELL, so think I definitely need an AWD car. Definitely not a RWD only vehicle.
So...I'm starting to look into the attributes of a BMW wagon. Electronic bells and whistles are not important to me, therefore the latest and greatest models with the newest wizardry doesn't matter.
I want reliability first and performance second. My current ride, a hotted-up Volvo 850 turbo wagon, has performance in spades and reliability sometimes, sort of, usually.
I'm going to noodle around the forums and learn a little, but I'm also very interested in what you fine folks might offer up for advice about what years, models and options I should look for, as well as what you think I might want to avoid. Wagon advice, anyone?