One of the types of cars I've always lusted after are high performance wagons. I cant imagine a better day then packing up an S4 Avant with snowboard gear and tearing up to the mountains. There is something I love about the idea of being able to blow past almsot any car in what most people asume is a lame family vehicle. A nice wagon would make one of the best road trip cars around, plenty of room for luggage and a place to sleep if need be. European companies may refer to them as avants, touring edition, or estate models but to me they will always be station wagons, and there is nothing wrong with a station wagon.