So I am finding with my new job, I need some more space. I need to be able to carry multiple bicycles and bicycle apparatus with me, and the Mini is just a bit small. I really would like a wagon, preferably awd. Nothing from Volvo strikes my fancy, and I don't want to venture into Audi/BMW range. So my question is how are these Passats? Will they be a maintenance nightmare? I have owned a B6 A4, and it was capable of costing me an arm and a leg (Granted I bought it with over 70k miles). Any feedback would help, and if anyone has other suggestions I would like to hear them. I want to spend between 15-20k.
Edit, I will not drive a Subaru. Been there, done that.