Hello Everyone. This is my first post so bear with me. I currently own a tuned 2016 Fiesta ST and a APR stage 1 2008 VW GLI with DSG. Recently, my wife and I just bought a condo near NYC and are considering starting a family. We have one dedicated parking spot (although it's small) and street parking is a pain. My wife takes public transportation and I drive to work often times in traffic. We've decided to sell both cars and get one car we can park in our spot and both use. She doesn't drive manual so sadly I'll need to go DSG. I've read the other threads saying GTI/R is big enough for a family, but most say it's better as a second car. So here's my question; if you could only own one car to haul family, daily drive, and still be fun to drive on the weekends, what would it be (I'd rather not have an SUV)? The inlaws are only 30 min away and have cribs and other stuff available from other nephews so no need to haul that stuff. My family is 1000 miles away, so would need to fly anyways. Here's what I'm considering.
GTI with PP: Can get good deals on this, so can invest in summer/winter tires. Is it big enough for a family of 3-4? Also, debating going AWD since I've only ever owned FWD and want to try something different. Probably get a roof rack and cargo box.
Sportwagen: Less fun, but more practical. Upper model doesn't have 4motion and one with DSG only comes in base model. Probably not going to work.
Alltrack: has the AWD and DSG. Can go to APR stage 1. Still expensive since it's new. Doesn't come with lighting package which sucks.
Golf R: Made in Germany. Has DCC which I'm very interested in. Still very expensive, but could possibly buy used. This is what I want, but not sure if it's total overkill for what I need considering 70% of my driving is stop and go. Also not sure if it's big enough as our only car.
Any other non-VW suggestions? Again, sorry for the long thread, but needing advise from parents since I have no clue what to expect.