Close to buying new or close to new station wagon after ruling out SUV, was keen on kodiaq but low availability and no deals mean full price buy which meant irresponsible spend (I am cash buyer) I like both vrs and scout but read about firmer, stiffer drive of vrs which is not good for touring but in general just thought of getting users opinion.
others considered Subaru outback (seems too big in length) and more fuel consumption
Mazda6 - good but somehow find it boring and length is also like outback
Legacy - only old versions now but new levorg has a look of boy racer car... not for me or my age.
so it will be great to hear from some who can, its a decent spend and want to get this close to right, it will never be perfect score though.