Our problem was living in the city and not wanting to drive a big car, yet going to the country house and having to carry all the stuff, golf clubs, suit cases etc. Turning radius is also very important in the city. The wagon does it all with ease. I love the keyless ignition and heated seats are a must. It's the only small car that has this kind of appointments and space without getting an SUV.
Keyless ignition, flip back window, lighted door handles.
For those complaining about cup holders, BMW has a optional cup holder for the dash board.