Wanted something bigger to haul more people/gear, and still gets good mpg. The Accord wagon with a 5-spd is a near perfect solution. While hauling either bikes, skis, or kayaks on the roof it gets over 30 mpg, and 33 mpg without. Parts are reasonable, it is Honda reliable, drives great, does not wander like a minivan, and in winter with a full set of snow tires goes almost anywhere. Compared to an Outback it handles better, has more room, and gets about 6 more mpg.
Drivablity, gas mileage, ability to haul people and gear, storage compartments, keyless entry, full-size spare.
Re-introduce it. Many people are sick of minivans, and wagons seem to be making a come back. (1997 was the last year made)