Agreed, I drove quite a few saloons, and ended up with a V6 SW - just as nice to driveI'm not sure why you'd think the saloon is "nicer to drive" ?
I have the SW and took a long test drive in the saloon. Both are identical as long as spec' is like for like. Weight/speed factors when empty are negligible.
I'm the same, except for having two small dogs. I don't need a lot of space really, I just prefer estates, especially the 'sportwagon' variety, because they're so much more practical. I borrowed a 159 saloon for a few days, and there's no difference at all in the way they drive, noise, 'stiffness' or anything else. SWs cost more to buy, but hold their value better, according to the AR salesman, they're much easier to shift secondhand. I love mine to bits.Sportwagon for me everytime - I didn't really need one (have a fairly small dog) but just think it looks better!
yeah, sure he says that ... right up to the point where you want to trade it in for a new one and he'll be all like "oooh sir, no-one wants Sportwagons these days, see? now a saloon, that I'd be able to shift tomorrow but a sportwagon ... very difficult"SWs cost more to buy, but hold their value better, according to the AR salesman, they're much easier to shift secondhand.