I got ragged on so much going to highschool in that wagon until one day I challenged one of the guys with a mildly lifted Chevy Z-71 to a 1/4 duel. He lost in front of most of the sophmore class and everyone had a little more respect for the wagon after that.
Yeah it's a great car. And FAST! I have the 6 speed manual which is sooooo nice. I'm not the biggest fan of Twilight either, but what's a guy to do right? and bow tie guy, they're not empty nesters yet. I got two little bros one's 11 and the other is 8. I got one weird family. I have a sister who's 25! what a spread. I don't think it'll do great mpg. which is sad... it's gotten 27 with mostly highway so far, and in DEEP city driving (i'm now in Cleveland) I get 20 +-2 mpg. It's not record setting but it's better than my old car. And with all that power I just can't help but push it hard. I think it's lighter than the s40 but not by much. It's 10 inches or so shorter. I have to laugh every time I come up behind an s40 or s60 and they have the same engine or smaller! I literally just start laughing out loud. I still can't believe I drive that thing.
Best fill up so far is now 29 MPG!