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Compass A u to ROOMY & ZOOMY The term “Station Wagon” may evoke images of Chevy Chase and The Griswolds on vacation, but if you need to haul a lot of stuff, this BMW is a better option than a minivan or gargantuan SUV. T E X T BY B I LL L I N D S E Y Europeans refer to them as “Estate Wagons” and snarky neighbors will call it a “Grocery Getter”…but the BMW 3 Series Touring manages to combine classic lines and a proven pedigree with enough cargo capacity to transport a small circus. Engine options include gas and diesel models, with a 6- or an 8-speed automatic transmission. Is it fast? Let’s just say the only way you’ll attract police attention is if you have something unsavory hanging out the window. Cool features include being able to open the tailgate by waving your foot under the rear bumper, ConnectedDrive Services that turn the vehicle into a virtual iPad and a full-length glass roof that can be opened to allow ventilation if you’re transporting a pack of smelly Cub Scouts; BMWUSA.com. 34