I love the E39 wagon! But with the amount of travel we do a van is very convenient. Whoever is not driving will be sitting in the very back entertaining both kids. I thought about an SUV, even test drove a few. My wife has hip problems so her turning around all the time wouldn't happen.
I have thought about it long and hard and unfortunately the van is the way to go for us. I will put it to goo use that's for sure, no more calling friends to use their pick up trucks to move things.