Right now my 'beater vehicle' is a ford ranger. It's very rare for me to need the height of a truck bed, and I'm finding more often that I could use back seats. This vehicle would be used in situations where I wouldn't want to take the newer cars (camping, fishing, hiking) I'm thinking about buying an older e class wagon instead.. I really like the look of the early 90's versions but am open to newer models instead.. Thoughts? I don't need 4wd, but I do want something that can down a gravel road without the front wheels pointing in different directions (IE solidly built) I also would like to be able to install a class 1 hitch to tow a utility trailer, if needed.