Given that a CTS wagon was impossible to find here, and the difficulty of arranging a reasonable trade long distance, I opted to trade my car in on a Honda Crosstour. Their trade-in offer was by far the most generous, and the Crosstour, while not the car I most wanted, has many things to recommend it. The reliability of the Accord (and this is an Accord with a hatchback, basically) has stuck in my mind since researching car reliability on this site. It's an attractive car, with a beautiful interior, and acceptable handling (for a not-BMW:). It also provides a little more utility than a sedan with the hatch and the folding rear seats.The 6-cylinder is a responsive engine that still gets nearly the gas mileage of the 4-cylinder. Braking is smooth and better, actually, than the Caddi's I drove. All in all, I think we will enjoy it.
Now to add it to my garage here. And think of a good personalized license plate for it!:)