I agree with you and probably a lot of folks that regularly visit TDIClub would like to have more options similar to a Jetta wagon and/or Golf SportWagen. Unfortunately anything non-SUV and non-truck with a decent amount of cargo is becoming fairly extinct in North AmericaI don't consider the MK5 and newer Jettas to be small cars. They keep getting bigger every generation. I believe the MK7 jetta is bigger than a MK5 passat. I don't understand this, not everyone wants huge cars. Its to the point now there is no new cars I really want to buy. Just imagine the VW 1.4T in a small aerodynamic car, 50+mpg on regular gas would be no problem.
The B4 is rather narrow compared to any of the current gen compact cars, but it most definitely is longer than them with loads more rear leg room.The B4 Passat sure felt (have not been in one in a while) bigger than the NCS Jetta. Especially in the rear seat area, they are actually roomier than the B5 in that regard. The NMS feels downright HUGE in comparison, though.