No idea why they would be priced so much higher in your area.... I bought my 2001 GLX 4mo wagon for $5200 Canadian. Which is less than $5K U.S. Granted it had about 110,000 miles on it.....Glad i found this thread good info but as far as teh priceing goes i have no idea where you guys would get 7500 is too high. Im in VA and any GLX 4 motion car 2002-2004 is going to START around 7k. 8500 is going to be about average for 70k and great condition interior.
I haven't seen any 4 motion wagons anywhere close to 5k. I see base model 1.8t FWD wagons with hubcaps and 70k on them for that. Post up some of those 5-6k 4 motions so i can check a few out.
This is about the average posting i see for any B5.5 GLX wagon. (this one happens to be FWD not 4 motion)