I got what I expected: an inexpessive
SUV with all the options for running
around town with some limited off-road.
It held up well in three years without
any major problems. The idler belt
needed replacement every 12 months or
the squeeling drove you crazy.A lot of
road noise at over 40 MPH. The interior
plastic finish marks and scratches
easily. The exterior sheet metal dents
easily. The 4WD performed excellently.
Braking was fair. Wind causes it to
shift in lanes. 4WD shifter vibrates
constantly. Rear headrests block
viewing out rear view mirror (removed
for last 3-years). Can not shut off
headlights when car is running.
Attractive styling in 4WD 4-door
version. Guages instead of lights. 4WD
only when wanted. Easy manouvering. Ran
well in snow.
Larger engine (6-cylinder now
available). Increased cargo space.
Light under hood. Ability to disconnect
headlights when parked and engine
running. Better interior design.