I have been able to use this SUV in a
variety of conditions including ice,
deep snow, mud and rocks. True, its a
different vehicle than the 2002's, but
I have a great time off road and in
adverse weather. I dont have many
miles on it, but I work it pretty
hard. Several times I have jumped out
of the car to see what damage I have
done and I find that there is not a
scratch. Plus it starts and runs
better than my '02 Mountaineer.
Love the cargo area and the handling.
Dash is a Ford classic.
A less plush cargo area would be better
for a true 'Utility' vehicle. A cargo
net and would be nice too.