Once I had it aligned with new off road tires all around, this 5 speed manual shift wagon has really been the best of all vehicles. I photograph all the time and being able to drive in deserts and snow country, lived in both all across the U.S., has been easy. I had a 1950s Land Rover 109 that was a beast compared to this Rodeo. For all around daily use, short trips and cross country it's been above the others.
4WD with standard transmission. Off road use with a clutch offers better feel of where you are and what the vehicle is doing. Second feature, the looks. Mine is an LS, gray and silver. Superb, clean design. I do not like the replacement design. Too much bulbous toy like.
To late, of course, but I sleep a lot in it and cannot stretch out fully with the back seat down. I'm just shy of 6 feet. But my dog loves the back! There's just no pleasing everyone.