I bought this car car new. It has been reliable. 187000 miles now. Never had an issue with the transmission. Awesome offroad, and snow performance - never been stuck in mud or snow. Part time 4x4 is great. 17 mpg average. Got 21 mpg once on highway trip. Replaced normal things- alternator, belt, brakes, tires. Stuck with regular maintenance. Replaced several window motors, and has had several electrical glitches.Recently had head gasket replaced (approx. $800) due to oil leak - first leak I've had. Now evaporator coil is cracked ($1300 repair, or no AC). It may be getting close to time to replace, but I really don't want to get rid of it. With new tires, it's impossible to surpass off road
No blind spots. Performs awesome in snow. Dependable. Good ground clearance.
Road noise- this is a noisy vehicle. Bumpy ride-you feel every bump -good for off road. Electrical bugs- front speakers & fog lights haven't worked for years. Fuel gauge reads E sometimes sporadically. In hot weather sometimes all gauges on dash "die" temporarily, but pop back w/in 1 min.