2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
I waited years for a Jeep. Wanted A Wrangler, but I am a professional guitarist, and needed the interior room for my gear. I have had this Jeep almost two years now, and have very few complaints. It kills off- road, kills in the snow, and will track through deep mud almost like it's on dry pavement. Handles great on the highway too, although high winds can be an adventure. At over 100,000 miles, it still runs incredibly strong. I regularly take it on long road trips without a second thought. It tends to chew up tires, it's loud, not real cushy, and the fuel economy could be better, but hey, it's a 4WD truck, not a luxury vehicle. I plan to drive it until it croaks or I do.
Tons of torque, and fantastic foul weather/all terrain handling. I would confidently drive this truck in any conditions.
Discontinue all of the ugly and fru- fru, soccer-mom stuff and start making real trucks like the Cherokee again. I used to get sweaty when I saw a Jeep ad, now I just get disappointed.