2008 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
I've previously owned a 1990 Cherokee and a 2001 Cherokee Sport, both great vehicles. This new Liberty redesign was the perfect fit for my family now and my wife loves it, despite some reviews of it being too masculine. It's a pretty incredible vehicle and the fact that you can get a fully loaded, roomy real Jeep SUV for ~30k is amazing. I was very sad when Jeep discontinued the classic Cherokee in '01, but the new styling, size and features on the Liberty definitely show that it is the real successor to that line.
Ripping cds to the HD is really awesome, that paired with SIRIUS means we literally don't have to carry around ANY cds anymore.
5 speed auto, but then that seems to be most people's suggested improvement on a lot of vehicles now days. My new '08 GMC Sierra could use a 5 speed there too, so hopefully we'll all see the auto makers pony up in the next few years.