2002 Land Rover Freelander S 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
I bought this car a few years back, primarily on the fact that I could afford it and it basically met my needs.
I had to put a little work into it, but nothing more than you would expect out of a car with 100k miles on it.
Minor things have stopped working like the cruise control but nothing that's worth bothering fixing.
This CUV has acceptable clearance and can accept tires 4 inches taller than what's stock (my estimate) and give it a lot more capability off road regarding clearance.
Now, the best part of this car is the amazing capabilities.
Aside from the luxury accessories - heated seats and windshield, etc.
The performance of this little guy is absolutely amazing - on & off road!
Phenomenal performance in the snow
Larger rear cargo area
More clearance - or airbags.