2005 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
I traded my 2003 Freelander in on a new 2005 last month. Going with the Freelanders is the best decision I ever made when it comes to cars. Why are there so many freelander complainers? Who knows, but it's the best selling truck in Europe, and they can't be all wrong. The 2005 is a definite improvement over the '03 in terms of looks and comfort. Don't listen to people who say this is not a capable car, I had the '03 in mud up to the doorhandles and we made it out fine. Try that in any other SUV for the price. If you are considering purchase, yes they do require some "care and feeding", but check out some web enthusiast sites first and get the real story.
-All weather capability -lots of rear seat room -value (we pay about 1/2 what they cost in Europe) -dealer service quality