I purchased my LR2 SE in October 2007 as a winter vehicle to get me around while in graduate school. I looked at Nissan Pathfinders, and a few other SUV's in the mid $30K price range. The test drive sold me on the LR2, and I couldn't be happier. It's a great car. Fantastic on road trips, and very easy to drive. The seats are very comfortable, and while it's not a tiny SUV, it's not huge either. Enough space to carry whatever I need, and compact enought to drive in town every day. In bad weather, it gets an A+. The snow terrain response setting is phenomenal, as are the headlights and nav.
Visibility is great. Good navigation system, great sound, very comfortable seats. Dual sunroofs are nice. Styling is great in my opinion. The girlfriend loves the heated seats which get really hot. Just a smartly designed car.
Gas mileage in town is pretty bad. Center console could be a little nicer.