2007 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
This is my second mountaineer and I do tend to agree with most that my 2002 was better built, the engine was more powerful (v8) yet the fuel economy was good for such a big suv. With that said, I also love my 2007. I have done nothing but oil changes (66,000) and never had any kind of work on it. I have five kids of my own and also use it for work transporting kids and the interior (leather) cleans easily. No problems with any plastic parts inside its actually pretty solid.
We do road trips quite often and the vehicle is quite roomy and comfortable even with seven passengers.
My only complain would be the visibility when you are backing. There are a lot of blind spots. My sister has a pilot and I always envy her visibility.