2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 2WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I wanted an SUV to do some occasional hauling of things that wouldn't fit in the back seat of a car. But I also wanted a smooth ride like a car. I found it in this Montero Sport. I bought it used with 33000 miles and it now has 74000. The only thing that I've had to replace were the front wheel bearings and original tires. I've been very pleased with the reliabilty, smooth ride and 18-19 MPG with the 3.5 liter engine.
The looks and the smooth ride.
Thermostat for the AC/heater so you can set it to a temperature. Improved gear ratio on transmission -- sluggish in low gears.