2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I searchd for months before I decided on my 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. My 1995 Montie was totaled by a drunk. I was able to get the Limited model which has just enough features for me. I tow with it and use it in the New England snow. I also like that there are not a million of these on the road, at least not in the US.
the view from the driver's seat, durable leather (I have kids to test it), stow away 3rd row seat, style, and fun to drive. The Montero is not too wide for parking spaces. I have never had any problems with it.
Some say it doesn't have enough power, I have never needed more and it gets on the expressway just fine. Then again, I am not expecting it to be a sports car. I wish it had a rear locker, like my '95 model had. It made a diffence in deep snow, driving through snow banks and such. I wish it got 30 mpg lol.