2003 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I'm really impressed with the off-road capablities of this vehicle, if not for somewhat low clearances, this truck could be unstoppable. I've taken it places my friends have feared to tread, (pathfinder) just in it's stock form. The gas mileage is unimpressive, though from its size it's expected. Plus it was so cheap I can afford to have fun with it.
The drivetrain off-road, the suspension on road. It does better than most in both circumstances. The kids like the back seats. The sun roof is great, and works well.
Looks like Geo Tracker, could be more attractive.. Power plugs that stay on when the truck is off. More aftermarket accessories for off roading. Factory tow hitch would be nice, so would a factory roof rack.