2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)
This is my 4th Montero. I take them to about 150,000 miles & get another one. They are bulletproof, luxurious, reasonably economical (I get a solid 18 MPG) and distinctive looking. I will be ready for another in 2008 and am devasted that they aren't made any more. I can't think of any other SUV that provided the space, quality, comfort and style for anywhere near the price. Its a LandCruiser for 2/3rds the price.
All wheel, 4 wheel & 2 wheel drive options. I'm off road all of the time in gravel pits, quarries and development sites. In snow & mud & it has never failed me.
A turbo diesel would be nice. The 3rd seat is useless except for kids. I remove it right from the showroom still wrapped in plastic and use the space as a "trunk". Very useful.