2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
I bought my Outlander in December 2008 after researching a number of vehicles. I kept coming back to the Outlander for its combination of performance and utility, its value, and its unique features (hard drive nav, paddle shifters, tailgate). I am very happy with my choice. The V6/6spd auto combo is very smooth and plenty powerful for a vehicle of this class. Unlike other reviewers I'm completely happy with noise levels, highway or back roads. Exhaust noise is nearly imperceptible.
Smooth powertrain, looks, flexible 4WD system, paddle shifters, nice cargo space within reasonable vehicle size.
I could do without the TPMS - really just an annoyance for those that want to run separate wheels/tires for winter. Resale values are not good, but I plan on keeping mine a long time.