My first 4wd. I live in the SW and have gone many interesting and wild places. No engine or starting problems after 131000 . Two AC problems, cracked lines fixed by dealer under warranty. Radio lite out after 5 yrs. Acceleration is wimpy but sufficient. It is now using a little oil. 1qt/2000 miles. No 4wd, suspension or drive line problems.
Smaller size makes it very easy to maneuver on narrow mountain roads. Can shift from 2wd to 4wd on fly when needed.
Get rid of crappy plastic mud flaps. They break off on rough roads.