Great overall vehicle, hope I can find another as reliable and economical when it finally goes. Used as a daily driver for over 9 years, as well as going skiing, camping, and horsing around off-road. True all-in-one vehicle. Never let me down or stranded me once. I've even had good hiway gas mileage, up to 24 mpg. Most newer "value priced" SUV's (Xterra, etc.) don't have all the features/capabilities this one had.
Looks, handling, braking - 4 wheel disc brakes (notice how a lot of newer don't have?), and overall value. The adjustable shocks (sport/touring) are cool too.
Would've been nice to have more power/torque... maybe a diesel version like they had in Australia for towing? Interior was so-so, especially compared to today's luxed out vehicles.