I bought the 2001 4WD SE because of its price tag and different looks. Don't go off-road. Don't agree that the front seats are uncomfortable. We took a trip (apx 1,000 miles) in it last September and found it quit comfortable and it handled well on the road. I really like the feel of it, even if it is a little "trucky" feeling. Tons of room in the back with/without seats down. Seemed to be the best buy for the amount of room you get in its price range.
Looks, the way it feels on the road, the dashboard design is comfortable, it comes in a lot of fun colors. I do like its "quirkey" looks.
"Take some off the top" so to speak. Get the clearance right at or under 6'. Re-design how the back seats go down. Not at all convenient. Add leather as an option. Sun roof is a joke.