First SUV ever owned, needed something versatile for small family. Went to get a 2007 leftover and got a good deal on a 2008. Drives very well, was pleasantly surprised by handling on winding roads during test drive. Has small exterior dimensions but has well designed and comfortable interior. Got the WR blue and realized that it resembles Thomas the train which my son loves.
Seats, interior finish, price, torque, ride, predicted reliability record from CR. Cool allow wheels for the sports model. It is fun to drive.
Gas mileage, put rear discs in sports model, providfe side curtain airbags option, and navigation options for those who want a back up camera. Wished the rear wheel wells did not take as much trunk space away, but a cargo rack solves this.