Purchased this vehicle just 2 weeks ago, and took it on a trip to the Gold Coast. Covered 4000 kms without a hitch.
I couldn't believe my eyes when the fuel gauge plummeted over the first 200 kms. I started to think that I couldn't afford this trip, but much to my amazement my first fill only took 30 litres. This happened throughout the trip, and overall consumption was 12.5 - 13 litres/100k, which I reckon is OK for a car of this type.
Highway cruising was good and overtaking effortless.
I was a little concerned early on with the transmission lag, but I'm told that this is normal, and I'm now used to it.
Upon returning home from Qld, I took the Frontera down to a well known track used by 4x4s near where I live. It was pretty wet and muddy, and I was pleasantly surprised by the ease with which the "new" car handled the steep hills and wet terrain. The TOD setting is great, and inspires confidence offroad.
My Frontera came fitted with Pirelli tyres and 16 inch mags. Not sure if that's standard, but they surely work in the mud and are quiet on the road.
The level of equipment in the SE is great, with the cruise control working very well on the trip. The sound system is very good, and the radio reception excellent, picking up regional radio stations easily.
The only gripe I have thus far is that the rear tail gate swings the wrong way, making roadside use dangerous.