A bit thirsty, but recommended
Handling and fuel consumption not the best attributes of this car (compared to some sedans and hatchbacks from Toyota), but OK given that the car weighs around 2 tonnes and is a 4wd.
Front seats are relatively comfortable, rear seats are best for around town; not comfortable enough for long trips (say more than 1.5 hours).
Reasonable boot space, parts easy to obtain.
Useful for ski trip for four (being a 4wd with high ground clearance). Also I've occasionally taken the car to the beach for a drive.
Another advantage of having high ground clearance is that the car can be driven around town without having to slow down at those speed bumps :-)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th March, 2010