Overall, it's a workhorse. Over the 17 years I've owned it, it did have some moderately-serious mechanical issues, and it cost me a pretty penny, but no vehicle manufacturer today makes an SUV (XUV) that turns into a truck at the touch of a button like this one. I've hauled a refrigerator, a dresser and a number of trees standing straight up with the aft roof open. I pack it full of live sound equipment from time-to-time and I can still close the roof to security, and I installed a hydraulic boom crane to lift my 100lb PA mixing rig. It's also my surf wagon, and with its V8, it pulls my travel trailer hauler. I keep impeccable maintenance and maintenance records and I hope to hand it down to my son one day. It just can't be beat as a working machine, yet I can still take it out to a nice restaurant in the proper attire. For me, it's a keeper.