This car has been amazing; I take it off road all the time, and have even jumped sand dunes in it. It is now 18 years old, has almost 300,000 miles on it, and the engine is still in great shape. It's two weaknesses have been the window regulators (I've replaced all 4 over the years), and the paint (peeling off; that midnight blue pearl was not a good paint) but the car itself has been totally reliable, it holds a lot of people (perfect for 'girls night' out), and all our camping gear, plus two dogs. And it's very comfortable on long trips (all the way from Denver to San Diego in one day). With that original body type, the rear wheels are a little wider than the front wheels, which made it ideal for getting though sticky mud and not getting stuck. Awesome car! If I could make any changes, I would make the clearance a little higher, and the towing capacity a little bigger.