The winter I got tired of my front wheel drive car being stuck in my own driveway, I bought an SUV. This is my third. I traded in my beloved Honda Passport for it. Feeling patriotic, I wanted an American made vehicle that looked like an SUV rather than a "wagon." My 2007 Nitro Cruizer fills the bill. I just hope it was a wise decision because I plan to have this one as long as I live in Alaska.