Cyberdemon wrote:The Renegade is spunky but very tiny. The new Compass is a tweener between that and the Cherokee. Jeeps are very hit or miss on reliability also. Cheap to repair, but my wife's Cherokee had about 5 recalls in the 3 years of ownership and plenty of rattles, squeaks, and a terrible shifting automatic transmission. Lot's of content per dollar though.
The Volvo XC60 was just announced which looks gorgeous - that should be state-side this year - but will probably mimic pricing of the X3 putting it into the low $50's once you check a box or two.
I'm not a fan of Jeeps because of reliability and ride quality. A hardtop, extended wrangler would actually be kind of perfect if they didn't ride as rough as Tom Waits' vocal chords. I'm curious to see pricing on the new XC60 as well as what that does to prices on the remaining 2017s out there. I love the V60 Cross Country wagon, which is practically the exact same car as the soon-to-be-previous generation XC60. A new V60, hopefully along with the Cross Country variation, is supposed to be announced this year, too.