I have been thinking about getting on these. What has held me back was the poor gas mileage. My current vehicle gets much better mpg, smooth ride, easy to get the kid in and out of her car seat, been useful and comfortable for long car trips.
Problem is, when I need it for hauling anything of weight or length, driving to hiking trail heads that are not car friendly, not all that bad but not all that confidence building in snow, my current vehicle lets me down. I drove a pickup for 12 years that I could take anywhere and haul nearly anything with no problem. I miss that capability, especially lately. So I am considering a new vehicle.
I do not plan to be during big time off-roading (though trail driving is fun), will be using it in plenty of bad snow, I would like to be able to load it up with heavy stuff or big stuff on the top. A trailer is an option, so how does it tow? I would get the hardtop and prefer driving a manual transmission.
So are these any good?