We bought this vehicle in 2005 with 37000 miles on it. It was purchased primarily as a tow vehicle for our 24 foot travel trailer. It has performed well over the years with only a few problems, but this last year we had to replace the transmission in it which cost about $3000. The SUV has only 97000 miles on it and is otherwise in very good shape. No problems with motor or rear end so far. We reasoned it was worth it to put a new re-man tranny in because the cost of a new tow vehicle was going to run in the 20k plus range for anything that we felt compared to our vehicle, and that would be a used vehicle with approximately the same mileage our current vehicle has. With our new tranny we got a 3 year- 100k warranty. We had some tranny adjustment issues that were resolved right away, and in the last 6 months it has run very well for us. I expect that this vehicle will be kept at least 2 or 3 more years.