Wife and I have had mini vans for 25+ years, what with hauling our kids around and stuff. Now they are all gone and have been for years. We tend to keep a vehicle for a long time, so we don't trade often. Currently we have a 2007 Honda Odyssey with 180,000 miles. And really, mostly trouble free miles other than a/c condenser picked up a rock and we had to replace that, and voluntarily did the timing belt/waterpump kit thing. Never left us stranded anywhere.
We don't want a car. I have a 2008 bmw 328 that has 42000 miles on it. Its just too low to the ground and wife hates to ride in it.
Now we are thinking of an SUV. What we have narrowed it down to is a Ford Explorer or Toyota Highlander. I'm temped towards the Toyota for the reliability of Japanese makes. However the Explorer to us is better looking.
We will probably do something this winter. And we are still open to other things too.
So, I would like some of your fine opinion of things if any of you all have experience with SUV's.