We had to face the unfortunate fact yesterday that our old Chevy pickup needs more repairs than it is worth anymore. So, we're going to scrap it and begin the search for something to take its place. I just got home to a barrage of emails from my husband on the matter, asking me to research vehicles for him, since I'm on maternity leave and have all the time in the world (haha). Here's what he said: First email: Here's what I'm suggesting: $6500 purchase cost thru auto loan ($100/month note). Purchase a Land Rover. It's not a Chevy, and models around 10 years old and 120,000 miles can be had for that price (check Cars.com). The only way this'll bite me is if the maintenance and upkeep is death. So I need you to research the likely maintenance and upkeep on a ten year old Land rover (probably Discovery gen II). Second email: Unless you think a Fifteen year old 150k mile 4runner would be a better bet. Third email: yah, looks like they leak every fluid imaginable, have crappy wiring, overheat and generally are lymey crap. Fourth email: Land Rover Discoveries may be crap. I really am looking for a suv, 4x4 that's around 6500 and not gonna cause me constant headaches. Air bags would be nice. Fifth email: Maybe Nissan Xterra, 2002 or later model Now, for my input, I think I'd like to avoid anything that's not Japanese. I know I should support American, but we did that with the Chevy, and it worked out very poorly, whereas every Japanese car I've ever owned has been reliable. Does anyone have any advice for us? Thanks in advance!