Damn, my 2005 Ford Escape is slowly dying and draining my funds. I come seeking wisdom on which vehicle/brand you guys prefer and have found reliable. I like the size of the escape but the wife is all aboot smaller SUV types. There are four of us so we need some space for junk. I'm on the frugal side so I don't want to get crazy on the price and I prefer buying a used vehicle if possible. I keep cars untill the wheels come off and am more interested in function than style. I am thankful for the wisdom ya'll will share.