I have been in the market for a small-ish SUV since my daughter was born and we started outgrowing our Subaru. We looked and looked, and on the suggestion of my former boss, went and test drove a Ford Escape. I really liked it, but the price for a new one was a little out of our range. Went home, checked what seemed like every lot in the state, and found a 2002 Escape at a local dealer. Test drove that, did some research including a carfax.com report, haggled a little, and bought it. I like it so far. A little disappointing in the gas mileage, but it handles well and has plenty of space.