In about 4 or 5 months, I will be trading in my Cadillac for an SUV in the $10,000 and less range. The Cadillac has become far bigger of a problem child than I am willing to put up with. I think a $1,000 trade-in for it would be appropriate, combined with a $2,000 cash down payment. There are only three brands that I'm looking at: Chevy/GMC, Toyota, and Honda. BUT....let me know if there are others I should consider. I plan to do a lot of traveling; some to remote places where I need either AWD or 4WD. Nice to have in the winter too. Comfort is also a must. I also need space in the back for pots, lumber for planter boxes, bags of soil for my garden, various other home and garden items, and various tools for around the home. The ability to pull a trailer if necessary would be handy too. I'm going to be growing fruits and vegetables to sell at local farmer's markets, so pulling a trailer with my haul would be a nice option to have. I considered getting a pickup truck, but kind of want an SUV instead. They seem to make for better traveling. And I'm not getting a sedan or coupe either. In no particular order, I'm looking at the Chevy Tahoe/Suburban/Trailblazer/GMC-lineup, Honda CR-V and Pilot, and the Toyota Sequoia, Highlander, 4Runner, and Rav4. I've been a fan of the Tahoes and Suburbans since I was a kid, because I grew up around them in Scouts. Everyone's dad had one, or a pickup truck. That 5.3 Liter Vortec seems pretty reliable too. The Trailblazer looks very nice too....that 4.2-liter I6 drives pretty smooth, I hear. I like these vehicles for the comfort, spaciousness, and power. The Toyotas and Hondas I like for Japanese reliability, even though I've never owned one. Preferably, I want an SUV that are the easiest to work on with basic tools, even for someone as unskilled as I am. 99% of the time, I'll be taking it to a mechanic for repairs, but for easy things that I can fix I would like to be able to do so. I'm pretty confident that there are enough how-to's and parts available for these vehicles. I don't have a garage, so this would be a vehicle parked in the elements. I dismissed two brands: Ford and Subaru, but I am open to hearing your thoughts on them. I dismissed Ford because the 2002 Explorer has been ranked at the top of ConsumerReports list of most unreliable vehicles all-time. And I've read too many things here and there about Ford's poor reliability....which is a shame because I really like the Expedition. But I've heard that 5.4 liter Triton can have problems with cam phasers and other issues, and I'm not willing to risk it at high mileage. But again: I'm open to your thoughts on them. And I dismissed Subaru after hearing about their wide-ranging and hellaciously-expensive head-gasket failures. So....what should I know and look out for in high-mileage SUVs? I've never owned or bought one before, so I'm trying to study up and learn as much as possible. Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! ETA: the cars I'm looking at have mileage in the 155K to 210K range.