So we are in the research stage of shopping for a brand new or <50k mile new-used vehicle. Our rigs are getting old, and have a tendency, even when maintained properly, to nickle and dime us from time to time. The $$ isnt the problem though, spending the time to fix it is. So we are looking to find a new rig. A garage queen that we can jump in, and go wherever we want without worry or blinking an eye. We dont drive much (less than 3k miles a year) so I expect this to be the last vehicle we ever buy. So I want to do it right. The requirements: Ubber reliable Seating for 4 Decent amount of cargo/gear/dog space AWD or 4x4 25+MPG HWY. Im shooting for 30! <$30k new Local dealer to handle any and all problems when under warranty We have a Toyota, Subaru, Jeep and Ford dealer local. With all of this in mind, Ive formed the following list. Please discuss. *Toyota Rav4 *Subaru Outback *Subaru Forester *Jeep Liberty And though Im shying away from Ford, Id like to consider the Escape Id like to discuss anything and everything. But specifically the following: Motor options, and their known problems. Auto trans used, known problems, etc. FYI I do not want a manual gearbox. AWD systems, and what is ideal, problematic, etc Overall reliability. Take your time. I appreciate any and all responses!