I did a quick home and back in the LR4, and I did it all on surface streets and the interstate. It has been a few years since my last serious off-road adventure in the world's most luxuriously competent motorized billy goat, and there was a little pang in my heart for the wilds of Iceland/Belize/Rocky Mountains/South Africa/Madagascar.
But I picked up the dry cleaning and gave my dog Lou a ride to and from work. Lou used to jump into a vehicle, but she took one look at the height involved and the narrowness of the door opening to the second row, and she promptly sat on her fat little ass. Long-legged humans might also be prepared to call shotgun for the front passenger seat.
I cannot say enough about the heated steering wheel. Including, GOD! $1500!! Yeah, it includes seats, windshield, and washer jets, but GOD!!
I'd swallow hard and buy that package.
Jean Jennings, Editor-in-Chief