I went to the New England International Auto Show today...not just because I had a discount coupon but because my 1988 Pathfinder is showing its age and I wanted to check out some possible replacements.
The H2 by Hummer is a possible replacement... but do I really need the machine gun turret option? On the other end of the spectrum is the Mini Cooper from BMW.
I think you can fit the Mini in the trunk of the Hummer. Both of them had a really comfortable interior. The H2 puts you on top of all the action. The Mini lets you get around and park in the smallest spaces.
Chevy took a totally new tack and showed the SSR. It is a fusion of a sports car + truck. It has an open roof, a large trunk, and an aggressive front. My personal favorite SUV/truck from the show was the Subaru Baja. The size is right. It is not too big, too tall, or too expensive... under $25K fully loaded.
I loved the half pickup, have car concept. It feel just like a sedan in front, sits four comfortably, and has an open section in the back to haul stuff. I will seriously consider this one when it is time to trade in the Pathfinder!
Here is one car that would be hard to trade in! Porsche had their GT-3 displayed on a rotating platform. They will let you sit in it for $120K :-)