I have to get a new car my 1998 honda odyssey is costing me to much in maintence it has about 138,000 miles on it When I bought it in 1998 it was the smallest mini van and the safest most energy efficient at the time. I really like the ford escape. It has everything I want except the rating isn't too great in safety. and the reliability I mean if I pay 31.000 dollars for a car I expect it to be reliable. I like to go birding. and that's why I want 4wheel drive.