An interesting detail is that my vehicle also has a manual transmission.
I have had this SUV for about four years. So far no major problems, thank god. The engine is quite, the view is good and I like the height. It is very comfortable and is a great ride. I also, drove through flood waters up to the doors and it never stalled. The door handles inside and out material is not a good selection. The rear door needs a replacement latch kit.