My commuter is a 1998 Ford Mustang. This month we purchased an 05 Jeep Cherokee. Man, Daimer (Mercedes) has really turned around Chrysler in my opinion.
The Cherokee handles like a luxury car and the ride is fantabulous. Although I dread having a car payment again, with a wife, 13 yr. old and 12 yr. old boy, and a six month old puppy I dont have too many oprtions.
Reliability and peace of mind (6 yr. bumper to bumper warranty) it is worth it for us.