OK, here's the deal. My wife is shopping for a new car. We have actually placed a deposit on an MDX but may not take delivery. We live in Colorado and have access to some of the most beautiful back country available (if it doesn't get closed due to fire). Anyway, I'm not sure the MDX is up to the rough country driving that we occasionally do. Yes we actually use four wheel drive. My Nissan Pathfinder, now in the hands of a seventeen year old driver, served us well, but didn't have enough power. The newer ones seem to have fixed that problem. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is probably the best alternative, but I don't want to visit the dealer every month. Here is my question. who here has acutually attempted wilderness driving with the MDX? Thanks in advance.