Due to the type of work I do (75% ordinary roads but tracks and fields sometimes) and being caught out last winter in a hilly, rural area with the snow, I'm looking to replace the faithful old Honda hatchback (yes, I know but it's very reliable, etc. etc.). I want something with a bit of ground clearance and optional 4x4 and possibly able to tow a small trailer BUT I don't want some great tank-like beast; Jeep Cherokee, X5 etc because I still want to be able to get around town and smallish lanes and not spend my life savings on fuel. Low emission level would be good and I've not got a view on petrol or diesel, yet. I've looked at the small Vitara (slightly "hairdresser"), Honda CR V and cast an eye over the Suburu estate-types (seem to have a good reputation with the rural working types around here). Any advice, thoughts or experiences would be welcome. Or should I just give in to the testosterone urges and go for an old Defender...... ?