Gents (& ladies), I am looking at getting a 4x4, 4-5 years old & spending up to £13,000. I was originally going to get a Volvo C70, but last winter put the kybosh on that. She who must be obeyed has insisted that I get a 4x4, in order that K_I mk2 can get to school in any weather & Mrs K_I can get to the shops/her mothers. Immediately I thought of a Defender, but she's such a spaz she'd struggle with the gears never mind the diff lock. Anyway, I've made my mind up I want to go for either the XC 90 D5 or the VW Touareg 2.5 diesel. Petrol is not an option. I'm not bothered about a brand new car as I work abroad & will only get to drive it myself for 3 months every year Can any kind arrsers provide me with advice one way or the other. Oh yes, how are they with daft black labs in the boot vis a vis dog guards etc.