Hello, A friend of mine asked what his next car should be...(we bounce ideas off each other regularly). So what should I recommend to him?... He wants something reliable with reasonable fuel economy.. Some comfort features, but does like to kayak, biking, outdoor activities and has a dog he brings along with him. Occasionally he may sleep in the vehicle too. He is looking at a Subaru Outback, but is open to ideas... If the Honda Element was still made, it would be a strong contender... He doesn't want new but not old.. I was thinking a Toyota Highlander, the Subaru Outback, or??? What do you think? What should I recommend?