I've always needed something with a bed for those few inevitable occasions so when I got the RL, I thought it would be the do all vehicle, AWD, a .V6 and be a daily driver. Turns out that it doesn't have enough "car" or fun factor in it for my tastes to be a daily driver so when it's time to reset I would like to have something with a fun factor, preferably an SUV or sedan and a minimal vehicle with a bed that can haul sheet goods. I could see my now almost 4 year old RL becoming that vehicle but a stripped F-150 regular cab 2WD or Ranger 2WD could fit that bill and they are inexpensive. 4WD on these trucks is useless to me because most of the time you can't use it. Here the roads aren't always completely covered in snow and the 4 Auto on the Colorado is about as close as you can get to the AWD on a RL but it is centuries behind. Tha'ts why I think an SUV for the long winters is the answer for me. I also don't like the smaller bed and the lesser legroom in the RL. Yes, it's class leading because of the transverse mounted engine but still, I'm prepared to giving up the rear seat to have a 6 foot bed just like I did with my Ranger almost 30 year ago. I just don't know what's out there to replace my Accord. I want something stealthy, stiffly sprung, strong brake pedal feel, NA and sleeperish with average looking wheels and not the lowest profile tires. Basically everything my Accord has.. I do love the tailgate on the RL but am running into too many instances where the bed is too shallow with the tonneau and it's blocks which reduce the height even further.