First things first, I love my pickup, but I don't see it as a vehicle that can "do it all", mainly because of ride comfort and stability during hard driving. In the future, I'd like to have one vehicle so I don't have to pay twice the insurance and have two car payments.<p>Based on the vehicles I own, you can probably tell I like to go fast every once in a while. Today I drove many miles up mountain roads that were both curvy and very rough. I was pushing my truck to its limits pretty much. It was a pretty rough ride, and a couple of times it felt like my rear end got airborne. I almost hit my head on the roof of the truck when I went through this one dip in the road.<p>I do some light duty off-roading every once in a while, so it's nice to have a vehicle with some ground clearance as well. I also like knowing that I can hit a pothole and not completely destroy something on the vehicle. I went around a corner of this back road once and there was a huge pothole right in the middle of the road (unavoidable). My truck hit it hard but nothing was damaged (whew). I wonder how tough the stock tires and shocks are on the XC90.<p>Oh, and my friend keeps bothering me to get a quad, so I need at least enough towing capacity to pull a trailer with two quads on it.<p>Do any of you really put your XC90 through its paces? I am wondering how it handles and how comfortable it is on rough roads.<p>Basically, I'm looking for something that can go anywhere yet still be comfortable. I kind of have my eye on the XC50 in the future because of its lower cost and smaller size, and the fact that I'm single. I love my Hemi though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">. The XC90 V8 sounds like it might be a good fit for me.