Check out Safariberg's post in the Australia and Racing forums as he and his team are the most knowledgeable group around on making the FE's last under rally/Safari conditions. Seems that once you get the filtering for the FI system sorted they can take a beating and hold up. Heard the same from a Portuguese rental business that has been running them for a few years now.
Of course the newer XC4's (530 etc) ain't bad either...
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