My wife has really wanted one of these for a year or so now, well I finally broke down and bought her one. It is new, but it's a 2008. Got a heck of a deal, a couple of thousand less than used 2009 and 2008's we had been looking at. Looking forward to maybe getting some miles on it before the snow hits. Also a big thank you, to all that have contributed to this forum as I have been lurking for awhile doing research.