You have a number of different options in this category.
If you are truly looking at used, low miles and want to know what other owners' experiences have been then start by looking at the consumer reviews for each vehicle.
You can start your used car research at this page http://www.edmunds.com/apps/usedmatrix/
U... (good page to bookmark) and then drilldown on the various categories and years.
For 2005 - here's a great snapshot page http://www.edmunds.com/used/market/2005
/... I arrived at this from the URL before where I selected Crossover and then the year 2005.
Here is what I would have on my shopping list to research:
2005 Saturn Vue - nice vehicle but not the high resale value like a Toyota or Honda, good value
2005 Mitsubishi Outlander - owner's really like them, nice to drive, good value, good warranty but you need to check on the 10yr. transferring to you as the new owner
2005 Subaru Forester - owner's love them, great safety record, may be at the top of the price range but definitely consider
2005 Buick Rendezvou - I don't have comments on this but below is the link to the consumer reviews
2005 Chrysler Pacifica - probably last on my list...pricier and the blind spots to the rear are annoying
You also have an option or two in New if you can go to the top of your price range. Remember that the numbers shown are MSRP (what the manufacturer would like you to pay) and that you can negotiate lower. With new you would have the warranty, no miles and perhaps some peace of mind on that front.
2007 or 2008 Jeep Patriot http://www.edmunds.com/jeep/patriot/200
2007 Kia Sportage - GREAT WARRANTY
Good luck! If this helped, be sure and give it a thumbs up :-)