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Old 09-12-2017, 01:23 AM   #11
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Traded in my newer 06' F150 FX4CC to a 06' Sub Forester, as I was commuting back and forth from OC to LV weekly.

I had put in 250,000 mile before trading it in for a 15' Forester. Both cars have taken me to Yosemite, Seqouia, Tahoe and the Grand Canyons in winter and summer.

Best part is gas mileage is between 25-34 mpg.

Yeah... It's powered by granola.
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I heard that Reno was one of the top Subaru markets in the country. Don't know if that's true but they're everywhere.
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I heard that Reno was one of the top Subaru markets in the country. Don't know if that's true but they're everywhere.
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Colorado!
Yep, for #1, either Denver or Colorado Springs.
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That was the case decades ago when I lived there. forget the model but it was a wagon with the cool little 4WD on/off button on the shifter. Other than being nimble in snowy conditions that car couldn't get out of its own way.
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Have a Subaru Forester, added some "real" snow tires to it. Helps a lot with traction off road and in snow. Plus side it added about a inch more ground clearance as well.
I've found off-road and in snow it helps a lot to turn off the traction control. ( Button on left side of Steering wheel on lower dash panel )

I also drive most of the time in "sport" mode which fooled the hamsters into thinking their gerbils with ADD
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....My wife had an AWD Chevy Equinox and that thing was awesome in the snow. You basically couldn't get it to slide around. Modern traction control is awesome.
I've had no real experience with Subies, but always thought the BRAT looked like a fun vehicle.
I've always been a 4WD guy, first truck was an ex-Baja Race truck from the early 80's, and currently own a wrangler. But I've had two Grand Cherokees (ZJ and WJ) both were full time AWD, and I have to echo the Modern Traction control is awesome statement. Neither of my Grands have ever had traction issues. Gave the WJ to my mother, and still have the ZJ. Have taken both offroad plenty of time, for hunting, hiking, exploring, and never had a need for 4WD low in them. But it does have to do with purpose. I've been through plenty of obsticles with my wrangler, that my Grands would have struggled with in AWD. At the same time, I've been on plenty of slick ice and wet roads, that my grands make look easy, where my wrangler would be spinning around at the slightest thottle.

It's that proper tool for the job thing!
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I have a 2011 forester and i'll say that thing does VERY well off road. I have all terrain tires on it now and MPG went from 27 overall to like 24.

Other then having to replace motor mounts @ 65k, i have zero complaints.


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I know someone in Texas with with one. He fuels it with gluten free granola!

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