Central PA newbie
My name is Randy and I live in Central PA and my other car is a canoe ...or a kayak ... depends on the day!
I guess I got the cart before the horse here. I started posting before introducing myself. I had a 2010 Tacoma Off Road pickup. To make a long story short, I rolled her three times in MD on I-83. Thanks to God and Toyota safety engineering I was walking around when the first responders arrived.
I had to good fortune to have a back-up vehicle in a 2002 Ford Escape, which has 145k miles and is a rock solid vehicle in it's own right. So, I took my time and really researched around. The Taco was my daily driver and at 16-17 mpg it was tough to shell out that much in gas. I was perusing the car sites and happened on the Subaru website. And when I saw the Crosstrek I was hooked. (think running in an open field in slow motion towards your dream car with your arms out hooked) lol
When I really thought about where I took my Taco, the Crosstrek will go everywhere I need it to. Mostly rocky, muddy trails to a canoe/kayak put-in along a river or lake . Will my XV go everywhere the Taco could? Of course not, but for a daily driver that can do all of the things my XV can AND get 28 combined mpg - it was a no-brainer. Plus I had a mid 80's Subie station wagon and had fond memories of that car and its reliable simplicity. In fact, I am a member of Tacoma World Forums and there are a couple of great Crosstrek threads on there! Very positive comments.
Anyway, I hope this forum grows into what the Tacoma forum was for me. A vast repository of great info and good folks to chat with. I think it will!