Originally Posted by donb
We had an old Ford Explorer 2wd as a daily driver and the Jeep for the winter time. The jeep is great but we are going down to one daily driver. My wife's VW bug is the fun car. We feel the Crosstrek will give us the the room of a small suv and the ability to get around in the snow. Plus my wife really like the way it looks. Me too. This will be our first Subaru. The pre-order process was easy and we really like the folks at our local dealer, Adventure Subaru in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
That's great, man. The Crosstrek will be my third Subaru (previously owned a WRX and now have an Outback Sport) and I can tell you that I am a huge fanboy (if that isn't obvious!). I am a huge Jeep fan, as well, but honestly full-time AWD is probably better as a commuter in the snow than a Jeep would be unless you drove around in 4WD all the time. I could be wrong about that, but it makes sense to me.
The look of the Crosstrek is great, though I can't wait to see it in person. It'll probably look even better!