Originally Posted by ambro25
IMHO and from reading the thread - you're looking for 4x4 driving benefits w/out however absolutely requiring 'boxiness' (size) - and you're also style-conscious.
Just get an impreza, a legacy
yes your about right there - and i did consider the impreza - however one of the reasons i want a jeep is ground clerance - i just want a bit more than an ordinary car - i often end up on country lanes/potholed roads that i would just like to drive over as opposed to crawl over - what's the impreza like in this reguard ( low enough i suspect ) - also i was sort of hoping that in getting a jeep i might end up with a differential lock or lsd of some kind so when both wheels on one side end up in the rough they wont spin quite so much - admitedly i havent researched this a lot but i know that some of the jeeps have this facility - afaik even the frontera which doesnt have diff lock has front and rear axles locked so that if one axle spins the other one is likely to stay solid - any idea about the impreza - traction control etc
another thing is the tyre widths - is it possible to get wide deep groove tyres on it that would allow me to get up a grassy hill etc
..... really though .... is the impreza meant for this sort of thing ???? --- i mean i will be pulling a small trailer too - it seems a bit funny ???
does anyone know what the forrester does to the gallon --- i've heard reports that it's as low as 12-15mpg --- true ???
ps thanks everyone for your comments etc - very helpful