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Unread 21st January 2018, 05:05 PM
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Bought my first Subaru, always thought it would be a WRX, but family and all, so it is a 2014 Forester 2.0XT Touring. Looking at making it a bit more aggressive looking and not so soccer mom looking.

I will say, fun little vehicle, I traded in a 2013 Mustang GT Premium with all kinds of mods done to it, so this isn't Mustang power, but it is fun, I can drive it in Iowa winters, dropped my insurance about $70 a month, and other family members can drive it, so it is a win for me right now.
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How does it go offroad compared to the Mustang?

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A bash plate would be the first thing I'd recommend if you are planning on going offroad.

From there, the world is your oyster, there's loads of stuff that can be done: bull bars, lift kits, tyres, diffs (doesn't make it look agressive, makes it agressive!), lights, snorkels even - if you're not afraid of getting wet.

How much do you want to spend?
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Congratulations on the new car, and to the forum.

With a family to consider, it is worth noting that your Forester does rather better in crash testing than the Mustang.

By and large, you can safely take any Subaru on any road it can physically negotiate. I have driven my 1993 Impreza up muddy tracks that would have defeated my 1968 Landcruiser!
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How does it go offroad compared to the Mustang?

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A bash plate would be the first thing I'd recommend if you are planning on going offroad.

From there, the world is your oyster, there's loads of stuff that can be done: bull bars, lift kits, tyres, diffs (doesn't make it look agressive, makes it agressive!), lights, snorkels even - if you're not afraid of getting wet.

How much do you want to spend?
Much better than the Mustang off road, actually hit a snow storm on the way to trade in the Mustang, talk about a knuckle whitening situation!

I have a 2008 F150 Screw lifted with 33's, so off road isn't a issue, but it doesn't get the mileage I needed with a 50 mile one way commute to work.
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I have a 2008 F150 Screw lifted with 33's, so off road isn't a issue,
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but it doesn't get the mileage I needed with a 50 mile one way commute to work.
50 mile one way? did you look at the levorg..
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