Once again I will be taking a trip to Vermont to visit my girlfriend's family for Easter. Apparently there is still snow on the ground. I am very optimistic for this trip. I could not have a better car than my Subaru to get the job done. My girlfriend's family lives in the small town of Eden. The road to get their home is pretty steep and I have no trouble with my Subaru. This vehicle enables me more ability than my past cars. From loading my car up full of fishing gear or packing it with a couple of suitcases for a weekend out of town, this car will get it done, no questions asked. Like I've said in past posts, this car is safe, reliable and rugged. My Subaru is now sitting pretty at 11,000 miles and has only been to the dealer for minor things I have done (see Pothole Problems). As you continue to find this vehicle's abilities are, you will find a couple week points but this crossover isn't a rock crawler or a purpose built trail rig either. It does it's job well and still has a well mannered ride on the road. It's no wonder why so many people in Vermont drive a Subaru.