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I bought my 2021 Crosstrek Limited back in November. This is my first brand new car and Subaru. I was always a Jeep girl and after years of having Jeeps (my 90's Jeeps were the best, had over 300,000 miles on one of them) the "it's a Jeep thing" is understanding and accepting that they always seem to have some sort of issue lol. I got tired of constantly spending money and working on my Jeeps, I decided to leave that family and move to a more reliable one. I'm adjusting to being in a smaller car, but it's growing on me. Everything I've done to it so far is cosmetic. I would like to change the exhaust at some point and maybe even do something to get some more ponies out of it. It is fun to drive and I'm really liking the AWD! I already have 3,500 miles on it. I just wanted to introduce myself and say I appreciate this forum! 馃檪
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Nice car. I got to drive some of the Oregon forest roads in my Subaru last year up to some of the fire stations through Rogue River/ Siskyou National Forest. Beautiful. The Subaru surprised me in how well it managed things despite the OEM tires, even the snow near the peaks. Welcome. You've got my Orange Crosstrek's mud guards though and they look sharp on your car.
 

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Nice car. I got to drive some of the Oregon forest roads in my Subaru last year up to some of the fire stations through Rogue River/ Siskyou National Forest. Beautiful. The Subaru surprised me in how well it managed things despite the OEM tires, even the snow near the peaks. Welcome. You've got my Orange Crosstrek's mud guards though and they look sharp on your car.
It is very pretty here, but unfortunate we've had such bad fire seasons for a couple years. I'm looking forward driving in the snow with it to see how the AWD handles since I've only have had rear and 4 wheel drive. I'm loving adding orange accents to it. I do like the orange Crosstreks but they didn't have that color option for the 2021 models. I bet yours looks good with the matching mud flaps.
 

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It is very pretty here, but unfortunate we've had such bad fire seasons for a couple years. I'm looking forward driving in the snow with it to see how the AWD handles since I've only have had rear and 4 wheel drive. I'm loving adding orange accents to it. I do like the orange Crosstreks but they didn't have that color option for the 2021 models. I bet yours looks good with the matching mud flaps.
A remarkable thing about driving in the Oregon forest was that I found large, bulldozed piles of damp forest debris that were smouldering from fires that happened a few months before. It was quite eerie with periodic pockets of dense smoke covering the trails. Ranger told me that when the fire is out there were pockets from fire line construction where embers might burn for a long time.
 

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Welcome! We're in the wine business and were planning a road trip for last year to visit the Oregon wine country but, of course, the pandemic nixed that...

Great color choice, btw... 馃樃
 
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Welcome @Maneki_Neko31

Congrats on your new Crosstrek, and thank you for introducing yourself and sharing photos with us.

This is a great community to be apart of, there is a ton of information on the site as well as informative members, so don't hesitate to jump into all the different threads!
 

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A remarkable thing about driving in the Oregon forest was that I found large, bulldozed piles of damp forest debris that were smouldering from fires that happened a few months before. It was quite eerie with periodic pockets of dense smoke covering the trails. Ranger told me that when the fire is out there were pockets from fire line construction where embers might burn for a long time.
The fires can be extremely bad, last year was one of the worst. I agree, there is something very eerie about the areas that have burnt and how the smoke hangs out for so long sometimes. I hope you have gotten to see more than the remnants of fire damage. There are some beautiful places to see.
 

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Hello from Grants Pass! We own 2 Crosstrek , a 19 and a 21. You made a great choice. View attachment 303996
Nice color!
Do you go camping with it? If so do you feel there is enough room with the seats down or do you need to use your crossbars on top to get all your gear? I'm slightly concerned because I definitely downsized backseat space from my Jeep to my Crosstrek.
 

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Great looking XV, man! IMO those flaps should color match.
Thanks! Here's an update to show where I was going with my intensely colored flaps. I felt like I had to go with orange because the stitching inside is orange.
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Welcome! We're in the wine business and were planning a road trip for last year to visit the Oregon wine country but, of course, the pandemic nixed that...

Great color choice, btw... 馃樃
Thanks! I love the color too!
We have some pretty good places in the Willamette Valley, there are pockets of wineries all over the place. They aren't on top of each other like in Temecula, but some are a little further out. It would make for a great summer road trip! I hope you can experience that this year.
 

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The fires can be extremely bad, last year was one of the worst. I agree, there is something very eerie about the areas that have burnt and how the smoke hangs out for so long sometimes. I hope you have gotten to see more than the remnants of fire damage. There are some beautiful places to see.
The Crosstrek was an interesting new way to travel through the (I presume) logging roads into parts of the forest I haven't been to and then up to three of the lookouts without making a single walking trek out of just visiting one of them. The Subaru is well suited to travel back there although I think my new tires (same rims) will help in the snow and muck as the OEMs were a bit slick.

My annual trip up the coast was the main reason for being there. Oregon is just plain gorgeous in the winter and the near shore even more so.
 
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