I have a Forester that I bought new in 2003, which has been the family car and now has 72K on the clock. I am starting to think of a replacement family car and need to decide whether to keep the Forester or my Jimny for my stalking etc. Neither have been any trouble so reliability is not an issue. My Jimny, although 2001 has only 54K on the clock and never lets me down but it's size has its limitations in some circumstances.
I know the bad guys use the Forester for illegal coursing etc. but perhaps that is more to do with its speed for getting away than genuine off-road capability ?
I was wondering if any of our members have used a Forester off road for genuine stalking work and if so what it was like ? Your experience would be appreciated.