I’m totally new to the 4x4 world and wanted to reach out to this community for some advice.
I am looking for a stock 4x4 vehicle that would allow me to get further on fire road trails in the backcountry. I’m an avid backcountry hiker, mountain biker, and snowboarder, so I wanted my new vehicle to be large enough to be able to bring some friends with me (plus gear).
This would still be my only vehicle (I live in downtown Vancouver), so I would still be using it for quick trips to get groceries or other chores around the city, some small city trips for work to head to client’s offices for work, to head out on the highway to meet up with friends in and around Vancouver. as well as using it to get up to Cypress/Whistler/Interior/Island to explore, camp, hike, snowboard, and bike.
I’m also looking to get the vehicle that's as reliable as possible. I’ve been so impressed to hear some of the milages this community has quoted with their 4x4s!
I don’t think I’ll be able to afford the types of customizations that are talked about quite a bit on the forum, nor would I have the space/tools around my apartment to be able to work on anything, so I’d like to stay as close to stock as possible.
I’m interested in what you would recommend for a stock 4x4 given the types of usage I’ve mentioned.