Pretty much mirrors my plan. First summer is gonna be light dirt roads only. Maybe a couple easy wheeling trails. Gotta let it be nice and new for a second. Year two will probably involve a mild lift and tires. It'll remain a daily driver for a couple years.it’s my daily driver, plan on it being until it’s paid off then maybe I’ll take my wife’s current forester and that will be my daily.
Won’t put it through too much abuse until then. For now plan on moderate stuff. Eventually plan on moving back out west and use it as my off-road rig primarily. That’s 5-10 years down the road. Plan on keeping this vehicle for a long time so no rush quite yet.
The end goal is for it to be a built offroad pig in five or seven years time, while telling people I'm the original owner, with photos of the stock days and all. It'll hopefully slowly go through the whole metamorphosis with me.