in that case, Crow hill is your biggest obstacle on the way to town, and no amount of forced induction is going to over come a pair of old Subarus doing their very best at 35mph - I grew up in the Conifer area, and even going back to the '80s, when I was learning to drive, horsepower has always been irrelevant. Comfy seats and a good stereo are far more important, if it's not the old Subarus, it's a hay truck, a herd of elk or 5 miles of bumper to bumper campers and side by side trailers that are going to be your biggest obstacle. It's fun to shop though, 90% of the time I don't "need" most of the power my Xterra can create, or the heated seats, XM radio, rear locker, etc.... but I like it!Thanks that good local info! We are out 285 in Bailey. I will commute to the airport but only one way every 4-6 days. The 04 trailblazer I am driving now does okay and I see lots of frontiers out here. My wife’s escape with 2.0 ecoboost does awesome thanks to he turbo. I just like to do my research and hear first hand experience.
Now hopefully the new frontier releases soon and I can snag an amazing deal on a leftover 2020 or a CPO frontier.