There is never an ordinary trip when it comes to the Subaru. The day we went to get our Great Dane Nala was one of our grand adventures. We left in early morning with a snow advisory. We cruised the eighty miles in my 2009 Subaru Outback 2.5I Limited wagon and picked up Nala without a hitch. However, during the return trip, the weather decided it was time to test the Subbie. We went about 20 miles before the visibility reduced dramatically, then the Interstate shut down with traffic was directed to local roads. I decided that we just needed to get Nula to her new home. We used GPS to find an alternate route, and went for it! The Subbie plowed through the snow-covered roads at a slow, steady pace. Eight hours later, we were back home with our Nala! Now she refuses to ride in anything but my Outback! One could say she is partial to my Outback just like I am. My Subbie is big dog tested, and big dog APPROVED!