Got to go out for about 100 miles over the weekend and... I think it's just about perfect. I'm running everything stock and don't plan on changing much. Running 8psi in the tires. It's very nice to be able to crawl over rough terrain and then, when you get to smooth road, gas on it and get up to speed without shifting from low to high range. There were three of us plus the cooler and found nothing even hard for the pioneer to do. Most of my smooth open road driving was done at 25-30 mph and I was down 3 bars on the fuel gauge after 100 miles. The steering is fine, a little stiff when stopped, but not bad. Little or no bump steer. The rear seats are very nice to have and surprisingly comfortable. If I have one complaint, it would be the noise of the rear-end. I don't know if the gears are straight cut or what, but it does make more clicks, creaks, and just noise in general than I think it should. All in all I'm very happy with it and would make the same choice again.