Just purchased a Crystal White Pearl Limited after much comparison shopping. I already own a Crosstrek and was looking for a larger vehicle and the Ascent looks like a great choice. So far so good and looking forward to the discussions in this group. I am planning to do a lift and with black powder coat the wheels or purchase some black wheels. Not sure yet about the upgrading tires to more aggressive as I don't want to ruin the nice, quiet highway driving.