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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Oregonhunter5, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    so...
    I need a work car that gets great gas mileage and is awesome in all weather. I have a tundra, a land cruiser, and a classic.
    That's my preface.
    I went to drive a legacy sedan and the new one is awesome. But,,,,, the wagon is more usable.
    So you get where I'm going with this. Do republican macho men drive the outback?
    Cause I like them. They drive like great. Handle very well.
     
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  2. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I loved my wife's Outback for winter driving and trailhead parking. Parked my 4x4 during winter snow and drove the Wagon with studs and went everywhere I wanted but it's not a rig that will get you into the pants of hot chicks unless it's really cold and wet and they can't get another ride home....:p Wife wouldn't get another when she found out they're Lezmobiles.....
     
  3. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    You don't wven need studs.

    I know wouldn't drive a 1985-2011 corvette
     
  4. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    If they want to. What they don't do is ask permission from the interweb.
     
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  5. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Permission?
    Well I guess so...
    But it's just one of those topics.
     
  6. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Lol the wife has my pickup this weekend out of town. I'm bacheloring it with her legacy.

    I've heard the newer lesburus have better head gaskets than the slightly older ones.
     
  7. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    What year is yours? This one is new.
     
  8. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    An 08. A guy at work has a 2010. Both had leaky head gaskets between 75 and 100k miles. Super common on these. That's how my tax return is getting spent. $1500 because they have to pull the motor.

    I've heard the newer ones are better. Great little cars though. I put some Hankook ipike studless snow tires on it this winter and it's pretty much unstoppable.
     
  9. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Get the 555 Impreza
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  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    The bonus is, they come with a factory box to store granola in that you use like gravel/sand in the rare cases you need extra traction in the snow.

    :D
     
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  11. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at the 2016. I heard they fixed the head deal 4-5 years back. The tranny, you can't even feel it shift. Holds the road like a champ.
     
  12. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    'Nuf said.
     
  13. techiej

    techiej vancouver, wa Active Member

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    We currently have two foresters and they are nice, safe and dependable.

    If I were younger I'd drive something else - and did - but at this point I don't care what others think of my ride.

    A side benefit is that no matter which car we get into the controls (other than radio stations) are the same.
     
  14. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    The Forster is another level above the outback.
     
  15. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yep, that's how I drive the wife's Imprezza when she is not using it, tons of power and very aerodynamic when in flight....
     
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  16. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The head gasket issue is well known, and you should research it a bit. They do require some more maintenance than a non-Boxer type powered car.

    Their AWD is well respected - their newer CVT transmissions are not. If at all possible get one with a manual transmission, if you can find one. There are several MT subbies I have seen on the used market (I am shopping for a small AWD car too).

    I would prefer the Impreza wagon over the Outback unless you do a lot of people/stuff hauling, in which case I would prefer the Forester over the Outback.

    I don't care for the newer Outbacks and Foresters though - they keep getting larger and larger, more and more SUV every year.
     
  17. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I just bought a 2016 Crosstrek. We have a Tacoma 4x4 also, but I prefer the Crosstrek. The new CVT transmission is awesome....this coming from a guy who sold his 500hp TwinTurbo Porsche and enjoys driving the Crosstrek more than the Pcar...lol

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  18. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Is there no shame?
     
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    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I had a 2014 Forester and I sold it after one year. It was burning one quart of oil in about 800/1000 miles or so. They said that was normal and wouldn't do anything about it. Well that's not normal for me.
     
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