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Would you buy your vehicle again?

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  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,311
    Yeah, but I imagine the cost of ownership of a 300 hp Audi Quattro would exceed that of your Subie by a considerable margin.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,930
    it's in the 4 degree range, plus or minus 4 degrees. :)
    Wind and humidity can make a bigger difference in how it feels.
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,693
    Ye, that was just a reflection on what could be done if Subaru put some work into the powertrain.

    The AWD RAV4, with 20 more horses and 500 more pounds plus a much higher profile, makes better mileage than my Subaru. So it can be done, and it can be done at this price point. Time for Subaru to do it. ;-)

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,311
    edited January 2011
    It looks as though Subaru will do it. As you know, their boxer engine has been around for ever. It's gotten periodic upgrades, but not a redesign. I've read that Subaru will introduce an all-new boxer engine in the next few months. Among other attributes, it'll feature better fuel economy than the current one.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,776
    We looked at a Forrester before we bought my wife's X3. It was a great car; the weak Subaru dealer service departments in Louisville helped sway us toward the X3. I'd still like a WRX STi Limited. :D

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,693
    I can't imagine owning a $40,000 STi and having to deal with pathetic and truly crappy Subaru dealers to get it serviced. ;-)

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,776
    That's the sticking point, all right. On top of that, our BMW dealer provides really excellent service at quite reasonable prices- so I'm reluctant to look elsewhere(especially after being burned by my Mazdaspeed 3).

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,930
    You should take a look at the latest 'Lightning Lap' results.
  • cannon3cannon3 Posts: 296
    In 2006 I bought a Ford Fusion SEL v6 with all the bells and whistles. I shopped the market for your everyday Camry/Accord. I even drove a Sonata/Optima. I shopped even VW. The Fusion at this time was different, and that is what I wanted. 65,000 miles later the Fusion has held up well, not one problem. I have changed the battery and tires. Brakes are coming up I am told. I have performed preventative maintenance on this car to a "T". Runs great. I would put this car against any 06 Camry/Accord any day.
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