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Posted: 1/22/2002 7:43:53 PM EDT
Keeping the toyota p/u, but thinking about trading in the volkswagon for a subaru outback. Anyone here have one? A buddy told me if I were to get one, keep it a 4 cylinder instead of a six. He also mentioned that they have an unlimited 100k wrty (even the oil changes are taken care of), is this true? For those of you that have one, I'd appriciate your input. thks
Link Posted: 1/22/2002 8:08:53 PM EDT
I think that Subaru is the official car of the GLA.
Link Posted: 1/22/2002 8:09:51 PM EDT
What is the GLA ?
Link Posted: 1/22/2002 8:26:11 PM EDT
13f, my opinion will probably be the only neg. one here against the outback, I had one for a year and a half and couldn't get rid of it fast enough. Multiple problems that made it dangerous to drive. I replaced it with another jeep. If you get one I hope you have better luck than I did, I have talked to 5 other people who have had the same problems as I, maybe its just the retards at the local subaru service department. idaho-ar15
Link Posted: 1/22/2002 8:42:00 PM EDT
Idaho, what year was you're vehicle? When my buddy said they have a 100k unlimeted wrty, figured the new ones can't be all that bad. By the way, where in idaho are you? I usually spend some time each year by the locsha and the Northfork of the clearwater.
Link Posted: 1/22/2002 8:55:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2002 8:59:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Paul: I had one in Australia and it did well enough the two....
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Paul, from the posts youve posted(?), ive come to the conclusion that you are (were) in the US Navy. were you stationed in HEH in Australia? Redray
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 4:45:55 AM EDT
I had a '97, my only major complaints are uncomfortable seats and lack of power. Dunno if the new 6 cylinder fixes that, but I do know the leather seats are more comfortable now. Had some alternator problems, but that was part of a recall that Subaru didn't bother notifying us of. It kicked serious behind in the snow, did lots of long distance driving, hauled lots of crap (even brought a motorcycle 200 miles in the back). I have a Jeep now, which doesn't do as well in the snow...
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 5:04:06 AM EDT
Subaru's were a #1 choice of GAYS. (not that's there's anything wrong with that]
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 6:34:32 AM EDT
subaru's number one demographic is still lesbians. but, as long as you don't put stickers all over the back window, you should be ok.
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 7:02:00 AM EDT
If you get serious and want a real SUV, then we can talk Fords.
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 7:24:55 AM EDT
Mine was a 97 that was bought new, in the short time I had it the computer module went out multiple times. The car would also hesitate when pressing the accelerator, then when you would let up on the peddle the car would rocket away like nobobdys buisness. The dealership insisted my wife and I didn't know how to drive or we where using too low of a grade of fuel even though we used premium chevron fuel only. Nothing fixed the cars problems. The car got crappy mileage as well. As to their ad that says "subaru transfers the power from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip" I pulled my outback into a snow covered lot to do some backcountry skiing, got back in the car and guess what, when you have no traction it send all the power to one wheel and you just sit there, at least in my jeep both rear wheels turn and one front one turns even if there is no traction. And yes i felt "gay" driving the pos. idaho-ar15
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 7:27:46 AM EDT
The WRX Imprezza is nice. Its a 4 cylinder and it comes in a wagon. I test drove a few and considered getting one but decided to hold off until the new Z comes out from Nissan
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 8:27:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fight4yourrights: Subaru's were a #1 choice of GAYS. (not that's there's anything wrong with that]
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Not around here [:D] Volkswagens, those small toyota pickups in purple or bright blue, or Kia Sportage's seem to be the stickered cars of choice. I walked down a street yesterday and I swear every other car had a rainbow sticker...
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 9:01:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2002 9:02:30 AM EDT by B27]
Lezzbarus. This city is crawling with them. Usually occupied by annoyed looking women.
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 9:09:58 AM EDT
[url]http://www.diversityinc.com/public/1014.cfm[/url] Could also go under the thread...how do I get that stain off of the seat....
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 9:34:51 AM EDT
outbacks are very nice. the wrx wagon is sweet as hell however. some people arent too down with its possibly questionable styling, but it looks pretty damn nice to me. kicks ass offroad, and has as much or more ground clearance than most so called "SUVs". also, it has a much lower center of mass than any SUV, so if you blow a tire going 77mph on the interstate you arent gonna be brutally massacred by 2 tons of rolling detroit steel. dont even get me started on Ford... my ex girlfriend had an Escort that was the shittiest piece of equipment ive ever had the displeasure of operating... and the Explorer? the Excursion? the Exxxxxxx? those things are terrible. thier only saving grace is thier excellent gas mileage... wait...
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 10:04:24 AM EDT
I have a 2000 model Outback with 4 cylinders. Gas milage is about 22MPG; not bad for a 2.5 liter engine. After 32,000 miles I have no complain other than it's a bit underpowered. It's an all-around good car. I took it hunting a year ago, and it drove through mud, rough gravel road and about 6" snow without any problem. Unless you are actually going serious off-road (steep climb, large rocks), it will do just fine. I drive an Outback, and I like women. Do these make me a lesbian?
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 10:13:50 AM EDT
I have a '98 4cyl with 140k on it. It still gets 22mpg every day and runs like a top. I have kept up with the fluids, put in a timing belt and an altenator, thats it. BEWARE... The 100k warranty must be transfered to your name within 30days if you buy it used . Nuckles. [smash]
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 11:03:47 AM EDT
I have a 2000 Limited model. It's my second Subaru.Love it! Goes better in the snow and on the beach than my Suburban.
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 6:39:45 PM EDT
I don't own a Subaru, but I work as a tech in a Nissan-Subaru dealer so I see what they come into the shop for, (mostly just oil changes and brakes, lots of brakes, like every 30k) and I live in the Sierra Nevada Mtns. I've had the opportunity to drive them home and on road tests. Subarus kick butt on snow covered roads and in the rain. Just don't plan on doing any serious four wheeling as that's not what they are designed for. They have more interior space than most of your small to midsize SUVs, but don't seem to have a lot of leg room for tall drivers unless you like to lean the seat back a lot. Subarus have always had fairly good reputation for reliability and in the last several years it's gotten even better. A coworker and shooting buddy of mine is the lead Subaru tech and he says they hardly ever have major problems any more. Electrical problems are almost non existent compared to other makes I've worked on. The only reoccurring thing that Subaru cannot seem to get a handle on is oil leaks from the front crank seal and cam seals. But it usually doesn't happen until 60k plus miles and is not a major repair (couple hours to do all of them). The Legacy Outback wagon is a very good vehicle IMO. The WRX is still unproven but selling like the prverbial hotcakes. The [b]Forestor[/b] is the choice of lezzies, and we have our share even up here in conservative gun loving country. Even saw a handgun under the seat of one once [:)] Mileage is not great because the cars are heavy for their size, but they are sturdy and do not squeak and rattle the day after the warranty is over. The 6 cyl has a lot more torgue - but I would wait until the 03s come out to get one. The early ones had a slight timing chain problem. It's a single row "silent" chain, and they broke. We've replaced a few engines because of that and heard like wise from other stores. But if you don't want a regular SUV or mini van and need the room a wagon offers I would not hesitate to recommend one.
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 8:28:16 PM EDT
If I were you I'd get the Forester instead. I did (2001). Kicks ass in the snow, great gas mileage, plenty of power, and has more storage space than the Outback. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat. Bulldog OUT
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 9:29:40 PM EDT
Oh Sh*t! [shock] I just bought a '93 Legacy Wagon. Are people going to think I'm gay? (not that there's anything wrong with it) Waaaaaaaaa!
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