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Subaru, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
Your Community Leaders are ateixeira and rsholland.
#10734 of 10838 Re: legacy gt wagon [scottinky]
Oct 15, 2009 (9:53 am)
My Sienna has 99 cubic feet of space behind the 2nd row with the 3rd row folded, and I'm sure the Ody is close to that.
That's more than any Subaru offers behind the first row! Even the Tribeca.
So you will sacrifice some space, no question.
Having said that, newer Subarus have grown significantly. The 2009+ Forester is a lot roomier than its predecessor, and the new 2010 Outback feels huge as well.
Try them out. The Forester has a nice fold-down arm rest, plus a fold out cup holder at the base of the seat. This keeps 2 kids separated so they don't fight, plus you get 2 cupholders and some space for their toys. We have 2 kids (ages 7 and 10) and it's right-sized. Cargo room is a lot better than a mid-size sedan, but can't touch a minivan's. Still, it's enough for the 4 of us most of the time.
The Outback is similarly roomy.
I still do road trips in our van - can't beat the space. But when it's snowing we know our Forester can take the 4 of us anywhere in comfort.
#10735 of 10838 Re: legacy gt wagon [ateixeira]
Oct 15, 2009 (1:25 pm)
Scott is speaking specifically of a 2005 Legacy GT wagon, so the new models really don't do him any good.
#10736 of 10838 Re: legacy gt wagon [xwesx]
Oct 16, 2009 (7:12 am)
And I'm recommending the super-sized newer models, made for people just like him.
#10737 of 10838 6 weeks later I finally have my car back
Oct 16, 2009 (8:58 pm)
After 6 long weeks of being without my own car I finally have it back and it is running. Turned out to be the Climate Control Module of the Body Integrated Unit. According to the local Subaru place no where in the tech manuals is it ever mentioned that the failure of that module could cause all the other issues!!!
#10738 of 10838 Re: 6 weeks later I finally have my car back [poodlemom1955]
Oct 19, 2009 (7:54 am)
Very strange, noone would ever have guessed that...
#10739 of 10838 Re: Tire profile change possible? [lilengineerboy]
Oct 20, 2009 (12:20 am)
Yes, the brakes on the GT models are larger and only 17" wheels will fit. I believe some folks have been able to fit 50 profile tires on there with no problems. A better option may be the Outback XT though. Turbo engine and room for MUCH larger tires.
#10740 of 10838 Outback fog light grill ?
Oct 25, 2009 (2:22 pm)
I have an 09 Outback and worry that the large fog lights are in such harm's way with stones, etc. Is there an after-market fog light grill that might stop some stones from breaking the lamp? There seems to be enough room for something that might snap into place around the lens.
#10742 of 10838 2006 Legacy Wagon steering sound
Oct 26, 2009 (2:56 pm)
I have a 2006 legacy wagon SE with less than 24,000 miles. About a year ago, there was a creaking noise from the steering when turning in low speeds (in a parking lot for example). The dealer found a leaking power steering pump and it was repaired under warranty. It was all right for a while after that but the now the same noise comes back from time to time. I took it back but the mechanic did not seem to hear it. Any idea what the problem could be? I have noticed that it is louder in rainy, humid conditions.
#10743 of 10838 Re: Outback fog light grill ? [samiam_68]
Oct 27, 2009 (3:48 pm)
They show their 40 mil product for exactly this application - looks worth a try!