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You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
Your Community Leaders are ateixeira and rsholland.
#4028 of 10838 Re: XT vs. Bean [dc_driver]
Sep 14, 2004 (11:07 am)
BTW, coming from a Nissan family I can really appreciate the attention that Subaru paid to the interior of the current Legacy/Outback line.. It is up to par (in my book) with many of the upscale European manufacturers. I love my 2002 Nissan Altima SE, but after sitting in the Outbacks this weekend, there is no comparison. Same with Highlander and Pilot... I rode into work today with a co-worker who has a brand new Acura TSX. Minus the nav system, I think that I prefer the new Subaru interior.. Good job Subaru..
Sep 14, 2004 (11:08 am)
I also prefer the turbo engine, though I sampled the L-GT not the OB-XT.
#4030 of 10838 Re: [ateixeira]
Sep 14, 2004 (11:21 am)
Excuse my ignorance (having never owned a turbo) but from a cost of ownership and maintenance perspective is there an advantage to choosing the H6 versus the XT?
#4031 of 10838 Interesting Study on oil changes
Sep 14, 2004 (11:23 am)
Own an 05XT5A - white exterior, grey trim,
Have ~1k on it so far. It is beginning to loosen up, which is good, I want to start driving it!
Anyway, did my first oil change and was lazying around at work, googled up this test and I thought it might be of interest to fellow Suby owners. Although, it is applicable to all "other" makes.
#4032 of 10838 Re: [dc_driver]
Sep 14, 2004 (11:25 am)
Kick in the pants power. What else is there?
Sep 14, 2004 (11:27 am)
Well, the H6 costs more to acquire in the first place.
Gas mileage is about the same. My guess is a turbo owner that stays off boost (low revs) will fare better than with an H6, but one that drives hard will fare worse. Call that a draw.
Not sure about insurance but you should call your agent and ask.
The turbo may need a rebuild in, what, 120-160k miles? Even the old Legacy turbos would last at 120k miles or more, and technology has only made turbos better.
Both prefer premium fuel, but especially the turbo.
The H6 has been extremely reliable, while the turbo is unproven but looks good so far.
So I don't see any significant differences besides the original price paid, to be honest.
Sep 14, 2004 (11:36 am)
Juice- I'm in denial. I haven't admitted that I'm a 2.5 turboholic. Maybe I need to slowly withdraw from the car. How much to ship it out to you for a month at a time? What if I go into withdrawal? Is it life threatening?
It' a big decision between the turbo and normally aspirated engines. One is adequate, one is fast, and one is addictingly very fast!
Now to get something noticeably faster is going to cost a lot more than I can afford!
Good luck, all, in making your decisions. But your decision has consequences. . .
#4035 of 10838 Re: [ateixeira]
Sep 14, 2004 (11:37 am)
Juice, thanks for the input..
I just checked with my insurance agent and replacing a 2001 Nissan Sentra with a 2005 Subaru Outback Limtited or LL Bean actually reduces my monthly rate by $5!!!! I was expecting an increase.. Wow.. That is even more reason to ditch the Sentra...
Sep 14, 2004 (11:39 am)
Yes, it is a very serious disease, no known cure.
Sorry but you have to ship it one way until we determine the cause, which we estimate will take about, oh, 7 years to find.
But don't worry, you could always step down into something slower, like a Porsche Cayenne S or a V10 Touareg.