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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.
#4105 of 10838 re: tint [bluesubie]
Sep 17, 2004 (12:02 pm)
The Jan. 13, 2004 Subaru press release (concerning the classification of the Outback as a "light-duty truck") may have confused people when it referred to customers desiring "SUV-like features like dark-tinted side windows," but did not state that the new Legacys and Outbacks would offer such feature.
I've been told that tinting or privacy glass is not available for these cars at this time. I'm also told that my Outback XT Ltd. side windows come with a slight tint to achieve an 8.4 UV penetration level, but this is not the privacy glass that is equipped in SUVs.
#4106 of 10838 MPG readout
Sep 17, 2004 (12:14 pm)
When I select the computer mode to show the current fuel consumption, the numbers vary greatly and very fast. They keep on jumping all over the place anywhere from 18-40 mpg during fairly stable driving. When I look at the Average MPG display, I see a number that makes total sense - about 22mpg at this time. I wonder it this "jumping around" of the instant read is normal or not? Not a big deal but a curiosity.
#4107 of 10838 Re: MPG readout [aviziv]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Sep 17, 2004 (12:27 pm)
It is normal... current means just that.. at that very moment.. Even if you are accelerating only slightly, you are likely getting 15 MPG or less.. On my wife's car, any time the transmission downshifts out of top gear, the MPG immediately drops below 12.
#4108 of 10838 Joining your family today...
Sep 17, 2004 (1:01 pm)
I have just spent too,too much time reading everyone's GREAT advice...just had my last test drive and going for the '05 OB LL Bean Wagon with Subwoofer today. I am so excited! Getting rid of my 1998, 95K SUV. Too big, too old. I was feeling really sad about it until I drove the OB. Does ANYONE still have one of those 3 yr.maintenance coupons left? It sounds too good to believe that I might land one.
So if anyone of this wonderful family wants to make this gal feel truly welcome, let me know. I'd be really thrilled.
#4109 of 10838 warm air from vents
Sep 17, 2004 (1:02 pm)
Whenever I'm just using fan w/o ac the air is quite warm, it's a lot warmer than the ambient temp. Does anyone experience that?
#4110 of 10838 Re: warm air from vents [dkaoy]
Sep 17, 2004 (1:38 pm)
We actually just covered that a few days ago. You just missed it.
Make sure the temp setting is dialed down all the way to 65 before running fan only. Otherwise, you'll be mixing in heat with any outside air.
#4111 of 10838 What agreat 24 hours
Sep 17, 2004 (2:25 pm)
Finally took delivery of my garnet red 05 legacy gt ltd yesterday and havent been able to stop smiling since. it rained hard this morning and the car made me smile more as i just motored to work like it was a sunny day....if i could just bottle that feeling...
Sep 17, 2004 (2:50 pm)
Congrats Seagal (which sea are you by?) and Michael on your new Subies!
I know what you mean about the smiles, I just stomp on the gas, hold on to the wheel and a huge grin appears. (It works for my kids too!)
Just watch the 4K during breaking (good luck- you'll need it!)
Sep 17, 2004 (5:36 pm)
i think i'll just drive my car all the time til i'm over 1,000 miles then look out. my wife really drove it for the first time tonight and the she had a couple OF MY moments when the turbo spooled up...made her smile too and the kids laugh from the back...
#4114 of 10838 Re: stuttering problem [beanboy]
Sep 18, 2004 (5:16 am)
Yes the stuttering does occur at low engine speeds - starts at 1500 rpm and doesn't finish until about 4500 rpm. I fully agree with your view that a TSB should be released. (GT sedan MT)