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Subaru, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
Your Community Leaders are ateixeira and rsholland.
#9528 of 10838 Re: 2007 Outback XT -back in the market: help me choose [ateixeira]
Nov 19, 2006 (12:16 pm)
Bought the A6. It was, in fact, bearly perfect. Interior and exterior were near-pristine. No problems on the test drive...or, the 150 mi. drive home. In-service date was 10/31/04, meaning that I have nearly two years of the original warranty (including all free mainetenance) plus 2 more years and 50,000 miles. Perfect for my high mileage driving. IMHO, a great deal too sweet to pass up.
Next up: buying a car, so we have flexibility with my 16 year old. Will probably go Subaru, again. He's an obsessed skier and nithing better up here than the Subie for a teen driver. OB Sport, Legacy GT...we'll see, If he ultimately gets my wife's Forester, then she'll more than likely get another Subaru.
Thanks all, for advice. Best board on Edmunds.
#9529 of 10838 Re: 2007 Outback XT -back in the market: help me choose [rsorganize]
Nov 19, 2006 (3:53 pm)
Congratulations Richard -- I hope you enjoy the A6. I would be interested in seeing pictures when you get a chance!
#9530 of 10838 Re: 2007 Outback XT -back in the market: help me choose [c_hunter]
Nov 19, 2006 (6:09 pm)
Thanks, Craig. Will try to do so, soon.
#9531 of 10838 Black Dash, heat and AC - Window Tinting
Nov 19, 2006 (9:10 pm)
I am about to purchase a 2.5i. My wife has disdain for the Warm Ivory interior, so it will be the Charcoal tweed. I have reservations about the black dash. Collecting heat, causing the AC not to work as well. Any comments? Also with all that glass I suppose I will get window tinting. Any suggestions. Wish Subaru would get with it and include privacy windows. The CRV EX has them.
Nov 19, 2006 (10:01 pm)
It would not pass car-safety standards if it had tinted glass. That's why it's not offered on most (if not all) vehicles classified as cars.
#9533 of 10838 Re: Black Dash, heat and AC - Window Tinting [gobears75]
Nov 20, 2006 (6:34 am)
No matter what the interior color, the top of the dash is always black.
I have the all-black leather interior in my 05 XT, with no additional window tint, and it's not nearly as bad as I feared. It cools down just fine in the summer, and AC has more than enough power. If you get the cloth interior, it would be even better than my leather I'm sure.
I think it helps that I have the light gold exterior. My previous Outback had a dark exterior with the light interior, and I can't say it was any cooler -- the dark paint on the old car may have had more impact on heat than the dark interior on the new one.
In 05, Subaru did offer tinted rear windows as a "port" option (Outback is classified as truck, BTW). I saw a few Outbacks on the lot with this. Not sure if it's still available or not. But being a port option, it was simply a high quality aftermarket film -- not dark glass. So you could get the same effect by having tint installed -- just pick a good shop. It's actually easier to install tint on Subarus with the frameless windows.
I contemplated getting tint for my 05 XT, but since heat hasn't really been an issue I have not done it.
#9534 of 10838 Why do cars cost so much in UK?
Nov 20, 2006 (7:11 am)
Just curious, I was playing around with the UK link listed above. The Outback 3.0R Spec-B started at $28,xxx pounds. I'm guessing that car would be around $36,000 in the US.
With the exchange rate factored in, in US that would be around $53,000 (!) I know UK has high taxes and probably extra taxes for emissions, but come on - $53K for a Subie??? Doesn't seem right to me, am I missing something here?
#9535 of 10838 Re: 2007 Outback XT -back in the market: help me choose [rsorganize]
Nov 20, 2006 (8:28 am)
OBS sounds perfect. Get the SE package because it's a bargain.
Congrats on the A6.
#9536 of 10838 Re: Black Dash, heat and AC - Window Tinting [gobears75]
Nov 20, 2006 (10:42 am)
Black dash = excellent visibility in bright sunlight because it won't reflect on the windshield (unless you put a gallon of armor-all on it )
#9537 of 10838 Re: Black Dash, heat and AC - Window Tinting [samiam_68]
Nov 20, 2006 (10:11 pm)
To all who responded to me, thanks. There are some great comments there.