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#25617 of 32413 Re: Seriously... [tjc78]
Jun 10, 2012 (10:06 am)
oh, with the tires on it and all the electronics, I have no doubt it will be just fine in the snow. The minivan never had a problem. And I know we won't be taking this thing off road!
If anything, it would be more about resale, but I do intend to keep this for a very long time (keep telling the wife 10 years!) Heck, the Van is 7.5 years old already, and only has 73K on it.
#25618 of 32413 Re: Seriously... [isellhondas]
Jun 10, 2012 (10:09 am)
Yes, Honda interiors are nicer than Subaru interiors, and WAY nicer than Toyota interiors.
Subaru fuel economy lagged until the new-generation Outback and the newest Impreza (they paid a power penalty for the latter). Subarus, especially the Impreza, are fairly heavy for their size, only about 200 lbs lighter than a CR-V. Also, they are geared shorter, especially the manuals.
All that adds up to lackluster fuel economy.
#25619 of 32413 Re: Seriously... [stickguy]
Jun 10, 2012 (10:13 am)
Are you looking with or without Tech? I was just checking it out and it certainly jacks the price up.
Its a shame you can't get the HIDs, power hatch and better sound system without having to get the NAV.
My car has factory Nav and I don't use it hardly at all. The most recent time I used it, it had me on the wrong side of the highway. It also couldn't find an address in Westmont that had been there for over 50 years.
#25620 of 32413 Re: Seriously... [tjc78]
Jun 10, 2012 (11:22 am)
I would not mind having some of the goodies on the tech package, but the base car is already stretching the budget severely, so no way am I paying another 3K+ for that!
I don't really care about the HIDs that much, I don't like power hatches, and can get by with a Garmin. So I just have to live without the built in hard drive.
the base car pretty much has everything I really need (and plenty that my wife will likely never figure out how to use)
#25621 of 32413 Re: Seriously... [tjc78]
Jun 10, 2012 (1:29 pm)
started talking up the Outback this afternoon. Got the wife convinced that we should go ahead and take a look/drive at it. Doesn't hurt that I have a friend that is an executive at Subaru corporate, so can get the good pricing! A sweet deal on an exec demo would be even better.
of course she is getting savvy enough to know that "isn't the subaru the one that looks like a station wagon"?
#25623 of 32413 Re: And from left field .... [michaell]
Jun 10, 2012 (2:19 pm)
well, the link comes up as "not found", so I assume it got sold?
Was it an Acura CL?
#25624 of 32413 Re: And from left field .... [stickguy]
Jun 10, 2012 (2:23 pm)
darn, I thought I deleted the post before anyone saw it .. yeah, it's gone from cars.com.
1999 CL 3.0 coupe. Teal with charcoal leather interior. 100,xxx miles and a $4798 price tag.
stick - yeah, I think your wife is gonna make the "wagon" comment about the Outback. I took a look at them last year before we bought the CX-7. The 3.6 Limited was around $34-35K at that time.
#25625 of 32413 Re: Seriously... [stickguy]
Jun 10, 2012 (2:25 pm)
If we still lived in So. California I would have zero use for a 4WD vehicle and a 2WD would do just fine.
In northern climates even where it doesn't snow much, 2WD SUV's are near impossible to sell and the dealers are well aware of that.
Our store used to order a 2WD LX CRV once in awhile for the people who didn't want to spend the extra money. We once got stuck with a 2WD top of the line NAVI CRV and it rotted on the lot. I think we finally dumped it on a dealer trade. I remember it was the only one in the zone.
We were delighted to trade it away.
A Tech Pkg. RDX 2WD would NOT be a car any local dealer would order!
#25626 of 32413 Re: And from left field .... [michaell]
Jun 10, 2012 (2:27 pm)
That would have been an excellent price if that CL was halfway decent.
They were never great sellers but they are excellent cars.