Last post on Mar 27, 2007 at 4:38 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#4 of 13 Re: 2.5 XT (AT) or H6?? [subarunewb]
Mar 20, 2007 (12:18 pm)
The turbo offers more bang, IMO.
The H6 would be my choice if my mother-in-law was in the car with me.
#5 of 13 Re: 2.5 XT (AT) or H6?? [ateixeira]
Mar 20, 2007 (1:02 pm)
Hahahahahahahaha..... there is simply no better way to state that! Well done, juice!
#6 of 13 Re: 2.5 XT (AT) or H6?? [xwesx]
Mar 20, 2007 (1:51 pm)
I remember driving a stick shift with her inside, and it was good practice for rev-matching, so as not to jerk her around inside the car.
#7 of 13 Re: 2.5 XT (AT) or H6?? [subarunewb]
Mar 21, 2007 (10:59 am)
I went through the same decision process last year. I wanted the XT (more fun and it was a manual), but my wife liked the "feel" of the H6. I figured since she rides in it most of the time, and it was coming out of both our pockets, I went with the H6. After almost a year and a half I have had no regrets. The 6 gives you the power when you need it, and it even allows me to keep up with Paisan when driving in a group .
Either way, I think you'll find the car to be great. Good luck, and let us know what you decide.
#8 of 13 Re: 2.5 XT (AT) or H6?? [bat1161]
Mar 22, 2007 (7:16 am)
Keeps up with paisan? Plenty of power, then.
#9 of 13 Re: 2.5 XT (AT) or H6?? [bat1161]
Mar 23, 2007 (1:48 pm)
Ok.. so, after much debating, I went with H6. I liked the XT a lot but, H6 was really all I needed and more.
I like it very much so far.. I'll let the time tell the rest.
One question, the dealer told me to keep my rpm below 3500 for the first 1000 miles.. he told me the reason but, I didn't really get it.. Is this really necessary and better for the car?
Thanks all for your advice.
#10 of 13 Re: 2.5 XT (AT) or H6?? [subarunewb]
Mar 23, 2007 (1:57 pm)
Yes under 4k rpms and vary the RPMs for the first 1k, no cruise control.
#11 of 13 Re: 2.5 XT (AT) or H6?? [subarunewb]
Mar 26, 2007 (7:26 am)
Yeah, basically you want to take it easy during the break-in period so the piston rings get seated nicely.
#12 of 13 Re: 2.5 XT (AT) or H6?? [subarunewb]
Mar 27, 2007 (10:52 am)
Congrats! What color, and any extras?
As for keeping it under 4000 RPMs, as previously stated that's to "break in" the engine properly. I know it's hard, but it helps.
#13 of 13 Re: 2.5 XT (AT) or H6?? [bat1161]
Mar 27, 2007 (4:38 pm)
I got the Brilliant Silver with Granite trim. I didn't get much extras (eg. Nav system) other than what basic LL Bean model comes with.. which are plenty for me.
It's definitely hard to resist.. oh well, 750 miles to go. wait for it... wait for it... wait for it..