Last post on Sep 08, 2008 at 7:02 AM
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#2 of 11 if you want good milage
Oct 16, 2007 (5:33 am)
do not buy GT.
#3 of 11 Re: if you want good milage [krzyss]
Oct 16, 2007 (3:34 pm)
I average 23mpg with my LGT in mostly city driving. 30 mile commute to work daily. If you don't drive it like a nut you get good milage.
#4 of 11 Re: if you want good milage [paisan]
Oct 16, 2007 (4:00 pm)
Hmm, define "driving like a nut" please? If it means driving over 65 MPH, I have to just to stay with the traffic flow on I-84 and I-684
#5 of 11 Re: if you want good milage [bpizzuti]
Oct 16, 2007 (4:10 pm)
No, driving like a nut aka flooring it, jamming the brakes, etc. I dropped down to 19mpg in the city after I put on the Advan near-race-tires in 235-45-17, it messed up both my gearing and gave me way too much grip, so I've been flogging it around. When I was running my Sumitommo HTRZs in 225 width I was getting about 23mpg cause I couldn't hammer it down through the turns as much and the gears put me out of boost so I yielded better milage.
#6 of 11 Re: if you want good milage [paisan]
Oct 16, 2007 (4:20 pm)
Well, for me, except when the highways are jammed up due to traffic, it's mostly going to be getting up to about 65-70 MPH and then holding it there. Sounds like you're saying I could do significantly better than 24 MPG if I keep the boosting down to a minimum?
#7 of 11 Re: if you want good milage [bpizzuti]
Oct 17, 2007 (6:57 pm)
At 65-70 ad the proper tires (stock or stock size, etc) you should be able to pull 26+ if you keep it out of boost.
Oct 19, 2007 (6:26 am)
Does anyone know if the interior room (leg,shoulder,head,knee) is the same in the GT limited as it is in the 3.0 R ? My dealer can't get a GT to test drive, the closest is the R. Of course he can order me one if I am serious about buying.....
#9 of 11 Re: GT Limited [upstatedoc]
Oct 19, 2007 (4:20 pm)
Yeah all the legacies have the same interior dimensions.
#10 of 11 Gas Mileage
Nov 09, 2007 (1:38 pm)
If gas consumption is a real concern, buy an Outback with a 5 speed manual, it's faster and I've driven one where
I got the mpg indicator to register 30.1 mpg (warm weather, level road with cruise on at approx 70.)
Sep 08, 2008 (7:02 am)
I get 32mpg on the highway cruising at 65 in my 08 2.5 OB Ltd/AT.