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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Subaru Forester, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, Sedan, Wagon
#338 of 1296 Re: Suburu Legacy 2010 ?Worth Buying Extended Warrenty Basic [gjksn]
Aug 27, 2009 (10:14 am)
Yeah, the gold warranty, if you can get a good price on it, seems to be the sweet spot as far as Subaru extended warranties go. If one major thing happens, it can pay for itself. It is great that you didn't have to use yours more than once, but nobody has a crystal ball....
Did you have your mechanic check the head gaskets closely to make sure there are no minor leaks developing? For the most part, those problems were behind Subaru by the 2003 model year, but there have been some reports of failure even in new models.
#339 of 1296 Re: Suburu Legacy 2010 ?Worth Buying Extended Warrenty Basic [gjksn]
Aug 27, 2009 (10:51 am)
I read that in the other thread, glad to hear Patti (an old friend who used to post here, and now manages that group) stepped up and covered everything.
You should put your 03 for sale now.
We sold our 02 last year, right at the end of our 7/100 Gold warranty. It was great, selling it with even a tiny bit of warranty left puts the buyer at ease. Ours sold quickly and easily.
Then get a 2010 Forester.
Just kidding. Roads are terrible - buy a 2010 Outback!
Just kdding again! Buy what you love!
#340 of 1296 Test Drove the 2010 Legacy
Aug 27, 2009 (5:41 pm)
Test drove the 2010 Legacy today and I was pleasantly surprised. I say this because I currently have a 2008 Forester for a company car and I absolutely hate it. The road noise is unbearable and it rides as if it has no shocks what so ever. Mind you I live in Northern Michigan where the roads take a beating and 6-7 months of the years may have snow on them. It is just a very uncomfortable ride all the way around and my job has me on the road all the time. I am due to order a new company car and my choices are the new Forester, which I refuse to order dispite the new design. The new Legacy and the 2010 Ford Taurus AWD. The Taurus was nice but I felt it had many blind spots in the rear and it made me uncomfortable. Like I said I was pleasantly surprised with the Legacy but I am wondering if I am going to regret the ride in the long haul. Anyone had this car for some time and can comment on the comfort and road noise...I would greatly appreciate it!
#341 of 1296 Re: Test Drove the 2010 Legacy [udhoop]
Aug 27, 2009 (6:34 pm)
Nobody has had the new Legacy for a long time, as it just it the market. Also, I wouldn't write off the new Forester. I would think in Northern Michigan either the Forester or Outback would be the better choice, simply because they deal with bad roads and deep snow better. If road noise and comfort are concerns, the Outback would be the better choice.
FWIW, the Subaru brand, in general, has a very high owner retention rate. Most Subaru owners, remain Subaru owners when it comes time to look for a new ride. So they must be doing something right.
#342 of 1296 Re: Test Drove the 2010 Legacy [rsholland]
Aug 27, 2009 (6:50 pm)
I have two counterparts who also drive the 2008 Forester and neither like it. It was not "as advertised" when it came it it's ability to handle the snow. Just to light and small of a vehicle in my opinion. Our company got enough complaints that they allowed us all to get snowtires last year and that did make a big difference. The Outback is not an option for us. Only the Forester, Legacy or AWD Taurus. I originally had my mind made up to go with the Ford but after test driving it I am a bit hesitant because of all the blind spots it seems to have in the rear...makes me nervous...feel like I have to check 3 and 4 times before changing lanes.
The Legacy felt much more comfortable than my current Forester and was definitely more quiet. I am just concerned that after a harsh winter on hard roads it too will ride hard like my current Forester.
#343 of 1296 Manual Transmission SUBARU 2010... Any Comments !
Aug 28, 2009 (6:53 am)
We have 6 Subaru cars (2 Foresters) . I would like to hear from 2010 owners FORESTER (MT) Manual Transmission. Any experience on 1st gear uphill safety feature will be appreciated
#344 of 1296 Re: Test Drove the 2010 Legacy [udhoop]
Aug 28, 2009 (9:04 am)
I'm curious, was it the LL Bean model, with the self-leveling shocks, or the standard suspension?
Perhaps they're just defective.
If you compare Vermont to Florida, Subaru has 14 times the market share in the snowy state vs. the sunny state. People love them for snow. I had a 98 and we own an 09 now - they are great.
I think the shocks are simply bad.
#345 of 1296 New Styles
Aug 30, 2009 (7:48 am)
Just stopped at my local dealer last night and took a look at the '10 Outback and the '10 Legacy. I like the re-design of the Legacy, and I was WOW'ed by the re-design of the Outback. Looks much less like a wagon, more like an SUV. I have never been crazy about the Outback, as I'm not a wagon kind of guy. But the '10 Outback really catches my eye. I think the new look is fantastic. However, seeing that I have owned my '09 Legacy SE for about a year, I'm probably not looking to trade, as I doubt the dealer would pay off my '09 Legacy.
#346 of 1296 Re: Suburu Legacy 2010 ?Worth Buying Extended Warrenty Basic [ateixeira]
Aug 30, 2009 (11:33 am)
The final price of purchase extended warranty (Added Security) when your car is still within factory warranty 3/36000 is negotiable... They can ask for suggest retailed price and you can counter-offer.
From price quoted to me, the formula is add $200 to $300 on the 50% of the suggested price. Most Subie dealers will sell you at that range and refuse any offers outside this range.
#347 of 1296 2010 Outback 3.6R... anyone driving one?
Aug 30, 2009 (6:02 pm)
I am considering the purchase of another Outback. I owned a 2005 3.0R VDC for several years but went back to a SUV in 2007. Although I loved the driving experience of the OB, I was having trouble fitting adults in the back seat of my 2005.
I test drove both engine models over the weekend. Having primarily driven luxury SUV's in recent years, my gas pedal foot and ears could not tolerate the CVT... as much as I wanted it to work for me! Although it more power than previous models, the engine growl was awful... I don't remember that in the older models? Thus, my hopes of some gas saving are foiled as the only model I could handle with my much highway driving is the 3.6R. My first impressions driving the car was that it was spacious but not nearly as "fun" to drive as my 2005 3.0R VDC. It felt very utilitarian, like the Tribeca I had experienced before making the decision to move away from Subaru for my last SUV purchase.
I still have a place in my heart for a new Subie, but other than the relative "value" equation compared to luxury sport wagons, I am having trouble making the decision. Back in 2004, I found the 2005 3.0R VDC to outperform luxury wagons like the A4, 3-series, and Volvo. Now, they are not even in the same class of performance... perhaps due to the larger, higher body of the Subaru and significant refinements in the luxury classes. So back in 2005, it was an easy decision... save $10-15K and buy the Subaru. Now the cost difference between the Subaru and other luxury sportwagons has closed < $10K. The luxury wagens, with their efficient turbos also have phenomenal gas mileage, compared to the Subaru . Thus here are my questions for you Subaru enthusiests out there... 1. Am I crazy, or does the new 3.6R not drive as well as the older 3.0R? 2. Any ideas on real-world gas mileage for the new 3.6R? My 2005 3.0R VDC got about the same mileage as my current 2007 Acura MDX... 19 in town and mid-20's on the highway... any improvement with the 2010 3.6R? 3. Resale values... one of the reasons that I went back to the Acura MDX was a less than stellar resale value of my 2005 3.0R VDC, compared to the basic OB models. With an even greater price range in the 2010 Outback line... this situation may now be even worse not better? 4. With the 4-cyl not an option for me... any word on a a diesel or turbo 4 for the OB linup? 5. Tell me why I should buy an outback and not a Audi A4 Avant or Volvo V50 T5, if I am going to downsize from my SUV, with the interest of bringing back driving enthusiasm and better gas mileage? Thanks!