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#64 of 73 Re: Window fracturing from Cold on a BMW X5 [anythngbutgm]
Jan 25, 2011 (2:18 pm)
The mileage is always 27-28, and the only time I pull 30-31 is on all-highway trips. Not unexpected based on the EPA estimates, but more onerous every time the price of gas rises, which is ALL the time since last spring.
I can live with it, but since the topic is "would you buy another" I thought I would mention that I would only buy another if they offered a powertrain that could deliver high 30s, maybe 40 mpg.
300 hp Audi Quattros make the same fuel economy as my little 2.5L Scooby....
#65 of 73 Re: Window fracturing from Cold on a BMW X5 [nippononly]
Jan 25, 2011 (4:21 pm)
Yeah, but I imagine the cost of ownership of a 300 hp Audi Quattro would exceed that of your Subie by a considerable margin.
#66 of 73 Re: Window fracturing from Cold on a BMW X5 [nippononly]
Jan 25, 2011 (6:10 pm)
it's in the 4 degree range, plus or minus 4 degrees.
Wind and humidity can make a bigger difference in how it feels.
#67 of 73 Re: Window fracturing from Cold on a BMW X5 [hpmctorque]
Jan 25, 2011 (10:32 pm)
Ye, that was just a reflection on what could be done if Subaru put some work into the powertrain.
The AWD RAV4, with 20 more horses and 500 more pounds plus a much higher profile, makes better mileage than my Subaru. So it can be done, and it can be done at this price point. Time for Subaru to do it.
#68 of 73 Re: Window fracturing from Cold on a BMW X5 [nippononly]
Jan 26, 2011 (6:24 am)
It looks as though Subaru will do it. As you know, their boxer engine has been around for ever. It's gotten periodic upgrades, but not a redesign. I've read that Subaru will introduce an all-new boxer engine in the next few months. Among other attributes, it'll feature better fuel economy than the current one.
#69 of 73 Re: Window fracturing from Cold on a BMW X5 [nippononly]
Jan 26, 2011 (9:26 am)
We looked at a Forrester before we bought my wife's X3. It was a great car; the weak Subaru dealer service departments in Louisville helped sway us toward the X3. I'd still like a WRX STi Limited.
#70 of 73 Re: Window fracturing from Cold on a BMW X5 [roadburner]
Jan 26, 2011 (11:41 pm)
I can't imagine owning a $40,000 STi and having to deal with pathetic and truly crappy Subaru dealers to get it serviced.
#71 of 73 Re: Window fracturing from Cold on a BMW X5 [nippononly]
Jan 27, 2011 (11:02 am)
That's the sticking point, all right. On top of that, our BMW dealer provides really excellent service at quite reasonable prices- so I'm reluctant to look elsewhere(especially after being burned by my Mazdaspeed 3).
#72 of 73 Re: Window fracturing from Cold on a BMW X5 [roadburner]
Jan 27, 2011 (7:24 pm)
You should take a look at the latest 'Lightning Lap' results.
#73 of 73 Yes, I would buy my Fusion again
Jan 28, 2011 (11:58 am)
In 2006 I bought a Ford Fusion SEL v6 with all the bells and whistles. I shopped the market for your everyday Camry/Accord. I even drove a Sonata/Optima. I shopped even VW. The Fusion at this time was different, and that is what I wanted. 65,000 miles later the Fusion has held up well, not one problem. I have changed the battery and tires. Brakes are coming up I am told. I have performed preventative maintenance on this car to a "T". Runs great. I would put this car against any 06 Camry/Accord any day.