Hey Subaru Shawn

BushartBushart Senior MemberPosts: 2,930 Senior Member

I didn't want to hijack your Jealoustone thread

I read you own an Outback?...if ya got a sec---thx in advance

How do you like it?---is yours awd?
Reliability so far?
What year ya got?
Anything for towing capacity?
Handling in snow?
I read somewhere about comfort issues if your taller---do you find this? (not knowing your height ?)---if your 5 ft--please don't ask me to step outside :)

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  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,957 Senior Member

    This is my 11th Subaru, so yeah, I like them. It’s a 2018 with the 6-cylinder. All of mine have been AWD It’s been several years now that every car they make is AWD.

    Very comfortable. Lots of leg and head room for me and I’m 6’.

    Snow performance is ridiculous. Their AWD system is fantastic. Decent ground clearance too.

    I haven't had any maintenance issues but I don’t keep a car that long. You will read about the 4-cyl 2.5 litre engine having head gasket issues but that is ancient history. Some folks just won’t let go of that narrative.

    Towing is meh. I’ve had hitches on my last two (still need to get one installed in this one). The 3.6 liter 6-cyl does pretty good towing but it is a passenger car. I think the stated limit is 3,500-ish pounds.

    In the upper trim levels they have everything you would want regarding comfort and convenience. I also they think they nail the ergonomics.

  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 4,743 Senior Member

    You got a Subaru?

    I didn't know you were a lesbian.

  • BushartBushart Senior Member Posts: 2,930 Senior Member

    Thanks
    I may look at this soon
    I'm not towing anything crazy heavy
    My boat is around 1300 lbs...1800 with a full livewell :)

  • bmmikebmmike Posts: 537 Senior Member

    I’m not Shawn, but I did sleep in a Holiday Motel yesterday...

    Wife has a Subaru Crosstrek. I am 6’ and find it very comfortable. Have done 13+ hour road trips in it. Drives really great and is super in the snow and ice. Never towed anything with it even tho it has the hitch.

  • BushartBushart Senior Member Posts: 2,930 Senior Member

    @bmmike said:
    I’m not Shawn, but I did sleep in a Holiday Motel yesterday...
    Wife has a Subaru Crosstrek. I am 6’ and find it very comfortable. Have done 13+ hour road trips in it. Drives really great and is super in the snow and ice. Never towed anything with it even tho it has the hitch.

    Thanks
    What is the difference between the Outback and the Crosstrek

  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,957 Senior Member

    The Outback is quite a bit larger.

    My wife also has a Crosstrek.

  • BushartBushart Senior Member Posts: 2,930 Senior Member

    This used to be my ride
    When gas went up to about $1.45/litre in 2014---it was time for a change
    Cost me $175 to fill from empty

    Then this came out with 3500 lb towing capacity---4wd--and great gas mileage
    at 185,oookm now--soon time

  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,957 Senior Member

    Also, the new generation Outback debuts in 2020 (full re-design every five years). No more 6 cylinder but they will offer a turbo 4.

    Might be some good pricing on the 2019 models soon.

    If you come out to Jellystone I’ll let ya take it for a test spin. ;)

  • BushartBushart Senior Member Posts: 2,930 Senior Member

    "Oh, I'll never leave Montana brother"

    Since 9/11 and the need now for passports---I never did get one
    The wife keeps telling me to get it dun---but ya know
    There's fish gotta get caught and all :)

    I really should tho
    Some places I should see before check out time

  • FishTXFishTX Super Moderator Posts: 8,024 Senior Member

    If some of the places you go are kinda rough, you might want to check what models are body on frame and which are unibody. Not that unibody can't be built tough, but it isn't always built for driving conditions that twist the frame/body.

    "We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner."

    Crooow:This music would work better with women in bikinis shaking all over the place. I guess that's true of any music really.
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 10,115 Senior Member

    @FishTX said:
    If some of the places you go are kinda rough, you might want to check what models are body on frame and which are unibody. Not that unibody can't be built tough, but it isn't always built for driving conditions that twist the frame/body.

    Only body on frame SUV left is the Toyota 4runner.

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