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Shopping For A New Car - What Do Ya Think Of These Options?
      #161030 - 03/16/05 08:51 AM
Shell Marr

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I'm starting to shop for a new car.... What do ya think of a Subaru Outback? Does anyone have one and if so, which model? What are your likes and dislikes? Also, what year is yours?

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Oooooo! new
      #161038 - 03/16/05 09:14 AM
Linz

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I WANT one! Would you get much use from it (as a huge SUV thang) tho?

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my boss has one... new
      #161045 - 03/16/05 09:24 AM
cailin

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My boss has one and loves it. Its VERY heavy on gas though.. He is really into cars (his other car is a 1930s model that he restored himself and it has an open top)

I like the look etc but it wouldn't be practical for me from a cost effective point of view. And I have a thing against SUVs for a couple of other reasons, one being safety of pedestrians, another being safety of passengers (there's a safety index you can check online somewhere and I remember being amazed that the LandRover Freelander was REALLY unsafe and that a mini metro was better to protet passengers in a crash..google to see if you can find it)

Linz- would you know that I LOVE Topgear and Clarkson



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Jezza! new
      #161047 - 03/16/05 09:27 AM
Linz

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I overtook him once in my little Fiesta!!! Proudest driving moment of my life...lil ol' me screaming down the M4 in my DIESEL FIESTA overtook Jezza in a convertible.

I love TopGear too...I'd LOVE to do their lap race thingy.

I want a 4x4 for practicality (being a country lass with dogs) but I'd love something sporty and fast for playing with.

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I was thinking like OUTBACK 2.5I WAGON new
      #161050 - 03/16/05 09:27 AM
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They really are not that big.... my Sister In-law and Boss's Wife both have one... I was thinking like this one...

OUTBACK 2.5I WAGON
MSRP Starting at $ 24,295*

A bold new redesign helps the Outback 2.5i Wagon deliver even more comfort, safety and performance than ever before.

168-hp 2.5-liter boxer engine
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
4-stage heated front seats, heated mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer
8-way power driver's seat with Power windows, mirrors and door locks
16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels

ENGINE

Type 2.5-liter SOHC aluminum-alloy 16-valve horizontally opposed 4-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine. Platinum-tipped spark plugs.

Horsepower 168 hp @ 5600 rpm***

Torque (lb.-ft.) 166 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

Fuel & Ignition System Sequential multi-port fuel injection. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC). Engine management with integrated self-diagnostics and adaptive driving habits capability. Distributorless electronic ignition.

Fuel Tank Capacity 16.9 gallons

Fuel Economy (city/highway) Manual: 23/28 mpg, Automatic: 22/28 mpg


This would be a great car for when we travel over the pass to see Shane's Family and we could do camping or weekend trips in this baby. Concidering that the car Shane drives is an Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible.... this would be more the "Family" car


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ooh.. subies... new
      #161054 - 03/16/05 09:32 AM
khyricat

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I love my impreza ts wagon... would prefer an outback, but don't ned the extra size, so got the impreza instead.. wonderful on MI winter roads

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I'd forgetten the American size thing! new
      #161056 - 03/16/05 09:35 AM
Linz

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Your cars are WAY bigger than ours. But if you're gonna be using the big SUV factor, then go for it. I would LOVE a car like that.

Being a Brit, I have a real thing against people who get 4x4s for driving round town! It's a BIG problem in London. All the yummy mummies driving their brats to school in pristine 4x4s with roo bars!

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Re: Jezza! new
      #161058 - 03/16/05 09:46 AM
cailin

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Linz............
That is a pretty cool claim to fame!
I think he's hilarious and love the lap thing too..
did you see the safety thing I am talking about?

I keep saying to P that I REALLY don't want us to end up with an MPV when we grow up and have kids. But I know that they are practical but they are so yummmy mummy.. He is dead against SUVs so it'll be a sporty MPV or a station wagon for us!

I also CANNOT belive how cheap cars are in the US.. the outback 1.5 costs 43995 which is about 58,971.84 USD!!!!!!!!!!!! jealous or what??


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Re: I'd forgetten the American size thing! new
      #161060 - 03/16/05 09:52 AM
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Quote:

Your cars are WAY bigger than ours. But if you're gonna be using the big SUV factor, then go for it. I would LOVE a car like that.

Being a Brit, I have a real thing against people who get 4x4s for driving round town! Really the one that I'm looking at is the same size if not smaller then my Chevy Malibu Sedan...it terms of "space" taken. It's a BIG problem in London. All the yummy mummies driving their brats to school in pristine 4x4s with roo bars!




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Re: Jezza! new
      #161066 - 03/16/05 10:04 AM
michele

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I like the look of the outback alot! I've never driven one myself though.

I bought a new Jeep Liberty in 2002 and I love it!! Its not real big, gets good gas milage and I think its the perfect size!

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