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View Poll Results: Do you own or lease a Subaru Legacy or Outback?
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No, but I would have if I could of.
1
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Subaru Legacy/Outback

Old Jul 26th 2011, 1:22 am
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Rather appropriate for a mechanic.

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Old Jul 26th 2011, 6:08 pm
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We had a Saab 9-2X for a couple of years (tweaked Impreza)..

Very fun little car & stuck to the road like sh*t to a blanket but hopelessly unreliable both in mechanics & build quality..

We looked at getting a Forester but ended up with a V8 Explorer & very happy with it (Despite it's chronic drinking problem). The 7 seats are handy & we've saved bundles on delivery charges...
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We had a Saab 9-2X for a couple of years (tweaked Impreza)..

Very fun little car & stuck to the road like sh*t to a blanket but hopelessly unreliable both in mechanics & build quality..

We looked at getting a Forester but ended up with a V8 Explorer & very happy with it (Despite it's chronic drinking problem). The 7 seats are handy & we've saved bundles on delivery charges...

Never pay the delivery charge. They'll always take it off if you negotiate.
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 6:19 pm
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My pet peave is how weedy the electric windows are, is it a safety feature or are they just crap?
Can't say I've had a problem with mine. Not as good as my old Audi I'll grant you but I wouldn't say they're crap.
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 6:23 pm
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Originally Posted by R I C H View Post
Mine is the fit/finish/quality of the interior in general.
Can't say I've had a problem with the interior, I love the seats on mine, super comfortable on long drives. One of the rear passenger windows always looks as though it's going to leak when I take it through the car wash but it never quite does. But definitely there's a fitting problem there.
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 6:27 pm
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Can't say I've had a problem with mine. Not as good as my old Audi I'll grant you but I wouldn't say they're crap.
You dont think them slow and underpowered? Maybe they are better in the new models, but my civic puts the legacy to shame in that respect.
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 6:28 pm
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Never pay the delivery charge. They'll always take it off if you negotiate.
Even on a 4x8 sheet of plywood worth $8? Somehow I doubt it.


Having said that, you dont need an Explorer day in day out, you just need to know someone who will lend you their truck when the need arises.
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 6:31 pm
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Originally Posted by iaink View Post
You dont think them slow and underpowered? Maybe they are better in the new models, but my civic puts the legacy to shame in that respect.
Mine's an '07 too, so it would be identical. Not a big window opener to be honest, I wouldn't say they bring tears of appreciation to my eyes but they're okay.
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 6:41 pm
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Mine's an '07 too, so it would be identical. Not a big window opener to be honest, I wouldn't say they bring tears of appreciation to my eyes but they're okay.
Ah, but now you will never be able to open them again without thinking how crap they are... sorry
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Old Jul 27th 2011, 1:05 am
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Even on a 4x8 sheet of plywood worth $8? Somehow I doubt it.

Having said that, you dont need an Explorer day in day out, you just need to know someone who will lend you their truck when the need arises.
We live on a dirt road that's all but impassable in Winter, we need the 7 seats & hauling our garbage/recycling to the end of the road requires a drive..

It wouldn't be for everyone but we are really pleased with it (thirst aside)..
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Ah, but now you will never be able to open them again without thinking how crap they are... sorry
Actually I had a play with them after you mentioned it, they work fine, up down, up down. Maybe you've got crap motors in yours, genuinely mine are perfectly good and I used to drive an Audi previously.

What mileage did you have when you got the gasket problem?
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Actually I had a play with them after you mentioned it, they work fine, up down, up down. Maybe you've got crap motors in yours, genuinely mine are perfectly good and I used to drive an Audi previously.

What mileage did you have when you got the gasket problem?
Both the 07 and 97 had the same motors then Oh well.

The engine work was done just over 100k, the service manager, a prince among men, fudged the numbers in order to have it done under warranty.
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