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Subaru Crosstrek owners - opinion/advice

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Rustytaco71, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Aug 6, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    mdbutler7

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  2. Aug 6, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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    hobiecat111629

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    I don't know if the drive train differs form the Forester, but some of our good friends love the Forester.

    I think our next new vehicle will likely be a Crosstrek.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2018 at 9:59 AM
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    truchador

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    I’d love to see a cross trek sti lol
     
  4. Aug 10, 2018 at 6:49 AM
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    TheDevilYouLove

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    We went on vacation this year to Utah/Idaho/Wyoming and rented an SUV. The rental place gave us a 2018 Crosstek. We put 1200 miles on it and my wife loved it. She bought a brand new one within a week of getting back home. She loves it.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2018 at 6:54 AM
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    JeffP213

    JeffP213 I used to do mods. I still do, but I used to, too

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    Love our 3.6 Outback. Prob gonna lift it and put some KO2’s on it, brah :bikewheelie:
     
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  6. Aug 10, 2018 at 6:55 AM
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    My wife has a 16 Crosstrek and she loves it. It's extremely easy to control and steer, and can be a fun little car to throw around every once and awhile. She averages above 30 mpg consistently and has about 20k miles now. No issues, except that the radio's bluetooth isn't always consistent, it will cut out every once and awhile. People will complain that it's slow, but it's fast enough to get the job done. The CVT aids with that and gives the Crosstrek a little extra pep at the low end to get it moving quicker. These things are popular for a reason. For the price, it's probably your best bang-for-the-buck, especially considering it has AWD. Definitely recommend.

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  7. Aug 10, 2018 at 9:53 AM
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    Rustytaco71

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    Thanks to all the responses. Good info and feedback here, much appreciated!
     
  8. Aug 10, 2018 at 10:23 AM
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    Good info.....We're planning on a 3-4 week road trip when my wife separates from the Air Force next year and the plan is to visit some of the western states and ghost towns. The Taco is great and all, but my wife doesn't want to learn to drive a manual and I don't want to do 100% of the driving, so I think we'll probably buy a Crosstrek and slap the RTT on it.
     
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  9. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:39 AM
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    I think that would work well. And if you go offroad at all (obviously easy trails), the Subaru does extremely well. I was following my wife up a hill (I was in 2wd), and she easily got up it, whereas I was spinning my back tires before going into 4wd. It really is a good vehicle, and I'm pretty sure they maintain their value really well also.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Retire from work, but not from life.

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    Son in Chattanooga has one. He lives in a pretty hilly area, and has just a bit of complaint about power. However, he does love it on their occasional snow days and frequent rain days. Uses it to take the kids to trail heads for waterfalls and such, does pretty well in wet red clay over roots, washouts, etc.

    I *think* it's a bit small for what I'd like to replace the '04 Highlander with. And the newer Outbacks are actually bigger. I'm thinking a Legacy may be the solution.

    Can anyone confirm the Legacy is decent on the interstate? I mean surely it's as good as my 5 lug power wise. But what about seat comfort, noise, etc.
     

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