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Old 06-04-2015, 08:46 PM
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Default Nissan Rogue vs Subaru Forrester

Anyone have any info on either? I looked at both today. They both will do what I need them to do. Nissan seems to have a little more room in the back seats. Subaru seems to be more accommodating behind the rear seats. Price is the same. MPG is about the same. Nissan warranty seems better. I trust Subaru AWD more than Nissan's system. I don't know anything about CVT transmissions.

I am estimating 30k miles per year for 5 years.
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Buddys wife drive an Outback with a CVT trans. This is their 6 or 7th Subaru so theyre familiar with them. Hes not real impressed with it. Loves the car just wishes they would have gone with the reg auto tranny. Says its kinda of sluggish. Not that they are real beast anyways.
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Buddys wife drive an Outback with a CVT trans. This is their 6 or 7th Subaru so theyre familiar with them. Hes not real impressed with it. Loves the car just wishes they would have gone with the reg auto tranny. Says its kinda of sluggish. Not that they are real beast anyways.
+1 Wife purchased one 6 mos.ago, and just traded it. She could not take how sluggish the vehicle was.... She was happy with everything else, but it really seemed to get in its own way.
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I think the Rogue also has a CVT transmission.
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Wife had a rogue for a company car for a few years. 75k, zero issues. I enjoyed it. Was good in snow. You can be the judge on the drive. Was a tight little vehicle.
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I never had a Subaru with a CVT transmission but they were awesome in the snow. My father always said its because they dont have enough power to spin the wheels.

All I know is when I go to the Boone and Virginia Highlands area, every other car is a Subaru and they are all from different decades.

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Old 06-05-2015, 04:08 AM
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they are both decent cars. the big difference will be after the five years one of them will be a Subaru and you can sell it in a snap. Up here in snow country we see subies older than my kids crunch through the snow.
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:50 AM
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Get the roo
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i drive a subura crosstrek as my everyday commuter (96 miles roundtrip). i don't find any issues with the sluggishness. actually pretty decent acceleration for highway passing. maybe crosstrek is a bit lighter than the forrester? otherwise i think they are exact same engine and tranny.

agree with statement above regarding resale. i've owned a couple of nissans and they just don't seem to sell very well used.

edit: http://www.planetsubaru.com/subaru-f...-crosstrek.htm

wow! at least for 2015, the forester has 22 more HP...but does weigh "a couple hundred pounds more"
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Is there not a class action lawsuit against Subaru for excessive oil consumption in the forrester? In the past Subaru was known for head gasket issues, but that did not stop people.

Anyway, with that written, I have made crazy easy money flipping Subaru's of varying vintages. They hold their value very well, despite there being very well known and documented issues with certain models/years.
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We are up in the NC mountains. Last night there were 8 Subarus in a row parked on Main st. Nothing holds its value better. Ours has 140K on it and not a squeak or rattle, rides like a new car!
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Don't think I'd buy another Nissan after all the electrical issues we've had w/ my wife's Murano.

2012- 60,000 miles:
-Computer went bad- not covered by warranty even though several TSB's have been put out on it. As I recall that was a 2k repair and that was the "cheap" option using a used computer
-Headrest DVD players- didn't even want this option but the car had it. Now they come on and won't shut off. They whine the entire time they are on. Had these replaced under warranty twice and still no fix.
-Rear window won;t go up from front control.

Not sure if Rogues have the same issues but I would do some checking as Nissan's electrical systems don;t appear to be stellar.

Did test drive the Rogue and it felt like it had no guts and felt like it was constantly working too hard. The Murano didn't seem to have the same feeling even though it also has a CVT.

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Probably biased since my family had them but Subaru's seem to be the most dependable thing around. That says a lot coming from Japan where you have Toyota's and Honda's.

All I really know is their engine is basically a water cooled VW beetle motor. They keep running and are good in the snow up to around 1'.

Get the Subaru is my vote.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
Is there not a class action lawsuit against Subaru for excessive oil consumption in the forrester? In the past Subaru was known for head gasket issues, but that did not stop people.

Anyway, with that written, I have made crazy easy money flipping Subaru's of varying vintages. They hold their value very well, despite there being very well known and documented issues with certain models/years.
Yes on the head gasket issue.

My wife, sister, and sister's BIL all have Subaru's and all three had head gaskets replaced prior to 100,000.

Little early for a $1800 repair in my opinion.
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No comparrison the Subaru all the way..the Rogue is a low level SUV
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The cvt in the nissans has been a huge problem across the whole line that is still not worked out. I wouldn't touch one.

I would go Subaru and just get sticker for the back window that says "not a liberal"
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My wife drives a 2012 Subaru Forester. She absolutely loves it. I like it also but the ride in not the best (the ride in my 2004 Toyota Highlander is by far better) and the factory stereo is just OK.

There have been no issues with the Forester to date other than oil (synthetic) consumption. Luckily our local oil change outfit will top off all fluids including oil any time my wife drives it there.

The Forester rides great in icy and snowy conditions.
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Look at Subaru safety record...along with longevity and resale, hard to beat
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choice is between a low end hippy mobile and a libtard cruiser. look elsewhere.....
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No comparrison the Subaru all the way..the Rogue is a low level SUV
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