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Old 05-12-2019, 04:22 PM
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Does anyone have input on these? 4cyl v 6 cyl?
is there a dealer like Laura GMC that has great deals?
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:19 PM
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2019 is the last year for the 6 cylinder. A redesigned model is coming for 2020 and a turbo 4 will be the optional top engine. I would wait for that.

I currently own a 2013 Outback 4 cylinder that my college aged sons use and a 2018 Forester turbo that is my daily driver. I previously owned a 2008 Outback turbo. Subaru knows what they are doing with turbocharged 4 cylinder engines.
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Originally Posted by gf View Post
2019 is the last year for the 6 cylinder. A redesigned model is coming for 2020 and a turbo 4 will be the optional top engine. I would wait for that.

I currently own a 2013 Outback 4 cylinder that my college aged sons use and a 2018 Forester turbo that is my daily driver. I previously owned a 2008 Outback turbo. Subaru knows what they are doing with turbocharged 4 cylinder engines.
My wife’s car is a 2015 Forester XT 2.0L Turbo 4, and we really like it. Nimble and quick for a kiddo/grocery/dog hauler. Gets decent enough mileage for our use. It’s only got 20,000 miles for being almost 5 years-old, trouble-free so-far. (Purchased Aug 2014)
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:08 AM
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I've been recently shopping for an Outback. It seems the dealers in the Atlanta area are a little more aggressive with their prices.
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We owned a 2014 (new to us) and it was fantastic until she decided she needed a Mustang GT to sit in traffic with. Most recently bought a 2010 Outback used, super clean, 142K. First week converter goes. Next up was the transmission. Nope. Just about gave it away. GREAT car but hopefully they have gotten the transmission issues fixed.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Bamaskeetshooter View Post
I've been recently shopping for an Outback. It seems the dealers in the Atlanta area are a little more aggressive with their prices.
Saved over 3k in Atlanta vs B'ham on a 2018 outback
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We have owned 2. Bought a new one in 2009. Has 175k on it now, my daughter away at college has it. Been a great car. Wife wanted another. Bought my wife another new one in 2016. Has almost 95k on it now, had 1 mi on it when we bought it. Been bulletproof. Great AWD and their "eye-sight" adaptive cruise control is great. Both were 4cyl. Wife's car avg around 29 mpg. Great, quality cars. Very safe.
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Have 16 3.6r. It’s a dirty engine seems to dirty oil the first 1000 miles. Not very fuel efficient. Engine noisy.
The plus it has nice power for this set up rarely high revs unless you want it to. Cvt is very smooth.
the car seats are not comfortable for long drives over 8 hrs. Plenty wind noise that Subaru can not resolve. Front end clicking that subaru can not resolve. Cvt squeaks when going from park to reverse on cold mornings subaru says this is normal. Subaru had so many complaints on their cvt they extended their warranty from 6 36000 to 10 100000 on a few models ( it takes an act of Congress and every tire kicker to mention this for Subaru to move). Most dealers are small time outfits so if you are accustom to big Toyota dealers that get stuff done right the first time subaru might disappoint you with their service. I’ll buy a Toyota next car.
have you tried here yet

https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...n-5-2015-2019/
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:45 PM
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These are the two to go to for pricing. I was able to get one of the nearby dealers to get within a close enough price to make it not worth driving, but if I had just gone with the cheapest local price, I would have paid a couple grand more.

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One of the guys I have used for years to work on my cars is a subaru mechanic. He recommended the 4cyl. It's slow, but who cares? We're on our third subaru, and the wife will get a new 2020 beginning of next year, and her current one will go to my son for a college car. Try to find a local subaru ambassador (local facebook page would be best bet). They can give you a $500 off coupon you can present after you have your deal finalized, and it will come right off the bottom price, no hassle.
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I'm on Subaru #5.. 2018 Outbacl loaded. Good car. Had steering wheel airbag replaced along with infotainment display. I'm not happy about those. Service is beyond great at my dealer and one of the reasons I keep buying a new one evey yr. My Toyota here in MI sux ballz but my Toyota dealer in CO is pretty darn good. All depends on where ya go.

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If you care I do not think they will sell one to you unless you are of one political party affiliation
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by brdawg2001 View Post
If you care I do not think they will sell one to you unless you are of one political party affiliation
Not true. I have a gun in my subi at all times and nothing but 2pac on the pandora. My dog in back is a hunting machine to pick up the shit I shoot.
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Wife drives an Outback (second one) nice car, can’t beat ‘em in snow.

But I gotta ask; why a Suby in Fla???
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Originally Posted by BillTex View Post
Wife drives an Outback (second one) nice car, can’t beat ‘em in snow.

But I gotta ask; why a Suby in Fla???
I am buying for my son. He lives in North FL and travels North a lot. NC, GA etc.
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Subaru is a very popular brand with their owners. Unfortunately, we do not have a dealer in our area, and we seldom even see any Subaru's in the Deep South. With all wheel drive, they're more of a snow car--since Al Gore took away all our snow 30 years ago.
Subaru is what I call a tier two auto company. They are a different animal with their boxer engines that few mechanics know how to work on. And auto salvage yards do not have them in stock--in case parts are needed later. And dealer service departments are too expensive on such specialized brands.
Dealers selling such Subaru's do not have pickup trucks to pay for their salaries, overhead and large buildings. Because their sales are relatively low, they cannot afford to sell for low profit margins as other car franchises.
There are just other brands of automobiles and SUV's on the retail market that are so good today. Our latest vehicle is a 2018 Camry Hybrid that averages 48.5 mpg--and has never seen a shop. They now have hybrid Highlanders, Corollas and Rav4 AWD's that would be fantastic vehicles. I just prefer brands that are more common, and vehicles that are easier to sell on the used retail market.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post

I just prefer brands that are more common, and vehicles that are easier to sell on the used retail market.

Good point here. Come to New England or Colorado and you'll see Subarus everywhere with plenty of independent repair shops that know how to service them as well.
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My son bought a low mileage 2011 that was in pristine condition last year. I did not know much about Subarus with the exception of the jokes about them and the people that drive them. I have to say, I am a new fan. My wife likes his so much, she said she'd consider one when it is time for a new car for her.
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When I lived in Colorado, I flew to Dallas to buy my WRX wagon and drove it back. I should have kept that car. Currently, the wife's fun car is a Buick TourX wagon, though I looked at Subaru's.
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The last Subaru I drove was a Forester we looked at getting my mother in 2013. That was the most gutless, anemic vehicle I have ever driven. It may have been a danger to itself and others on the interstate.
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
Subaru is a very popular brand with their owners. Unfortunately, we do not have a dealer in our area, and we seldom even see any Subaru's in the Deep South. With all wheel drive, they're more of a snow car--since Al Gore took away all our snow 30 years ago.
Subaru is what I call a tier two auto company. They are a different animal with their boxer engines that few mechanics know how to work on. And auto salvage yards do not have them in stock--in case parts are needed later. And dealer service departments are too expensive on such specialized brands.
Dealers selling such Subaru's do not have pickup trucks to pay for their salaries, overhead and large buildings. Because their sales are relatively low, they cannot afford to sell for low profit margins as other car franchises.
There are just other brands of automobiles and SUV's on the retail market that are so good today. Our latest vehicle is a 2018 Camry Hybrid that averages 48.5 mpg--and has never seen a shop. They now have hybrid Highlanders, Corollas and Rav4 AWD's that would be fantastic vehicles. I just prefer brands that are more common, and vehicles that are easier to sell on the used retail market.
Your 2018 hasn't been to a shop? What an accomplishment...lol Toyota sells extremely boring cars...which is why manufacturers like Subaru are growing so fast.

Subarau's are very easy to sell on the used market and command top dollar.
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