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    If you're into the Apple ecosystem then carplay could be enough to sell you, if you aren't into cars at all and are just kind of meh about spirited driving on a Sunday morning. Personally, could care less for it when the big guys like BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar, and more have just barely started to experiment with Carplay and Android Auto. As for MPG, if you can wait a few weeks maybe two months, Mazda is coming out with a legitimately revolutionary petrol motor that gets diesel mpg with petrol horsepower and no spark plugs... Insane.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    We were checking out a premium with a moonroof. No eyesight was on it but I do want that. I’m hoping to identify a car on Friday and make an offer. One tiny bummer is that you have to move up to limited trim to get push button start. I had a loaner Honda HRV last week and enjoyed that feature. It’s standard in the Honda and Nissan cars.

    I could live with the Crosstrek since we’ll still have a Forester kicking around to haul a bunch of stuff/people if needed. The Outback was very nice to drive, though.
    I have the Premium with EyeSight, Push Button, and Moonroof. I love it. 27.5 Mpg average.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    Years ago when I was car shopping I got a don’t-give-a-shit vibe from the Honda dealer so I didn’t even test drive. This time I did and I liked the salesman fine. He told me there’s no incentives offered because “Honda doesn’t have to offer them”. I suspect that’s true but it dampens my enthusiasm somewhat.

    I’ve never owned a Honda but they really have a distinct feel/design that I respect. I feel similar about Subaru. Nissan is a bit harder to pin down. The Rogue I checked out had a hell of a panoramic sunroof though. It’s part of a “sun and sound” package, which includes a 9 speaker Bose stereo.
    I did love my Honda Civic (200 model. It was hard not to consider a Honda, but the price, dealer, and "we don't have to offer any deals" attitude all pushed us away. Plus I had heard so-so reviews of the CRV AWD system. It all depends on what you like.
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    Eyesight is the best thing ever.

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    thetrailboss: On your Subaru just consider headgaskets 100,000 mi service. It'll be a few hundred bucks at the most, you'll have to do it probably one time in your ownership to be safe. Subaru owners should also look for the tell tale cloudy radiator fluid, I suppose whenever you look under the hood. I've owned 6 Subarus most of which where very high mileage with no HG issues. One time I did have HG blow around 190k miles in a 1998 Forester.

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