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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannonball View Post
    Haha...I hate the orange! But that's what the wife likes, so we'll see...

    Tundra has been in the shop for a week with at least another week to go. Prob around $8K in body work when said and done. The accident isn't really the reason for car shopping but it was the catalyst. Just time to improve on MPG. I have owned trucks since I was 17. A subaru would be a culture change. But I'm not afraid.
    I had a wagon with fake wood panels thus called Woody back in grad school. I traded my motorcycle to commute to grad in winter. It is still one of the best vehicles that I have driven in the snow. It only had 2wd and not the best tires. Tell her go for the orange. I listened to my wife and daughter and did not get for the yellow FJ. I really the XV though.

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    XV doesn't get that great of gas mileage, does it? On par with the larger Outback if I am not mistaken? Certainly much less than the Impreza hatch which is the only really good AWD vehicle for gas mileage out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riverc0il View Post
    XV doesn't get that great of gas mileage, does it? On par with the larger Outback if I am not mistaken? Certainly much less than the Impreza hatch which is the only really good AWD vehicle for gas mileage out there.
    Actually the XV is pretty close to the impreza for MPGs. They run about like this:

    Impreza hatch base: 27/36 (city/hwy)
    Impreza hatch sport: 26/35 (Not a reported number. But from what I've read due to added roof rails and 17" wheels)
    Crosstrek XV: 25/33 (std roof rails, 17" wheels, etc)
    Outback (base): 24/30
    Forester (base): 21/27

    So, it falls between the imprezza and the outback. Obviously the outback gives you a lot more room and a lot 'more' in general. For my personal situation it's about maximizing MPG within the constraints of AWD. My wife's CRV is approx the size of the outback with approx the same MPG. We don't need 2 cars that do the exact same thing. So the extra MPG of the XV over the outback makes it a winner. By the same token, the extra MPG of the imprezza over the XV makes a strong case too. So I'm still in a dilemma between them.

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    I think you are going to be dissapointed with the XV. My wifes best friend got one and its so underpowered you end up getting much worse gas milage than advertised as your goosing it everywhere to keep up with traffic.

    Look up the M3 vs prius clip from Top Gear on Youtube and you'll get the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    I think you are going to be dissapointed with the XV. My wifes best friend got one and its so underpowered you end up getting much worse gas milage than advertised as your goosing it everywhere to keep up with traffic.

    Look up the M3 vs prius clip from Top Gear on Youtube and you'll get the picture.
    This happened with the switch from the 2.5 to the 2.0. Much less power from the Impreza engines now. And then the XV got a heavier body on the same underpowered engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    I think you are going to be dissapointed with the XV. My wifes best friend got one and its so underpowered you end up getting much worse gas milage than advertised as your goosing it everywhere to keep up with traffic.

    Look up the M3 vs prius clip from Top Gear on Youtube and you'll get the picture.
    I love seeing a Prius on the interstate doing 75mph!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannonball View Post
    Outback (base): 24/30
    I thought the Outback was EPA 28 highway? That's how Edmunds has it.

    I've had the new Legacy sedan as a rental a few times. As I've written many times, I grew up in a Subaru household where mom has driven Subaru wagons since the early 1970's and my sister has had them since 1975. I never fit in them comfortably so I never bought one. Now that the Legacy is super-sized, I'll have to give the Outback another look. ..though I'd rather have a Legacy wagon than an Outback if they hadn't stopped bringing them into the US.

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    Okay, highway is a touch better but city is 24 vs 25 so I suspect total average will much significantly less than 3 mpg difference which is the highway variance. XV hasn't been out too long but here are some real world numbers:

    http://www.fuelly.com/car/subaru/outback/gas%20h4/wagon

    http://www.fuelly.com/car/subaru/xv%20crosstrek

    Not many XV's reporting in but the average looks pretty similar if slightly higher. Not a huge gain like the Impreza without any real increase in space compared to the Impreza and a huge bump in prize.
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    Re: Subaru

    Are their any hybrid Subraus car yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverc0il View Post
    Not a huge gain like the Impreza without any real increase in space compared to the Impreza and a huge bump in prize.
    Yeah, maybe. I guess it's all about how you'd spec it out. In my case the price difference isn't that much. The base model impreza is pretty spartan. Whereas there really is no 'base model' Crosstrek. The entry level Crosstrek is Subaru's Premium level with their all-weather package. Since I would add this all onto an Impreza the final price difference for similarly equipped vehicles is ~$1,200 (I've priced them out at the dealer). Some of those add-ons (roof rails, larger tires) reduce gas mileage. That is reflected in Crostrek MPG estimates (since those are standard) but not reflected in the Imprezza MPG estimates since those are based on the strip down models. This is even true for the fuelly numbers to an extent since entries by imprezza owners run the gamut of how the cars are equipped. So their MPG difference is a little less than it appears. An Outback, on the other hand, is definitely a big price jump over either of the others. But you're right that the imprezza is the cheapest and gets the best MPG. For that reason it continues to be a top contender in my car shopping.

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