Subaru

AlpineZone

Page 1 of 33 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 357

Thread: Subaru

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    Subaru

    If you were going to get a Subaru as a ski car (wagon style) which model would it be?

    Wait Till Next Year!!!


  2. #2
    thetrailboss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    NEK by Birth; Alta/Snowbird by Choice
    Posts
    26,343
    Items for Sale
    Outback wagon. We have a 2005 Outback 2.5xt and love it. 250 horse and it drives like a champ, even with 115k on it. Nice for tailgate parties and plenty of room. 4wd all the time.
    Live, Ski, or Die!


  3. #3
    steamboat1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn,NY/Pittsford,VT.
    Posts
    6,613
    Depends on how it will be used. If your going to have 3 or more people in the car then the Outback wagon or Forrester would be a more sensible choice. Even the Legacy would be a good choice but you mentioned wagon style.

    My ski trips are usually either solo or with only one other person in the car. I have the Imprezza Outback Sport which has plenty of room for 2 people plus luggage & ski's. It's a hatchback so has the same functionality as wagons for tailgate parties. The difference to me is gas mileage. With the Imprezza I get better than 35mpg on the highway with regular gas, not bad for AWD. My understanding is that some of the other models, especially with turbo charged engines, only run on high test. Not only that but the gas mileage isn't even close to what I get. That can make a big difference when driving back & forth 15 times during a season putting 700-800 miles on the car each time like I do.

    I do have another larger car if my family decides to come or if more people are tagging along but the rest of my family gave up skiing several years ago so most of the time I'm flying solo. The Imprezza Outback Sport is the perfect ski car for my needs. Just my $0.02
    Last edited by steamboat1; Sep 21, 2012 at 1:49 PM.

  4. #4
    i like the older outback wagon, the new one is too SUVy for me
    shit happens, wear a helmet.

    2016/17
    MT Snow - 12.30 1.7 1.29 2.4 2.11
    Attitash - 2.17
    Black MTN - 2.18
    Wildcat - 2.19
    Eldora - 4.7
    Snowmass - 4.10
    Aspen - 4.11

  5. #5
    thetrailboss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    NEK by Birth; Alta/Snowbird by Choice
    Posts
    26,343
    Items for Sale
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcunni View Post
    i like the older outback wagon, the new one is too SUVy for me

    I agree though I am getting used to the look now.
    Live, Ski, or Die!


  6. #6
    2013 XV Crosstrek. I'm waiting until mid October to test drive one.
    2012/2013 - Season

    Jiminy Peak - 11/18/2012
    Jay Peak - 12/15/2012, 3/3/13, 4/27

    Mount Snow - 12/17/2012, 1/5/2013, 1/26, 2/13, 3/10, 3/24, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13
    Otis Ridge - 12/29/2012, 1/1/2013, 1/12, 1/27, 2/9, 2/16, 2/24, 3/16


    21 times

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by skijay View Post
    2013 XV Crosstrek. I'm waiting until mid October to test drive one.
    interesting looking car, but man are those rims fugly. I don't care about rims enough to have ever bought aftermarket ones in my life, but I would definitely need to do so with that car.

    http://www.subaru.com/vehicles/xv-crosstrek/index.html
    Last edited by deadheadskier; Sep 21, 2012 at 2:08 PM.

  8. #8
    steamboat1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn,NY/Pittsford,VT.
    Posts
    6,613
    Quote Originally Posted by skijay View Post
    2013 XV Crosstrek. I'm waiting until mid October to test drive one.
    Cool looking car. I like the fact that the suspension is raised 4" more than a standard Imprezza. My Outback Sport is only raised 2" more. Has the same engine as my car so it runs on regular but the gas mileage rating is slightly lower. I guess that's from additional drag caused by the higher suspension.

  9. #9
    wtcobb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    North of the Notch
    Posts
    825
    I have an Impreza and it works fine with the single back seat down to put the skis through. I can only fit three, but you need to put the seat down in an Outback too...

    Ideally if you're traveling with more than two you have a roof rack/box, which all Subarus are equipped to handle. Outbacks and Forresters already have the crossbars (usually) too.
    All skiing is good. Some skiing isn't as good. But all skiing is good.

    @mtncobber on the instafeeds.

  10. #10
    steamboat1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn,NY/Pittsford,VT.
    Posts
    6,613
    Quote Originally Posted by wtcobb View Post
    I have an Impreza and it works fine with the single back seat down to put the skis through. I can only fit three, but you need to put the seat down in an Outback too...

    Ideally if you're traveling with more than two you have a roof rack/box, which all Subarus are equipped to handle. Outbacks and Forresters already have the crossbars (usually) too.
    My Imprezza Outback Sport came standard with a roof rack. I have a large/wide Thule box sitting in my attic that hasn't been used in years. If I ever find the need to use it again it clamps right onto my rack without special adapters. I've had 4 pairs of ski's, boots, poles along with 3 6ft. hero's in the coffin with room to spare in the past. I'll lose a couple mpg with it on the roof.

    Yeah it came with heated seats & all those stupid blue tooth & other kizmo's which I never use standard too.
    Last edited by steamboat1; Sep 22, 2012 at 12:37 AM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 PM.