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post #61 of 75
I just ran some mileage checks on my wife's 06 Rav 4 (4cyl)

28 hwy- 400 miles on super flat terrain
23 cty - back and forth to work 16 mile round trip daily

Not too bad

CRV & Forrester peeps, how do you compare?

My Jetta TDI is getting a bit long in tooth. I would like an 05 CRV with a 5spd and am wondering what the mileage would be.
post #62 of 75
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Originally Posted by stoweguy View Post
I just ran some mileage checks on my wife's 06 Rav 4 (4cyl)

28 hwy- 400 miles on super flat terrain
23 cty - back and forth to work 16 mile round trip daily

Not too bad

CRV & Forrester peeps, how do you compare?

My Jetta TDI is getting a bit long in tooth. I would like an 05 CRV with a 5spd and am wondering what the mileage would be.
Kinda disappointed in my 09 Forester, compared to my 06 Legacy, which had hte same drive train)

25.5 Highway
23.3 Around town

06 Legacy was 26.9 combined.
post #63 of 75
I know its not a popular vehicle on EpicSki, but I have been a Jeep owner for almost 20 years. Part of the inclination to the Jeep is do to location and buying from someone who patronizes our business. Another reason for loving my jeep(s) over the years is the performance when I need it most. We do snow removal for some fairly big commercial plow accounts, which means I need to get to my plow equipment when the road conditions are at their worst. My Jeep has Never failed me.
My current Jeep is an 04 Grand Cheerokee Overland with the V8HO.
My mileage runs:
18.2 around town
21.9 highway
post #64 of 75
my wifes forrester averages around 25mpg around the island, which is the same as the outback avg,s on mainland ski trips, forrester i a auto, outback 4cly 5spd manual.
post #65 of 75
You can go for a Jeep Grand Cherokee Blutec....which is a Mercedes Benz turbo diesel engine....doesn't get any better than that. Don't you Jeep haters start jumping on me about the Jeep GC, we have had 4 in the family all have been fantastic.
post #66 of 75
Doesn't the new Forrester have a lever on the left side of the seat that will raise it up. I think the my 05 Legacy GT does.

Yesterday I went to Killington. Got 27.9 mpg on the dash computer, Yea I know that's about 26 mpg in real math. I set the cruise on 65 -68mph for most of the way. I don't think that's to bad. Even ran it up to about 90 getting on Rt 91 at exit 6. WOT

Mt bike fit's in the back with the seats down my 170cm skis fit easily with one back seat down.

Again BUY a OUTBACK. I don't understand why people want a forrester, it's just not big enough.
post #67 of 75
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Doesn't the new Forrester have a lever on the left side of the seat that will raise it up. I think the my 05 Legacy GT does.

Yesterday I went to Killington. Got 27.9 mpg on the dash computer, Yea I know that's about 26 mpg in real math. I set the cruise on 65 -68mph for most of the way. I don't think that's to bad. Even ran it up to about 90 getting on Rt 91 at exit 6. WOT

Mt bike fit's in the back with the seats down my 170cm skis fit easily with one back seat down.

Again BUY a OUTBACK. I don't understand why people want a forrester, it's just not big enough.
The Drivers seat does have the same lever as your car, passenger seat is way too low.

The new Forester in much bigger inside than the old one. Cargo footprint is about the same and LEg/OB wagon, but gain much more in height.
post #68 of 75
If you are thinking about something in the CRV size, think about the Nissan Rogue.

It's available in FWD or AWD.
Here is a nice review:
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/200...ogue-s-review/

BTW, I have a 1998 Subaru Outback Wagon that has always served me well. 224,000 miles and 27 highway mpg. But I have thought that I would get something smaller when I decide to replace it.
post #69 of 75
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If you are thinking about something in the CRV size, think about the Nissan Rogue.

It's available in FWD or AWD.
Here is a nice review:
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/200...ogue-s-review/

BTW, I have a 1998 Subaru Outback Wagon that has always served me well. 224,000 miles and 27 highway mpg. But I have thought that I would get something smaller when I decide to replace it.

Very nice but I am unable to pull the trigger on anything with an automatic trans. At 54 yrs old, I have only owned 2 automatics and couldn't wait to dump both of them. I'm an old school kinda guy.
post #70 of 75
I agree about the transmission thing.

Here is a not very glowing review of the new Forester.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/200...ter-xt-review/
post #71 of 75
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I agree about the transmission thing.

Here is a not very glowing review of the new Forester.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/200...ter-xt-review/
Heh, looks likee someone has an axe to grind. The Forester was getting out classed in the segment particularly due to size. The addition of rear seat room is an area where Foresters were getting beaten, I know, I sold them for 3 years. The Toyotification? C'mon, This was into redesign before Toyota even came into the picture. This line really made me roll my eyes and shows how little research he did...

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The interior looks nicer than the WRX; quite nearly as nice as the Legacy, actually.
The interior IS exactly the same from the Impreza/WRX and no where close to the style of the Legacy.

This review sounds like someone who is trying to be a "Jeremy Clarkson", and went into the review with a preconceived dislike for Subaru equal to the people that...

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unless you're in that small group of Subaru lovers that won't have anything but a Subaru,
The new Forester has won whatever comparison test it has been in since it was introduced. What does this guy know that EVERY other reviewe doesn't?
post #72 of 75
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Kinda disappointed in my 09 Forester, compared to my 06 Legacy, which had hte same drive train)

25.5 Highway
23.3 Around town

06 Legacy was 26.9 combined.
Hopefully that will go up for you after break in. (or do you have the XT?) From what I have been seeing online it looks like Subaru understated the MPG. Many are reporting 30ish highway. Speed I'm sure is a factor. People that can keep it under 60 will do better.

I do wish they would improve the auto trans. I would get MT personally but since my wife will be the main driver I gotta go with auto. She's great on stick but doesn't want to be bothered with shifting. Knowing her she is probably doing 3 other things while she is driving and can't fit shifting into the mix.

I won't even consider getting a turbo + auto. I don't think Subaru has done well at all in matching the auto trans to the turbo on any of their vehicles.
post #73 of 75
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Originally Posted by MattL View Post
Hopefully that will go up for you after break in. (or do you have the XT?) From what I have been seeing online it looks like Subaru understated the MPG. Many are reporting 30ish highway. Speed I'm sure is a factor. People that can keep it under 60 will do better.

I do wish they would improve the auto trans. I would get MT personally but since my wife will be the main driver I gotta go with auto. She's great on stick but doesn't want to be bothered with shifting. Knowing her she is probably doing 3 other things while she is driving and can't fit shifting into the mix.

I won't even consider getting a turbo + auto. I don't think Subaru has done well at all in matching the auto trans to the turbo on any of their vehicles.
They have a perfectly good 5EAT in the parts bin, why aren't they using it??
post #74 of 75
they said to avoid subaru 2.5L non-turbo from 95-02 because of the head gasket prob, the problem was fixed after 02.

I've got a manual outback 2.2L 96, $1700 from ebay and it's really awesome, I can fit a twin bed after folding the seats down and sleep pretty much comfortable.
post #75 of 75
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they said to avoid subaru 2.5L non-turbo from 95-02 because of the head gasket prob, the problem was fixed after 02.

I've got a manual outback 2.2L 96, $1700 from ebay and it's really awesome, I can fit a twin bed after folding the seats down and sleep pretty much comfortable.
There was a recall on these, , if the HG hasn't gone, you can bring it in to get the upgrade done. One of our Forester had this recall done and we did not have an issue. You can contact any Subie dealer with the VIN and hey can tell you if it has been done.
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