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post #61 of 73
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How is everyone missing that it has a 6-spd manual in the base model?  That's one more gear than last year's manual tranmission. 

 


No one missed the fact that there will be a 6 speed stick, it was brought up numerous times in the thread. 

post #62 of 73

Is that the same six speed from the STi?  If so and the cooling was adequate, seems like it wouldn't be too hard to bolt on a turbo, toss in a chip and boost that puppy up to 350+hp.

 

That would make it a bit more palatable =)

 

'Spose you'd want to upgrade tires and brakes too.

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Is that the same six speed from the STi?  If so and the cooling was adequate, seems like it wouldn't be too hard to bolt on a turbo, toss in a chip and boost that puppy up to 350+hp.

 

That would make it a bit more palatable =)

 

'Spose you'd want to upgrade tires and brakes too.

That would be necessary for you!

post #64 of 73
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Is that the same six speed from the STi?  If so and the cooling was adequate, seems like it wouldn't be too hard to bolt on a turbo, toss in a chip and boost that puppy up to 350+hp.

 

That would make it a bit more palatable =)

 

'Spose you'd want to upgrade tires and brakes too.

and the suspension, seats, audio...

post #65 of 73

 

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That would be necessary for you!


What are you talking about?  I rarely use the brakes =)

post #66 of 73
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What are you talking about?  I rarely use the brakes =)


Using your brakes (akin to turning on skis) only show weakness. 

post #67 of 73

 

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Using your brakes (akin to turning on skis) only show weakness. 


Yeah, plus... throwing 'em sideways takes a bit more skill and commitment in a car =)

post #68 of 73

brakes?!!  Oh is that what the middle pedal is for.  I thought that the way to stop was to make a turn and then go uphill.  Oh.. I see you are now talking about driving - lol. 

post #69 of 73

 

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No one missed the fact that there will be a 6 speed stick, it was brought up numerous times in the thread. 


I keep seeing posts like this, which is what prompted my subsequent remark:

 

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And no manual transmission? What is the world coming to?

 

post #70 of 73

A timely thread here. My 2005 Nissan Murano end of lease is April 28.  I am preparing to turn the car in since the residual is $18,675.  Its been a really nice car and competent in snow.  I have enjoyed the ride comfort and size.  I test drove a new Forester and it was pretty nice.  Definitely had a different feel to it with the turbo 4 cyl, it clearly reved higher and made more noise than the Murano, but had acceptable head and hip room.  The 2009 Outback felt cramped to me and the Legacy was a non-starter due to lack of headroom.  The new Outback sounds like a good fit, and better with the 6-cyl engine. 

 

I'll be honest, I wanted to buy an American car, but a trip to the various flavors of GM turned up nothing at all competitive, and the Ford selections made me want to Escape.  I had a Kia Sportage as a rental last week, and holy $#!* it felt like I was in a Jeep again!

 

I have less than two weeks to figure out what car I want, or just accept my default transportation is the motorcycle.

post #71 of 73

One of the best things about my '05 Outback is my license plate:

 

 

 

My husband just got an '09 Forester, so now we're a two Subie family. A nice car!

post #72 of 73

 

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A timely thread here. My 2005 Nissan Murano end of lease is April 28.  I am preparing to turn the car in since the residual is $18,675.  Its been a really nice car and competent in snow.  I have enjoyed the ride comfort and size.  I test drove a new Forester and it was pretty nice.  Definitely had a different feel to it with the turbo 4 cyl, it clearly reved higher and made more noise than the Murano, but had acceptable head and hip room.  The 2009 Outback felt cramped to me and the Legacy was a non-starter due to lack of headroom.  The new Outback sounds like a good fit, and better with the 6-cyl engine. 

 

I'll be honest, I wanted to buy an American car, but a trip to the various flavors of GM turned up nothing at all competitive, and the Ford selections made me want to Escape.  I had a Kia Sportage as a rental last week, and holy $#!* it felt like I was in a Jeep again!

 

I have less than two weeks to figure out what car I want, or just accept my default transportation is the motorcycle.


Look at VW Passat wagon, about 30K, German engineering blah blah. Its not BMW but a cheap version of Audi so you get the picture. Next year I will be getting one of those German wagons or I will go back to X5. I would consider Oatback but I do not want stick (had them for 15 years) and the 5 speed automatic is ....well a 5 speed.

 

Forget it, only German cars are allowed to park in my garage.

 

J.

 

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post #73 of 73

 

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I'll be honest, I wanted to buy an American car, but a trip to the various flavors of GM turned up nothing at all competitive, and the Ford selections made me want to Escape.  I had a Kia Sportage as a rental last week, and holy $#!* it felt like I was in a Jeep again!

 

I have less than two weeks to figure out what car I want, or just accept my default transportation is the motorcycle.


May through Sept is just perfect for default M/C transport....unless of course it's a harley, no excuse for that

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