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Unread 02-17-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
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Out with the '04 Forester.
In with the '12 Legacy.

Sadly, the Forester was developing trans problems and the dreaded head gasket leak that plagued the early '00s 2.5l boxers. Plus, the mpg was tanking (don't know why) and it just never delivered the room and comfort on longer trips that we needed for a family of 4.
The dealer made us a great deal on the 2012 w/ 3800 miles on it and gave us almost $5k on the Forester, so it's their baby now and I'm sure they'll fix it up right for the next owners.
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Unread 04-19-2014, 10:02 PM   #2
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So this is two months old... But nice score, Dave! I'm loving it! How's it been treating you?
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The car has been great. Tons of room in the front and rear seats, lots of room in the trunk and we're getting about 25mpg average and that's with the Subaru roof cross-bars and Yakima bike racks installed.
I'm very pleased that we made the trade.
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The car has been great. Tons of room in the front and rear seats, lots of room in the trunk and we're getting about 25mpg average and that's with the Subaru roof cross-bars and Yakima bike racks installed. I'm very pleased that we made the trade.
Fantastic! Does it have the good old Subaru pep?
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It's pepper enough for having a CVT. The big issue I have with those 'single speed transmissions' is that they make a vehicle feel and sound like they're not really accelerating, but I can look down at the speedo and be at 60mph pretty quickly.
The benefit of the more modern CVT is fuel economy. This Legacy gets an average of 25 and a high of 31mpg.
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Excellent. It's reviews like this (and that I never hear a bad review) about Subarus that continue to make me think I should grab a Subaru whenever I get my next vehicle. Glad to hear it's doing well for you, Dave! I haven't had much experience with CVT's except for a rental car I got the other month for a few days, but I wasn't impressed. I'm just a manual transmission guy, I guess.
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I would have preferred a manual and so would my wife, but it wasn't available and on the off chance that one of our kids would have to drive it, they're near clueless on a stick shift. They've both been taught how to drive one, but have no desire to continue to do so. Oh well...
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