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Old 07-14-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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-1 Jeep ...+1 Subaru.

After my wife and I found out she was pregnant we decided that we needed to do something as far as a "family" vehicle. One of the jeeps had to go. The TJ is basically my to and from work, around town jaunts, weekend warrior. I don't owe anything on it, and it would make no sense to get rid of it....that puts the 2008 JKUR on the chopping block.

I had the JKUR for just about 3 years, and after the first year I really didn't like it anymore. The motor was a turd, the transmission was an even bigger turd, and it burned an insane amount of oil. It was pretty damn good on the trails though. I wheeled the crap out of it a few times at RC on some of there harder blue and black trails. I was impressed with it in basically stock form besides a 2" budget boost.

So, after some discussion about what we were looking for we eventually decided on the Subaru Outback. She hated it at first, she actually cringed when I first brought it up, thinking that I was about to buy some weird station wagon, lol. I showed her pictures online and she warmed up a little. Then we starting noticing them on the street and she was even more intrigued. The deal was sealed when we finally went to a dealer to see them in person and drive them. We both loved it. After a few weeks, two dealers, and a crap load of phone calls we found an Outback exactly the way we wanted it.

2013, 2.5l, dark grey, black interior, and the all weather package that includes, heated seats, heated side mirrors, auto dimming rearview with compass, all weather floor mats and cargo mat, fog lights, rear bumper protector.



I kind of miss the JKUR a little but the issues it had were just a bit dissapointing. But so far I really like this Subaru. Its a lease so it will only be around for 3 years unless I really just can't give it up. Then I'll have to look into buying out the lease.


Anyone else own a Subaru?
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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I dont own but have always liked them. I hear the all wheel drive systems are amazing. I had a friend that had an STI and he really liked it. At least your not jeepless, lol.

A couple years ago I traded my 08 JK Sport for a Jetta tdi because I got a new job and had one hell of a commute. It wasnt long before I was on the hunt for another wrangler and ended up with my YJ I have now. Cant see myself not having one.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:50 PM   #3
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One day I would like to own a Subaru imprezza WRX!
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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I have owned 3 subbys and still have an 02 outback with over 175,000 miles. Great cars that keep on going. They have had a problem with cylinder head gaskets but beyond that they just go and go.
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My wrx is for sale! I'm going to miss her... Such a amazing car
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:36 PM   #6
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here she is
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here she is
If I had the money.... Beautiful car.
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here she is
Very nice!
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:05 PM   #9
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my sister drive a 08 impreza 2.5i. She bought it brand new, its got just over 60k on it now and it has been a great car and not caused her any problems. It gets about 28mpg and is fun to drive with the 5 speed m/t. If i needed a economical family vehicle that was good in the snow it would be about the only thing on my list. Hers is the same dark metallic grey as yours and i really like the color. Enjoy it and congrats on the baby.
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Great car! Made in Lafayette Indiana, USA!!!
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:33 AM   #11
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welcome to the subie family....the wife an I are talking about kids in the near future so she traded her chevy cobalt in on a 2013 outback with all of the same options as yours! Luckily I planned ahead and went with the 2007 JKU with FOUR doors so I don't have to give it up as quickly when we have kids
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:49 PM   #12
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My brother has a Subaru (WRX, I think). He had a bad accident in it that may or may not have involved an airborn roll, but definitely involved one on the ground. He walked away with no injuries. There was another Subaru owner who bought a Jeep after a bad accident in one, but because of the Subaru him and his wife were in good condition after the accident. Very safe vehicle.
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