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Old 06-11-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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After driving both I can attest that the 270+ HP Toyota V6 is quite powerful compared to the 170 HP Subaru motor.
I could attest to that without having to drive either.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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Subaru needs to get with the times and update the interior and features of their cars. They are just so cheap looking inside, even on their Limited models.

The Forester still has a 4 speed automatic. They need to offer turbo engines on all of their cars, with both automatic and manual. Can't get a Legacy GT with an automatic. Can't get a Forester XT with a manual. Can't get a turbo in the Outback period anymore.

The 2.5i makes 170HP, which is weak in today's standards. Most others are using GDI to get over 200HP and better fuel economy.

The Legacy GT requires premium fuel, which is not needed in modern turbo charged engines.
Just an fyi, the Legacy GT has been discontinued.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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Is it "unpossible" that a 270 HP motor uses nearly the same amount of fuel as a 170 HP motor?
OMG, that is too funny...you get my reputation point for the day...
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: WNC
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Is it "unpossible" that a 270 HP motor uses nearly the same amount of fuel as a 170 HP motor?
Welcome to the internet!
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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Agreed. The new ones are just so oversized that they aren't appealing. I actually like the older ones 01-04? that were two tone with the body cladding. I'm sure I'm in the minority on that though.
I like the 01-04 generation of Outbacks too. I have a 2001 Outback, 135k on it.

It's my 3rd Subaru. My previous two were 1991 Legacy wagons (had one, let it go with an ex-h, then got another) they were great great cars! I am a Subaru fan. I have nothing against Hondas either. Good vehicles all. I like the older ones better than the newer ones though.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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Just an fyi, the Legacy GT has been discontinued.
For 2013, yes. I don't think they did enough to distinguish it from the other Legacys in the line up, nor was it really promoted at all.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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The Rav 4 V6 has 270HP motor

Not where I live . The Forester XT on the other hand will do a LOT better at altitude than the V6 Rav.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:01 PM
 
Location: IN
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Not where I live . The Forester XT on the other hand will do a LOT better at altitude than the V6 Rav.
Turbo powered Subaru's are very nice minus the bigger fuel economy penalty...

On another note it would have been interesting if Volvo had made the 740 and 760 turbo series AWD in the 1980s. That would have been a great combination.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Not where I live . The Forester XT on the other hand will do a LOT better at altitude than the V6 Rav.
Both with CA specs do well on high altitude, although this guy may have had the wrong Subaru:
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...n-roads-98314/

That said, we do have a few little mountains in Alaska

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