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Old 12-31-2018, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Durham
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Wife's Sienna minivan is getting ragged & we're thinking of some type of late model SUV.

She likes Honda CRV, I like Subaru Forester. We haven't looked hard yet.

What do any of you have or like?
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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The Volkswagen Tiguan or a Volkswagen Atlas, if you really need the extra seats and cargo capacity.
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Wife's Sienna minivan is getting ragged & we're thinking of some type of late model SUV.

She likes Honda CRV, I like Subaru Forester. We haven't looked hard yet.

What do any of you have or like?

Complete a mission profile. Determine what your needs are. Everyone's is different. Between the two, I'd go with the Forester because of its superior AWD system. You might not need AWD, so the CRV might be a better choice. If mpg is a concern, they both get 33 mpg in AWD configuration. The Honda is turbocharged while the Forester is normally aspirated. Lots of new technology on both for 2019. Either one will be fine. It's just a matter of which you like better. My wife has a 2018 Outback Touring and she really loves its winter driving capabilities. The Forester will handle similarly.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Durham
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Complete a mission profile. Determine what your needs are. Everyone's is different. Between the two, I'd go with the Forester because of its superior AWD system. You might not need AWD, so the CRV might be a better choice. If mpg is a concern, they both get 33 mpg in AWD configuration. The Honda is turbocharged while the Forester is normally aspirated. Lots of new technology on both for 2019. Either one will be fine. It's just a matter of which you like better. My wife has a 2018 Outback Touring and she really loves its winter driving capabilities. The Forester will handle similarly.
We've looked a bit the last day or 2. May be leaning to Forester, as AWD seems to jack the price of a CRV way up. Forester starts higher but AWD is standard. Wife needs AWD for work on bad days, the little we have them here.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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4runner. You can't kill them.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Durham
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We've decided on a 2017 Forester. Gave a deposit today and will get it tomorrow.

Dealer pressuring us to buy a warranty that will cover most of the electronics. Cost is about $2400. Pretty high but no doubt a camera or other items would cost a fortune to replace.

Should we buy it?
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Is the warranty a Subaru warranty or a third-party warranty? $2400 would cover a good number of repairs, especially as the car should still be under the original factory warranty, assuming the mileage is under original factory warranty as it's within the three year period, but could be over 36k miles. If it's the Subaru extended service contract, that would have some merit, but third-party, I'd just bank an extra $2400 in the event of an electronics issue. Powertrain is covered 5yr/60k with Subaru, so still likely under warranty.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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We've decided on a 2017 Forester. Gave a deposit today and will get it tomorrow.

Dealer pressuring us to buy a warranty that will cover most of the electronics. Cost is about $2400. Pretty high but no doubt a camera or other items would cost a fortune to replace.

Should we buy it?
The car comes with a manufacturer's warranty. Why would you shell out an additional $2.4K??

I bet the commish on that is huge.

Tell 'em to pound sand.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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AWD necessary in North Carolina.

Meanwhile people are driving their Priuses around in Vermont just fine.




In all seriousness the Forester is a nice vehicle. Enjoy it!
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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If you want an extended warranty just buy your own, no need to pay a dealer markup on one.
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