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Old 08-03-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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The really slow, oblivious drivers are usually old people in a Prius.
That's so funny. My ex husband drives a Prius and he says it's like a video game inside the cabin. The game is to see how much you can expand your MPG, and the slower you go, the less gas you use and you can see it all happening on the panels! "I got 70 MPG the other day!!" LOL!

Oh well, back to Suburau (the which is why the thread caught my eye and I live in California) I WANT ONE!

My Hubby and I love road trips and we have an '04 Hyundai Santa Fe 4 cylinder. It drives like a walrus on roller skates getting around town or up a hill.... "come on baby, you can do it, come on"... the plus side is that its been very reliable, comfy, and once it gets going for a long ride (with little or no hills) it's great! (and has a great stereo). Our other car is a little '02 Nissan Sentra, but we wouldn't dare drive it long distances, and I don't drive it in the rain, cause it likes to hydroplane! (good thing we don't live in the PNW!)

Anyway, we took a trip to Michigan a few years ago, specifically the Upper Peninsula. Flew into Green Bay and rented an '09 Outback, and it drove like a dream! Felt more like driving a car, but had the height to cruise right over the roadkill! It also drove on the smaller paths, and dirt roads real nice, and it actually accelerated! I really would like to get one and when we take a trip to Colorado we'll be the one's with the
California plates!
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I think everyone who really loves their car or suv have the same attitude in Colorado. I drive my dream car (Mercedes 500 ML) and I am sure I can be just as snobby as people are who drive a Subaru in Colorado or a Prius etc. People who dive them ask me how much gas mileage I get thinking they will get at me and my response always is you don't buy the kind of car I have for its gas mileage so obviously that was not high on my list of requirements.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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I live in Ashland, Oregon. The liberals tend to drive Subarus and Jeeps. The snobs drive Range Rovers.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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I live in Ashland, Oregon. The liberals tend to drive Subarus and Jeeps. The snobs drive Range Rovers.
Around here the snobs drive G-wagons. I've always wanted an old Range Rover. Years ago, I worked with a biology professor who drove a '70s RR, and it was fantastic. He hauled all sorts of outdoor equipment, samples, etc. in that thing. Used a hose to wash it out after coming back from the field. If I ever find one in good condition for sale, I'm buying it.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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I live in Ashland, Oregon. The liberals tend to drive Subarus and Jeeps. The snobs drive Range Rovers.
I guess the snobs don't read Consumer Reports. The Range Rover/Land Rover is consistently ranked one of the worst cars in existence in terms of reliability.

BTW, I laughed when I read the title of this thread. It's like saying Ford Escort snobbery.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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Dang! I go have a few beers with a buddy and tell him I was thinking about buying a Subaru. He immediately puts his finger on his nose and points his face up. I decide to post a simple question on this forum because I am new to Denver.

Never thought folks from all over the country would respond for 6 pages +...but thank you.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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I have to admit that Range Rovers look cool but my mechanic said " stay away" unless you want to own a money pit.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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there are three types of people who drive Subaru:

1) Rally / performance enthusiasts - those who drive Impreza WRX and STI, with all the upgrades, bells and whistles. these are mostly the ones who you would call snobs because they live and breath Subarus and its track-ready all wheel drive system + powerful boxer engines.

2) Gays and allies -- those who drive Foresters. enough said. They are a niche crowd on their own, who cannot afford a Volvo . I doubt they can be considered snobs.

3) Folks who like reliability, utility and maintenance cost of a Subaru, coupled with AWD for winter / mountain driving (Legacy, Outback and Impreza 2.5i drivers). They are your average low key jeans and fleece jacket, outdoorsy type of people. some are environmentalists because Subaru manufacturing plants are green. hardly snobs, but appreciate their cars for what they are...
Nonsense again regarding the Forester. I see every kind of person imaginable driving Foresters in NH from old, young, straight, gay, different ethniticites, etc. When I was shopping the used car market I couldn't find any decent Legacy or Impreza models that were priced well with lower miles and in good condition. I bought in 04 Forester XS with the upgraded package that included the enormous sunroof, 16'' wheels, heated seats, color keyed bumpers, fog lights, etc. I think it's a pretty good car overall. Also, it is one of Consumer Reports most recommended vehicles so I'm pretty confident people of all types buy them.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Plymouth, MN
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I went to Denver and holy f*** the amount of Subarus I saw was unreal. I literally would see at least 3 at an intersection during a red light. I stood outside of a restaurant for 10 minutes waiting for the rest of us to show up and I saw 41 Subarus pass by on the main road. I counted every one of them. If I ever live there then I'm getting a Mitsubishi Evo lol.
not many people can afford a $40K car, even though it is probably worth every penny.

I do like the agressive exterior of the Evo X, but the interior is cheeply made -- I'd be hesitant to prefer it over a new STI.

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Nonsense again regarding the Forester. I see every kind of person imaginable driving Foresters in NH from old, young, straight, gay, different ethniticites, etc. When I was shopping the used car market I couldn't find any decent Legacy or Impreza models that were priced well with lower miles and in good condition. I bought in 04 Forester XS with the upgraded package that included the enormous sunroof, 16'' wheels, heated seats, color keyed bumpers, fog lights, etc. I think it's a pretty good car overall. Also, it is one of Consumer Reports most recommended vehicles so I'm pretty confident people of all types buy them.
yes, my friend, this is the general problem with generalizations -- there will always be someone who does not fit the stereotype. not a big deal.
that said, they aren't called Lesbaru for a reason. I would worry only if you were a woman driving a Forester .

just like in case of a man driving a mini cooper - 90% chance they are gay.

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Old 08-06-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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Have a 4x4 Toyota Tacoma & it is over kill on the front range! I leave it in 2wd 99% of the time. Actually get excited if I wake up and have to use 4wd. Little different story in the mountains. A FWD on the front range is all you need. If it's that bad take a snow day or two from work..................Most companies will shut down anyway. Coors does.
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