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Old 09-25-2009, 09:42 AM
 
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Thats true, I owned a Subaru in heavy snow mountains of Vermont. One morning I looked out at it in front of barn where I had foolishly left it and thought I better call a tow as snow was up over hood level.
On a whim I went to try to drive out knowning there was no way, but to my astonishment.WAY, that put pup pulled right out on the road without spinning a tire !

Of course, Subarus are expensive, some folks need a p/u and cant afford 2 vehicles etc.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: MD
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Yay for Subaru's. We own 2 of them and my husband sells them. They are great in the snow!!!!! I love mine and as long as I can afford to have one, I will. Very safe and practical and they aren't that expensive Wingfoot
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:26 PM
 
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Yay for Subaru's. We own 2 of them and my husband sells them. They are great in the snow!!!!! I love mine and as long as I can afford to have one, I will. Very safe and practical and they aren't that expensive Wingfoot
Twice as expensive as A small Nissan with 10mpg less is expensive to ME .
Your mileage may vary.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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My Subaru gets 30mpg on the highway and holds a ton of cargo.
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:09 AM
 
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My nissan gets 39 and holds as much as MY Sub did which never got over 26mpg.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:51 AM
 
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My '97 Subaru was dirt cheap to buy and gets about 30 mpg. It was ten years old with a ton of miles when I bought it, and needed some tlc. If you're handy, they're easy to work on.
They're about as good as it gets in the snow and ice. You have to be trying pretty hard to get one stuck. I haven't succeeded yet.

Nissan's are also excellent cars, and probably do get much better gas mileage, if you're talking about a Versa or something similar.
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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My nissan gets 39 and holds as much as MY Sub did which never got over 26mpg.
Sure it doesn't get MPG as high as other cars, but it is a PZEV.
I never had great reliability with Nissan. Subaru has unbeatable reliability IMO.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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My Outback lost its auto trans at 50 K, Sub was good about replacing it but one look at $5500 bill had me tradeing for my previous Sentra wich gave me 140K trouble free miles until I traded it.

I dont think there is any sig. difference between Oriental brands.
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I'm not sure why people post like this. hahaha My rear wheel drive vehicle was purchased in 1985, brand new. I've never had a problem. I've pushed snow over the hood and kept right on going. If you know what your doing, you can go. If you want to rely on your vehicle being smarter then you, then get an all wheel drive.
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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I'm not sure why people post like this. hahaha My rear wheel drive vehicle was purchased in 1985, brand new. I've never had a problem. I've pushed snow over the hood and kept right on going. If you know what your doing, you can go. If you want to rely on your vehicle being smarter then you, then get an all wheel drive.
-------"My rear wheel drive vehicle------"

IF you read the OP, you would have learned he was asking about a rear wheel drive pick up.


No way is a person going to---"push snow over the hood and keep right on going "-----witha rear wheel drive pick up unless he has chains on and has added a lot of weight in the box.
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