My name is Will and I live in Billings, MT, though I am frequently in Missoula as well. My current car is a 2007 Chrysler 300C that has been nothing short of wonderful. I tore the motor apart a couple years back and rebuilt it to a very stout 400+rwhp. A higher stall torque converter and a 150 shot of nitrous are going in around late May. I love the car to pieces, but having all that power going to the rear tires is problematic in Montana for a very large portion of the year.
Hello Subaru! I've always liked Outbacks, they're the unparalleled vehicle of choice in Missoula particularly. I saw 2013 OB's will have a revised engine/suspension and I happen to like the larger fog lights (reminds me of earlier models). So I'm definitely going to hold off until the new models are hitting the lots.
The only things I'm stuck on are the CVT or the 6-speed. It'll make the difference between getting a 2.5i Limited or Premium. I like having the ability to row my own gears, but I like the added efficiency and -presumably- lower cruising RPM of the CVT (I'm on the interstate quite a bit). I also know that the AWD system between the two is different but I don't know really how. And it could probably be debated forever between which is better. If you have an opinion, let me hear it!
Last issue, that new XV Crosstrek looks awesome. Orange and everything. Really liking it. It may be too small though, so when it comes time to buy I'll be testing the snot out of both cars haha.
Anyway, that's all for me! Thanks and I'm glad to be on board!