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Thereís something to be said about making do with what youíve got.

Whether itís turning lemons into lemonade or using a wrench to hammer some nails, getting that end result is the ultimate goal. And when youíre at a disadvantage or have limitations to deal with, you have to be clever to deliver.

And while the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek isnít handicapped in any way, it still packs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine with 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. Itís a perfectly adequate engine for everyday commuting, but when youíre sitting at the bottom of a 72 percent grade uphill climb, a few doubts will creep into your mind.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 04:37 PM
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Puzzled why they don't offer the Forester 2.0 turbo, as there's no way I'd look at this with the basic 2.


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We picked up our 2018 Crosstrek Ltd. last week and can report that it's very impressive............actually slightly more quiet than my 2015 Outback LTD so I expect the 2019 Outback (Gen 6) will be even more impressive as built on the new platform......I'm glad that I have the larger seats in my Outback due to my height BUT, otherwise, I'm sort of envious.

The interior quality is MUCH more obvious than the 2014-2017 models and the ride is supple to the point where it also is almost equal to my Outback........btw, the head unit sounds MUCH better than the HK in my Limited car.........much better response to inputs, instantaneous compared to my car's even though I got NAV............my only mistake was to not get Eyesight.........but I'll remedy that when I trade up to the Gen 6 model.

Only have several hundred miles on her so far BUT, at this point, we love the car. It portends great things for the other Subaru cars that move to the new architecture.......

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Sidenote for @toysbyus : 6th Gen Outback with be a 2020 model.


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I wants one a lot, it looks like a very nice improvement over the 1st gen Crosstrek. But I REALLY like not having a car payment.

Rather torn between a Gen 3 or a Crosstrek to replace whatever vehicle gives up first.

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Nice review toysbyus, thanks. I'm not thinking of expanding my lease any soon, but my buddy from spam got really fired up to get this model. I'll ask him for a test drive when he gets and I'll post some feedback as well.
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Nice review toysbyus, thanks. I'm not thinking of expanding my lease any soon, but my buddy from spam got really fired up to get this model. I'll ask him for a test drive when he gets and I'll post some feedback as well.
When will you stop being a troll for this leasing company? Do you get paid by the post?

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Looking at getting rid of our 16 RAV...down to two choices...this and the yet to be released CX5 Diesel. I am now driving almost 200km a day for work and the OB mileage is decent but I want better. After the mileage we got with the old TDI...temptation for another oil burner here is huge! Time to do a little research...

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Looking at getting rid of our 16 RAV...down to two choices...this and the yet to be released CX5 Diesel. I am now driving almost 200km a day for work and the OB mileage is decent but I want better. After the mileage we got with the old TDI...temptation for another oil burner here is huge! Time to do a little research...
Drive the CT you will very surprised how refined it is on the new SGP
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Drive the CT you will very surprised how refined it is on the new SGP
I plan on it...have sat in the new CT but it was a base model standard...sales guy will call me when they get an auto in...

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what is the comparison to vw golf alltrack with crosstrek?

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