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For those that like to wax poetically about numbers and math.....
How much is a Mississippi worth to you?

The 36r will go from 0-60 about two seconds faster than a 2.5i. That's 2 Mississippi's

A 36r would cost about $7,000 more than my 2.5 premium as I have it configured. ($29,940 vs 37,335 msrp)

Is a Mississippi worth $3,500 y'all?

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Absolutely. Has been for 14 years now, this car anyway.

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Grey Poupon is adequate but all 3.6 owners who are truly au courant have mustard from Meaux. Per Sur la Table, "Gourmet French mustard fit for a king. With a robust grain and delicious, slightly nutty flavor, this all-natural mustard is the choice of professional chefs and fine restaurants worldwide." Needless to say, this mustard is also the choice of au courant 3.6 owners everywhere. :-)
Pommery Moutard de Meaux!

I use it all the time. It's a staple in my kitchen for sauces and salad dressings.

I'm incensed that Patrikman is contaminating a perfectly good 3.6R thread with bratwurst references.

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For those that like to wax poetically about numbers and math.....
How much is a Mississippi worth to you?

The 36r will go from 0-60 about two seconds faster than a 2.5i. That's 2 Mississippi's

A 36r would cost about $7,000 more than my 2.5 premium as I have it configured. ($29,940 vs 37,335 msrp)

Is a Mississippi worth $3,500 y'all?

https://www.0-60specs.com/subaru-outback-0-60-times/

It's not about the Mississippi.


I haven't floored my 3.6R from a stop (or anywhere else for that matter,) because it's simply not the way I drive. I didn't select the 3.6 to drag race at red lights, I selected it because I wanted an extra measure of power if I ever needed it. I like the response I get from the 3.6 with its HCVT when I need to pass someone or move out of the way or whatever. It's smooth, elegant power and I like having that on tap when needed.

@GeoffD It's Moutarde, there's an e at the end in French. Come'on, you know I had to point it out; stop waving red capes in front of me.


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Not a problem at all. The 2.5 gets up into the mountains and steep snow covered access roads with ease. No need for a 3.6 at all. Most of the ski/board equipment reps are typically provided with Subaru Outbacks 2.5's as the company car because it is so capable.
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For those that like to wax poetically about numbers and math.....
How much is a Mississippi worth to you?

The 36r will go from 0-60 about two seconds faster than a 2.5i. That's 2 Mississippi's

A 36r would cost about $7,000 more than my 2.5 premium as I have it configured. ($29,940 vs 37,335 msrp)

Is a Mississippi worth $3,500 y'all?

https://www.0-60specs.com/subaru-outback-0-60-times/
Premium or Limited? Hypothetically then: What would you pay for a 6? If you don't want one at all then your earlier justification is just weird.
Reminds me of an old story. Man asks women if she would make love to him for a Million dollars. She says "you bet". So he says how about $10. She says "what kind of girl do you think I am" he says "we have already determined that, now we are just negotiating on the price."
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For those that like to wax poetically about numbers and math.....
How much is a Mississippi worth to you?

The 36r will go from 0-60 about two seconds faster than a 2.5i. That's 2 Mississippi's

A 36r would cost about $7,000 more than my 2.5 premium as I have it configured. ($29,940 vs 37,335 msrp)

Is a Mississippi worth $3,500 y'all?

https://www.0-60specs.com/subaru-outback-0-60-times/
That's not really an apples to apples comparison. Options, extras and features are quite different. Whether such is "worth it" is highly subjective. For us, it was as even a 3.6 in loaded trim is a fairly inexpensive as cars go.
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That applies to all of us.
The first part - I am with you
The second part - no, absolutely not
Mature and intelligent people don't need to rationalize their decisions.

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It's entirely up to the individual whether the small performance gain is worth the cost. (...)
2 seconds faster to 60 is more than a "small performance gain"
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A heck of a lot less expensive than the usually German Cruisers I am use to, in fact I bought two Subarus for less than one German. The 3.6R is one of the best kept secrets and a fantastic deal that money can buy.


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I've owned 30- 40 cars in my lifetime. The best (IMHO) were V8s, fast & smooth. If the OB came with a V8 I'd be first on line! LOL

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We all have our opinions of course and to me a 2 second difference between 0-60 times is significant regardless of what vehicle it is. I kind of look at it like this:

>10 sec. = slow
7-10 sec. = reasonably quick for a daily driver
5-7 sec. = fast
3-5 sec. = very fast
<3 sec. = wear diapers

Just my opinion, no science behind it.


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