Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Lexington, KY
Car: 2017 Outback Limited 2.5, Twilight Blue/Ivory, Eyesight. Also 1995 BMW 525i with 240,000 miles
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It's been an interesting adventure for me. I bought my 2015 OB new in the Fall of 2014 with the anticipation of trading this fall. (As an empty nester nearing retirement, I was finally hoping to start getting a new car every couple of years.) I really like my OB, but have always thought it just a smidge too big for my taste.
Earlier this summer I almost bought a Forester XT but the dealer thought I was so smitten with the car that he thought he could get away with some classic car sales trickery. I walked. I then test drove some other cars and found some pretty spectacular deals on the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio. What a fantastic drive! I almost leased one of those but found it hard to find one equipped the way I wanted. (Typical of this class of cars that having all the desired safety tech also means you're buying a bunch of other expensive options you don't want.)
Then, I took a couple of long road trips this summer and rediscovered what a wonderful road cruiser the Outback is. Yes, it'd be nice to have a Forester-sized car for around town, but the Outback's longer wheel base makes it a great highway car.
So, I've got a perfectly good OB that is running great. I've decided I'll simply wait until the Gen 6 OB is out next year and then see whether I want to downsize a tiche or stick with the Outback. It's nice not to have to rush these things.
I am also interested in the Gen 6 Outback. However, It will be a car with a new body, new technology, possibly new engines. I prefer to wait a year on a new model for fixes and improvements. 2021 looks like the year.
Russell Casey, 2017 Outback Limited 2.5, Twilight Blue/Ivory with Eyesight. Build date: 7/19/16. Purchased 8/5/16 in USA. Currently about 22,000 miles.
Added LED backup, cargo, door courtesy lights and Lamin-X yellow film on LED fog lights. Nushield Dayvue antiglare screen, Soundproofed front/rear doors, floorboard, cargo floor, tailgate, cowl area & all wheel wells. 7/70 zero gold warranty
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