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Hello, am new here and will get the Outback in a year or so

Hello Everyone,

Am new here and just wanted to say hi as a new member. Have been waiting for the 2020 Outback and after seeing it revealed at the NY Auto Show, it's a keeper. So, will be lurking here to see what those who first get it have to say. Initially I had hoped to make about a 60% downpayment by the end of this year but just finished paying taxes (am in the US) and ended paying back to the government way more money than I had anticipated, sigh.

I think at this juncture I might wait for the 2022 to get mine. Currently I own a crosstrek (2015) and have been on crosstrek forums for a few years now. But what a great looking ride the new OB is...and now it comes with a turbo.

Best wishes to you all.

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Welcome!

One thing history has generally taught us about cars and their new model series is that the first year out of a new series almost always gets a few bugs that need to be worked out. And by the third year, they are generally worked out and pretty solid.

And the usual caution needs to be observed here: past performance is not always a reliable predictor of future future performance. But that's the way to bet.

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I purchased my Gen 5 the winter it came out in 2015.
There were little bugs, but nothing major.
I waited a few months after the model came out, so the goofy transition bugs were all worked out.
New tools, new parts bins, new ways of attaching things, etc...
As for the core build quality, I'd trust Subaru. I DID trust them, LOL!
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Thanks for chiming in good people. Yes, when I got my '15 crosstrek, there were slight bugs as well, primarily a wobble or shudder upon slow acceleration that disappears above 15-20mph. Sadly it appears that at this time, the verdict is that our CV axles don't last too long, especially if one goes off highway often.

Can't wait to get my OB. Best wishes everyone.
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Hello Everyone,
Am new here and just wanted to say hi as a new member. Have been waiting for the 2020 Outback and after seeing it revealed at the NY Auto Show, it's a keeper. So, will be lurking here to see what those who first get it have to say. Initially I had hoped to make about a 60% downpayment by the end of this year but just finished paying taxes (am in the US) and ended paying back to the government way more money than I had anticipated, sigh.
I think at this juncture I might wait for the 2022 to get mine. Currently I own a crosstrek (2015) and have been on crosstrek forums for a few years now. But what a great looking ride the new OB is...and now it comes with a turbo.
Best wishes to you all.
Jack
Seeing how many "bugs" people have dealt with in the last couple years on the OBs (end of the cycle), and my 2013 (not a redesign) had plenty of little issues, and some large ones from a week after driving it off the lot, I just dont see enough difference between redesigns and later year versions. I will be getting a 2020, probably towards end of this year. I'm excited about it.

Your tax story is the common story it seems this year - a lot of people - including myself - owing when they were used to getting refunds. So much for that "cut" eh? I have to change my with-holdings with my spouse for the first time in years. Cant even remember the last time I owed at tax time till this year.

But I guess we were warned...
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...hholding-trump

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyph.../#77f98a205f0f

I will NOT be putting anything close to 60% down. haha.
Welcome to the board. Ive been here since my first 2003 OB, generally, a nice bunch of very helpful people.
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