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We now have 2 Subaru 3.6R's in our family. My car is the 2017 Outback Limited 3.6R that we bought back in March 2017 and my wife now drives a 2018 Legacy 3.6R. I love the 2018 enhancements on the Legacy (and no issues so far with the head unit). We are ready if Winter ever decides to make an appearance along Colorado's Front Range.
 

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Congratulations on your status. We bought a 3.6 OB new in 2015 with eyesight and just before Christmas we bought a used 2016 2.5 OB. I'll continue to add to the mileage on the 2015 (now over 200,000 km) and my wife will start with the 2016 only at 46,000km. We have "twins" in the driveway.
BTW 2015 is on its 3rd windshield, new wheel bearings all around and brakes replaced from normal wear. I change the oil every 2 months ( roughly every 10,000 km). As for the 2016, base head unit was replaced under warranty last week. We agree that we cannot live without eyesight feature ever again.
 

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Congratulations on your status. We bought a 3.6 OB new in 2015 with eyesight and just before Christmas we bought a used 2016 2.5 OB. I'll continue to add to the mileage on the 2015 (now over 200,000 km) and my wife will start with the 2016 only at 46,000km. We have "twins" in the driveway.
BTW 2015 is on its 3rd windshield, new wheel bearings all around and brakes replaced from normal wear. I change the oil every 2 months ( roughly every 10,000 km). As for the 2016, base head unit was replaced under warranty last week. We agree that we cannot live without eyesight feature ever again.

Wow thats awesome information to know! Any other maintenance issues? Did you think the cost was reasonable for the wheel bearings or not? Also did you have the Subaru Gold-Plus extended warranty? If so did it cover them?
 

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Congratulations. In 2016, my Wife and I both bought new Subaru’s. Her’s is a Legacy Limited and mine is a Limited Outback. We love our Subaru’s.



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Two subie family here too! GF's 2014 Forester and my 2017 Outback. Some days I wished I splurged on the 3.6R, but it just didnt feel that much faster for $3k more.

The GF bought her subie at the same time I bought a 2014 VW GTI and she has not had a single problem on her car and I had nothing but problems with the GTI. Now we both own subies!

 

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Congratulations on your status. We bought a 3.6 OB new in 2015 with eyesight and just before Christmas we bought a used 2016 2.5 OB. I'll continue to add to the mileage on the 2015 (now over 200,000 km) and my wife will start with the 2016 only at 46,000km. We have "twins" in the driveway.
BTW 2015 is on its 3rd windshield, new wheel bearings all around and brakes replaced from normal wear. I change the oil every 2 months ( roughly every 10,000 km). As for the 2016, base head unit was replaced under warranty last week. We agree that we cannot live without eyesight feature ever again.
Wow! I only have 39,000 miles on my 2015 3.6 with the US Limited + moonroof/eyesight option package. Other than the usual recall/warranty work they all had, the dealer has only done oil changes and a rear wiper blade. I've been doing cabin air filter and engine air filter myself. I'd be really happy to only ever see wheel bearings, brakes a couple times, and a windshield or two in 125,000 miles. 7 or 8 years/125,000 miles is kind of my upper limit owning any car since Vermont road salt will force me to get rid of it.
 

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The GF bought her subie at the same time I bought a 2014 VW GTI and she has not had a single problem on her car and I had nothing but problems with the GTI. Now we both own subies!

We were a two subie family, I sold mine to buy a GTI. I hope my VW experience is better than yours.
 

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We were a two subie family, I sold mine to buy a GTI. I hope my VW experience is better than yours.
I had a 2001 Brazilian GTI I put 142,000 miles on with minimal issues. I had one $700 repair to some turbo plumbing at 105,000 miles. I had a 2007 German GTI special edition I put 100,000 miles on with no issues at all other than ice build-up in the door jams from the drains under the windshield destroying the leading edge of the door skins. A design flaw if the car winters outdoors in a severe winter climate like Vermont. VW fixed it once and installed some rubber gaskets according to a TSB but that didn't solve the problem.

I'm not sure how the new ones behave on 87 octane fuel. Mine were total dogs. The fuel cost of 91 octane with the 2018 price spread between 87 and 91 will add up over the life of the car. "Must run on 87" was a must-have when I was car shopping.
 

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We were a two subie family, I sold mine to buy a GTI. I hope my VW experience is better than yours.
Please tell me you bought a MK7 and not a MK6 like mine lol. It was a love hate relationship with it, but I just couldnt justify spending anymore money on it.

I had a 2001 Brazilian GTI I put 142,000 miles on with minimal issues. I had one $700 repair to some turbo plumbing at 105,000 miles. I had a 2007 German GTI special edition I put 100,000 miles on with no issues at all other than ice build-up in the door jams from the drains under the windshield destroying the leading edge of the door skins. A design flaw if the car winters outdoors in a severe winter climate like Vermont. VW fixed it once and installed some rubber gaskets according to a TSB but that didn't solve the problem.

I'm not sure how the new ones behave on 87 octane fuel. Mine were total dogs. The fuel cost of 91 octane with the 2018 price spread between 87 and 91 will add up over the life of the car. "Must run on 87" was a must-have when I was car shopping.
Sounds like you had a MK5 GTI, the MK6's were plagued with issues. Water pumps failing, sub-frames shifting under load, coil pack failures, electrical issues, clutch slippage (mostly due to stage 1 tune), and carbon buildup are the issues I dealt with. I ultimately sold it when it needed $800 carbon cleaning before 100k miles.

Also I only ran 93 octane in the car, it was a fun car though.

 

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Congratulations. In 2016, my Wife and I both bought new Subaru’s. Her’s is a Legacy Limited and mine is a Limited Outback. We love our Subaru’s.



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Good choice of color for your Outback! We love our Tungsten Outback. Funny thing- I don't care for Tungsten on the Legacy. It think it's in my head that it's an Outback color!
 

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Four Super Roos in this Aussie family as per the signature.
 

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A week after I bought mine, my wife's 2011 3.6R Limited suddenly seemed ... primitive. The search started, and she traded up for the blue 3.6R Touring on the right. Both now equipped with 19mm RSB's. Balance is restored in our happy home. . :laugh:
 

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Good choice of color for your Outback! We love our Tungsten Outback. Funny thing- I don't care for Tungsten on the Legacy. It think it's in my head that it's an Outback color!


We didn’t like Tungsten on the Legacy either so my wife chose Ice Silver instead. We thought Tungsten was best on the Outback so I bought mine in Tungsten.


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Both in original condition similar to how they rolled off the show room floor when new ie NO changes /modifications apart from the canopy added.
One 31 years old the other 12.
 
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Three subie family here. New '18 3.6R Limited OB for me and '18 STI for the hubby. Merry Christmas! Also have a '04 track ready STI rumbling about.
 
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