2010 Outback 3.6R Limited (green)
About a week ago, my wife hit a deer on her way to work in the car we were planning to pass to my son next year. (How many people you know only run full synthetic in their Hyundai Elantra?) Made me sick, the car ran great, didn't use oil w/116k, had new tires, etc... Anyways, our insurance company looked at the Elantra and deemed the $6500 damage totaled it! Well now she needed a new car quick. I talked to Gary Sikes at Subaru of Gwinnett, where I had bought cars from before. He said they had not yet received any Crosstreks, but did have their first few on a truck headed to them. Only 1 was a limited, a venetian red pearl w/o the sunroof/nav.package. I said we'll take it. Wife loves it. To me, I wish they offered it with a turbo. Its slow & loud compared to my 3.6. It doesn't get the 33mpg told on the hwy either, she's been getting avg of 26-27 with 90% of her commute being hwy. The electric steering doesn't have much feel. I'm liking the cvt, though some people hate them. It drives really smooth. It has good room inside, cool wheels & good brakes. I added the speaker upgrade kit. The radio head unit is annoying because it doesn't let you adjust anything while the car is moving..ugh. Overall, a great small suv for the money. I'm waiting to see about the 2014 Forrester Turbo possibly for myself....