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Friday, I traded in my 2011 Dodge Charger R/T (w/ cat-back exhaust and CAI--sans resonators) for a 2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited. I loved the high performance of the Charger, and making it from 0-60 under 5 seconds was nice (3 speeding tickets to prove it), but I wanted something that could jump a curb, slosh through some mud, and be dependable as heck. After a few months of research and multiple interviews with Subaru owners, I'm confident I've made the right choice.

I would like to thank many of the members of this forum for sharing their Subaru experience, for your input helped me to make an informed decision. I look forward to learning more about what these cars can do and visiting the forum to research modification possibilities (mainly for off road, e.g., tires, lift, lights, etc.).

I look forward to logging many miles on the Outback.

Purchase price: $33,995 (green, no special appearance package--doesn't come with green unfortunately).

Happy motoring.
 

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Enjoy your new car!
 

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Welcome to the world of Subaru and this forum
 

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Thank You for the Welcome

Welcome to the world of Subaru and this forum
Thank you, Subyblue. I appreciate the welcome. I'm happy to be a part of the Subaru family...even if a lot of the "old timers" think poorly of the new OBs. ;)

More than anything, I am glad to be away from the POS Dodge. That tranny is cr*p. I'm sure it has nothing to do with all the power braking I've done.... :22:
 

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Thank you, Subyblue. I appreciate the welcome. I'm happy to be a part of the Subaru family...even if a lot of the "old timers" think poorly of the new OBs. ;)

More than anything, I am glad to be away from the POS Dodge. That tranny is cr*p. I'm sure it has nothing to do with all the power braking I've done.... :22:
Being an "old timer" I don't think "poorly" about my 2013 OB - I love it! .... or - define "old timer" here on these pages....
 

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Old Guys Rock

Being an "old timer" I don't think "poorly" about my 2013 OB - I love it! .... or - define "old timer" here on these pages....
Sorry for the miscommunication, jogosub. I meant the old school Subarus, not the drivers. I've got quite a bit of gray in my beard too.

So far, I am happy with the 2013. I do have to fight the steering wheel on the freeway. It just doesn't seem to track in a straight line. But, I read a ton of comments on the forum about the same issue, so it may just be the power of suggestion. I haven't driven a high vehicle in a while, and the OB definitely drives more like an SUV than a car.

I've been high while driving a vehicle, but that's another story. :1:
 

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Sorry for the miscommunication, jogosub. I meant the old school Subarus, not the drivers. I've got quite a bit of gray in my beard too.

So far, I am happy with the 2013. I do have to fight the steering wheel on the freeway. It just doesn't seem to track in a straight line. But, I read a ton of comments on the forum about the same issue, so it may just be the power of suggestion. I haven't driven a high vehicle in a while, and the OB definitely drives more like an SUV than a car.

I've been high while driving a vehicle, but that's another story. :1:
check the tire pressure first. I found my OB's tire pressure out of factory is not the same between left and right side. After I even the pressure, the car goes in a straight line now.
 

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Good Recommendation

check the tire pressure first. I found my OB's tire pressure out of factory is not the same between left and right side. After I even the pressure, the car goes in a straight line now.
Ah, yes, I did see this mentioned in a thread somewhere. Thanks.
 

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Sorry for the miscommunication, jogosub. I meant the old school Subarus, not the drivers. I've got quite a bit of gray in my beard too.

So far, I am happy with the 2013. I do have to fight the steering wheel on the freeway. It just doesn't seem to track in a straight line. But, I read a ton of comments on the forum about the same issue, so it may just be the power of suggestion. I haven't driven a high vehicle in a while, and the OB definitely drives more like an SUV than a car.

I've been high while driving a vehicle, but that's another story. :1:
That "fighting of the steering" on TX freeways may be due to the grooves in concrete although I am not sure, if they do it there, like they do it on Calif. freeways....
 

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Ah, yes, I did see this mentioned in a thread somewhere. Thanks.
If you drive "fast" it is advisable to slightly over-inflate tires...most Police, Sheriff and Highway Patrol automobile yards do it on their cruisers, as recommended by manufacturers....
 

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That "fighting of the steering" on TX freeways may be due to the grooves in concrete although I am not sure, if they do it there, like they do it on Calif. freeways....
+1, termed "tramlining". It's very common on heavily traveled roads, and more noticeable the wider the tires.
 

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Welcome!

Newer to the forum myself but still wanted to welcome you as well
 

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Welcome to the world of Subies..

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Thank You, Subaru Family

It's been a while since I have checked this thread, but thank you to everyone who welcomed me to the forum. There is a lot of great information here as well as a ton of good suggestions on upgrades and modifications.

Happy trails, everyone.
 

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That "fighting of the steering" on TX freeways may be due to the grooves in concrete although I am not sure, if they do it there, like they do it on Calif. freeways....
I don't know what's worse for an Outback or any car for that matter, TX grooves in the concrete or surface of the moon potholes in Jersey:eek:

Maybe our cars are trying to tell us something when they "sway" a little on the road:D

In any event, welcome.
 
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