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19' Impreza Sport 5 dr / 01' Forester S / 13' OB CVT / 10' Legacy 3.6R / 99 Mita MX-5
Cao Cao said:
Ground clearance: OB H4- 7.3" OB H6- 8" Forester- 7.5"
*G* and that is exactly why I didn't buy one when I got my OB in 1998. I much preferred the shape of the wagon, although later model years of Forester have looked a little less boxy.I think many people would buy the Forester because of its likeness to a small SUV.
Well Peaty I'll agree with you on the XT Power thing. I don't know if I have an odd way of seeing this but I think of the H6 as more of raw power and not turbo boost power like the XT has. Unless its a turbo on a diesel engine, I just don't think that a turbo creates real, useable raw power. I'm just one of those non-turbo kinda guys, I'm not saying its bad I just don't prefer itPeaty said:>Power- Outback H6-3.0 wins
Only on paper, the XT is under rated and has been dyno'd at about 240BHP and 260 FT/Lbs torque I believe. While the H6 is super smooth, torquey and quite (I love it) it's not got the power my XT has.
>Insurance Rates- Forester wins against Outback except with the XT
For me the XT's rates are less than our OB VDC. It seems that because it's got such a good safety rating the Ins co's aren't charging more for the XT. At least that's been the case for me.