????Hoping for 20 years unless they come out with a turbo variant and I am in a position to trade up (turbo unlikely as they just killed it in the forester for '19). As it sits now she does literally everything that I need in a car so there really is no need to trade or buy anything else. Also, the 2.5 is plenty of car for what I do, no need for any more power when 90 plus percent of driving occurs in town in traffic.
turbo is likely.
3.6 should get killed off and replaced by the 2.4T that is in the Ascent.
(Ascent, that you should be able to see in dealers with sales tags on them as soon as June of this year,
...the ones that have been ordered / delivered)..
in US spec years:
announcements on 2020 power plants should happen around november/ december this year,
and the shrouds drop on the 2020 legacy next feb chicago, and 2020 outback next March NYC.
and I would think the limited production forester turbo, may come back sometime. in FA20T or maybe FA24T.
and updated thread title. from just "ownership"
2019 next gen forester coming out in the fall will have a slightly updated FB25 in it. (with a little bump in hp/torque over what is currently in a forester/legacy/outback).Didn't realize there was a chance they were gonna kill the 3.6 and replace with turbo, wonder if they may kill the 2.5 then as well and only offer the 2.4 ascent turbo motor, either way it's unlikely I'm going to trade just for a turbo motor, seeing as how what I have drives so well as is. Good looking out though, I will be on the lookout for the 6th gen outback news.
I also expect that my next car will be electric, although it might be 10 years before I give up my 2017 OB to take that plunge. (Electric cars are already quite good, but the charging infrastructure isn't yet widespread enough, especially in rural areas.)Just until I can convince myself that I can take the plunge and go electric. No more motor oil threads, rusted mufflers, complaining about gas prices, etc.