What straight men think of Subaru Outbacks

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  1. Daniel Nelson

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    got the lab already and a yakima rack in the garage. isnt that funny?


    the 2.5 4cycl is suppose to get 19 city and 35 highway. i think the 3.0 6cycl gets 16-22? not exactly sure on the 6.
    towing here should be a big probably seeing its pretty damn flat. I think im gonna hang onto my jeep till i get my big boat out of storage, then sell the big boat and trade in the jeep. maybe buy a second lab so i can have one out of each window.
     
  2. Daniel Nelson

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    all toyota's are expensive. the resale value is rediculous! any 4runner under 50,000 miles used is gonna be at least 17k
    you can get a used outback for 13k-15k with the same mileage or less.
     
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    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Don't forget the rainbow sticker for the window.

    LB
     
  4. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    They are worth the money, Just ask around.
     
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    Trail, if you are thinking about buying a new FY09 model, wait until the FY10's come out in July, since I heard that the rainbow sticker will come standard with the upcoming Outback series.:D

    All joking aside, today's fishing outing was furnished by a friend of a friend driving a new Forester and aside from somewhat limited leg room for the two people in the back, it seems like a great utilitarian vehicle. I would assume that the Outback would have a similar amount of cab space.

    I too am in a similar predicament and am trying to decide between practicality(Outback or Forester) or sport(WRX Sti). I have a 06 Civic Si now but would like to see what Subaru unveils in FY10 before I make my decision, if any.
     
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    Not gay...never even heard of them being a "gay car" must be a Seattle thing. I have a big gas guzzling Sequoia that I can pull aboat around with but would just assume throw my Spring Creek pram on my roof rack and take my 2005 Outback fishing. This is my favorite vehicle I haver ever owned and when I finally wear it out another one will replace it! Better traction on snow than almost any othe rvehicle, great clearance, good cargo space and great mileage = a no brainer. There's not a more practical car on mthe market if you like outdoor activities but don't want to guzzle the gas.
     
  7. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    What is the consensus. Can you pull a drift boat behind an Outback or a forester? What about over the pass? I really liked the concept of a hybrid SUV, but the automakers seem to be missing he point. If it's 50k, who's gonna buy it?
     
  8. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    I have a 2008 Outback and have used it to tow both my Clackacraft and my Raft with no problems but I never use it to tow over the pass I use My Truck for that as it would be a bit much for the Little car. I have 20,000 miles on the Outback and love it.
    But I keep both my boats on the eastside and the way the Canyon take outs have been looking lately I have been using my Truck for floats the last few times.

    Bill.
     
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    I've always assumed the guy who designed the Outback sized it so it could hold a 9' fly rod fully assembled. I have an 07 but my fishing rig is a 93 Legacy with 180K on it and going strong.
     
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    What about the Liberty?
     
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    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    Bill,

    Do you have the 4 or 6 cyl. model? i keep thinking a subaru and a raft would be the ultimate rig, any boat launch you can't drive the subaru into you could carry the raft down.
     
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    I can't believe it, a stupid thread on a car gets more hits than a thread on fly fishing.

    I think that they ought to ban all NFR threads.

    More usless info.

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    I've got an '08 Outback with an H4 engine. During the first 10,000 miles overall average was 23.7 mpg.

    I don't know where Chris P. lives, but I do know he works in Madison Valley. Making the, 5 or 6 mile run from I-5 up and down a nasty hill in absolute city traffic with stoplights every few blocks would suck the mileage out of any gas-only-powered vehicle. Be a perfect place for a hybrid, though. That's the kind of terrain where they shine. Not so much out on the highway, though.
     
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    Wait, are you really going to base your purchase on what other people think of you? Come on Dude,
     
  15. Daniel Nelson

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    my wife had one. p.o.s. when diamler/chrylser bought jeep they went down hill bad. my mom bought a new grand cherokee and the motor blew at 50k miles.
     
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    We could always start a thread about our favorite wading boots. That would generate a lot of fishing related traffic. And I don't think it's been done for at least 2 or 3 weeks. Certainly not more than twice so far this year.
     
  17. Daniel Nelson

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    im not really basing it on what my friends think. I said it becuase its a common joking theme with guys and wagons. If i based things on what my friends thought then id still be a bait fisher.
     
  18. Chris Puma

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    I'm not going to read this entire 6 page thread. Do you need to tow anything? If not I recommend getting a WRX. My 09 is amazing!
     
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    My wife bought me an Outback XT two years ago. The turbo, coupled with the 5 speed manual transmission, make it a blast to drive everywhere, in all conditions.
     
  20. Ed Johnston

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    Toyota FJ hands down better than any type of Subaru for fishing rig.
     

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