What straight men think of Subaru Outbacks

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  1. Daniel Nelson

    Daniel Nelson BAMF

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    i have thought about the WRX and WRX wagon, but neither have the ground clearance as the Outback. Another reason im hesitant on purchasing the Outback is towing capabilities. If i ever buy a drift boat would the outback be strong enough to tow it. I would probably buy an 2005 2.5L XT version.

    over here in my parts, Outbacks and Forrester are more or less driven by the funny kind of people. Minnesota is the rival contended to San Fransico as the gay capital of the world. Not that im a homophobe, but i really dont wanna be driven around "frontin" a different life style.
     
  2. Daniel Nelson

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    can you fit a inflated float tube in the back?
     
  3. mrgando

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    Had an outback for 3 years until a guy crashed with me really bad. I think the car saved my life, the back part was totally destroyed, but when you go for subaru, it's all about safety. They can handle some really nasty terrain with their traction system, it's awesome.

    Gl with your purchase, and it's an awesome car. :)

    The forester by the way , is incredible. Ask for a good test drive
     
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    I rock it old school with a '90 Loyale.... the only thing gay about Subies, are the people that drive them. Mine has gone everywhere, it has nearly 300k.
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  5. sroffe

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    Get an Outback and get new buddies. :thumb:

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    Any association persons have between sexual preference and outbacks is utterly silly.The outback IS the vehicle of choice in my part of Montana.It is the safest,most reliable and durable option for a station wagon.I bought my wife one and love when I can drive it.The clearnce is the only thing that holds it back...that is if you compare it to a bonafide 4wd.Many times I have seen subarus pass by guys with their pimped out "manly" trucks on bad roads.That is where the attitude comes from,some guys just can't stand the thought.Oh yeah, I also own a full size Dodge pick-up,hands down, I'd rather drive the outback.My 2cents. Hem
     
  7. Daniel Nelson

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    not a bad idea. maybe i should trade in some of my gear fishing buddies for some fly fishing subaru driving guys.
     
  8. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    My wife and I bought a 2001 Outback LL Bean edition new with the 6 cyl motor. At just over 100K miles, I'd never consider it as a fishmobile. Here's why:

    It's got low ground clearance so unless all you're using it for is drive-to fishing destinations, it's not gonna be worth much offroad. The front seats are really cramped: I'm 6' and wearing a baseball hat, my head touches the headliner while the bottom of the steering wheel rests on my knees. And the 4-speed auto never seems to be able to find the right gear in hilly driving.

    On the plus side, the full-time AWD and ABS are outstanding. I put new Michelin HydroEdge tires on it just in time for our snow back in December. It was absolutely the best snow car I've ever been in.

    K
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I had a 92 Legecy wagon. I went everyplace with it. But it finally died and I had to get rid of it. What I really liked about it was I could stick a 9' fly rod in it with out taking it apart. I was always rigged up ready to go.

    But now I have a pick-me-up with a can-o-pee on the back which I have to stay out of the snow with because it is only two wheeled drive. But that is alright because now I know my limitions. Oh, I can stick me fly rod in the back as long as I keep both windows open.

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  10. Daniel Nelson

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    i wouldnt think the ground clearance would be a problem, maybe the front bumper would be an issue? I compared the ground clearance to some of my other vehicles of choice and the outback was always within 2 inches of the compared vehicles, sometimes a couple inches more.
    i dont think i would ever encounter anything to difficult off road. maybe a minimum maintainance forrest roads. Most of all the off road stuff around here is pretty easy to navigate. the only difficult stuff would be deep snow and spring season mud.
     
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    I'd get a Outback in a heartbeat if I didn't already have a truck.
     
  12. fatguide

    fatguide fish or DIE

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    I bought a 90' Legacy new, have over 200k on it. I've towed both driftboats and rafts with three guys and fishing gear in it guiding. The only complaint I have with it is the trailer hitches back then were all aftermarket and Subaru never put any reinforced attachment points on it. With the uni-body construction one whole side ripped loose and I had to reinforce it.
    When we bought a new rig in 06' my wife asked if we were going to sell the Subie, my response then is the same as now....why? It only costs me insurance to drive.

    Oh, and I guess I have to admit I'm a lesbian (I prefer women).
     
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    I'm trying to get my gear head buddy to flyfish. I think it only fair, since when I go with him, I gear fish.

    Sam
     
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    I would have to agree with sroffe. You don't wear your buddies skivvies or walk in their shoes-why use their feeble brains to decide what you should drive? If it fits go for it. But like Kent says the seats are miserable for anything over about a 29" inseam. I was at the Auto Show last week and tried the '09 model hoping for some improvement. The seats are still short and cramped.

    I am amused by the station wagon phobia that often gets mentioned when referring to Subies. Like it was a fatal social gaffe to own one. Get a grip-all SUVs are 'station wagons'. From Escalades to Escapes all are wagons and the addition of 4wd drive didn't make them less of of wagon but more. And they are still about the most useful and practical rig that you can own.

    Back when Ford began selling the Explorer as an SUV, wagon sales reached epic proportions. They were selling at a rate of one every 70 seconds or so around the clock 365 days a year. To a nation that hated station wagons. Are we that shallow or what?

    Ive
     
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    I have an old Subaru Loyale Wagon, and that thing will go just about anywhere. The only bummer is it won't tow anything. I have seen Outbacks tow some pretty heavy boats though, but nothing over 20 ft. Saw a guy towing an 18 ft sailboat that he brought up from Oregon...not bad. When my Loyal goes to the grave I am definitely finding an outback or something similiar...maybe even a forester :eek: