What straight men think of Subaru Outbacks

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  1. hedburner

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    I like my Forrester, but I'm short so I can stretch out in sleep in the back holds all the camping and fishing gear I need. Good in snow, but ice is ice and not much you can do on that if you hit it fast.
     
  2. Randall Dee

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    Is it true that when you buy one they make you sign an legal contract agreement to get a Labrador and a Yakima cargo box? Just asking.
     
  3. 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.

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  4. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Not sure about the contracts but I hear you get your choice of stickers when you buy a new subaru...... Anti Bush, Stop this "Senseless War", the "Equal Sign"...."Obama". Just to name a few. :thumb:

    Actually, I like the concept of the car, gas mileage, styling etc.... But I hear they go through head gaskets. Someone may have already mentioned that, but i'm not about to read all five pages. Wow.
     
  5. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    The dog and I were up along the NF Snoqualmie county road this morning on our way to fish a little brookie lake when I came upon this otherwise hetersexual rig lying on its lid. The usually potholed road had just been graded so it must have been a couple of drunken lesbians driving it.

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    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Serves them right for driving a Ford! HA! ........I'm getting ready to duck. :rofl:
     
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    The way the skid mark ends, and the other two little tiny tire marks up on the road are... weird. I'd love to see a shot from 50' back...
     
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    I saw one today with plates that said "Pooberu" and had bear stickers all over it. No lesbo's but it looked like some great dating material for some of you Sub guy's.
     
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    Oh yeah, I see matching suburu's and TWO Labradors in the future of some young beautiful people's future. Nice couple!
     
  10. Peter Pancho

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    Had a 99 Outback and sold it a year later due to lack of power of having 4 dudes in the car and 100lbs of gear in the back, very Gutless, but drives awesome when your by yourself.

    Gas is cheap nowadays so get a Toyota 4Runner or comparable and call it a day, I did! It will be your last vehicle you will ever need.
     

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    Good rigs have owned a couple. But why not a truck. Way better !!!!
     
  12. Denny

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    Which engine do you have? I've heard that Subaru's don't actually get very good mileage. You're 20-25 seems better than what I've heard from others. Chris Puma, who used to post on here, had a Subaru and he to;d me that he thought the Subaru is over-hyped. The gas mileage wasn't that great (he was getting high teens), and it's towing capacity was low. I didn't know Chris at all and his driving habits. The Subaru discussion was going on this forum something like a year ago or so, and he PM'ed me this info when I asked how he liked his Outback . . .

    If the gas mileage is really 18-22, which I understand is typical for a Sube, why not get a V6Highlander? Same gas mileage, more room, more towing capacity, third seat option. Or, if gas mileage is a big deal, the hybrid Highlander and the hybrid Escape/Mariner seem much better options (the Escape is a 30+ mpg rig).
     
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    Get a geo metro/tracker. The metro can get you to most (if not all) fishing spots. You might have to walk a little further at times, but the automatic 3cyl gets 30+ mpg and the manual 5 speed 3cyl gets about 45-50+ mpg. My grampa uses a geo tracker 4x4 and gets around 40 mpg. If you do get one don't make the same mistake I did, get the manual. If you do get a manual and don't like it I'll trade you my automatic. As far as cargo goes, you could get one of those car-top carriers.
     
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    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Toyota wants to much $$ for the Highlander. I'd go with the the v-6 4 runner.
     
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    That's the way I feel about it. If you're only getting 18-22 mpg then you could get a lot of rigs that make a much better SUV including a full size pickup with a canopy that can get similar mpg. Full size pickups just don't make very good daily drivers. So, like everything, it comes down to what is going to be most important. Easy daily drive-ability, or full/mid size comfort and carrying capacity. `