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Old 05-26-2011, 07:43 PM
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What do you mean? Subarus aren't cheap.
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Re: "Piece" of junk.. /rant

where did I say they were cheap? A subaru is a subaru to me.....they just have an odd look...IMO of course
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:27 PM
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Re: "Piece" of junk.. /rant

The STI is very capable but you are looking at close to $40k for one of those as well and the mileage isn't much better than a Jeep.

I'm actually in sort of a strange spot....

I have a WJ and an EVO. Both AWD and both fantastic vehicles. The thing is the EVO is more of a race car so not the best to haul my coworkers around in and my WJ doubles as my dog hauler. I'm looking for something that looks great and is fun to drive. I also feel it is important to BUY AMERICAN.

I love the new overland and think the SRT8 is acceptable as well. Not much else appeals to me or if it does the depreciation on the darn thing is off the chart. The GMC Denali Acadia is the next thing in line I guess.
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where did I say they were cheap? A subaru is a subaru to me.....they just have an odd look...IMO of course
Subies, like most other Japanese marques, have lost their mojo. Most are still pretty reliable, but even that's fading.
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I would say $40000 is about an average price vehicle nowadays.....JMO
Yup. A kia sorento is almost $40K now.
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Re: "Piece" of junk.. /rant

But who would pay $40,000 for a Kia.

The point I was trying to make is that small things lead to bigger problems. And that's in general. I'm not only talking about stupid AC buttons. Lol.

I just know that my next purchase on a auto will be a smart one with extended research. I'm not going to go and drop $40,000 on something that's not reliable and has simple issues and when taken to the dealer I'm given a hard time about it.

And a friend of mine is having tranny issues with his 3.6 WK2 and is being given a hard time about it. It looses gear from time to time and they are saying they can't find anything wrong.

I'll tell you what's going to happen. The trans is going to go out when out of warranty because the dealership can't find anything wrong.
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Re: "Piece" of junk.. /rant

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Subies, like most other Japanese marques, have lost their mojo. Most are still pretty reliable, but even that's fading.
I bought a Subaru Outback back in 1998 and it was fine until I had to replace head gaskets at 120K miles (at a cost of $2000). Found out that it was a common problem for the 2.5L engines...but there was no goodwill warranty for me.
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I bought a Subaru Outback back in 1998 and it was fine until I had to replace head gaskets at 120K miles (at a cost of $2000). Found out that it was a common problem for the 2.5L engines...but there was no goodwill warranty for me.
Bad gaskets after 120k. Sound reliable to me. Lol.
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And a friend of mine is having tranny issues with his 3.6 WK2 and is being given a hard time about it. It looses gear from time to time and they are saying they can't find anything wrong.

I'll tell you what's going to happen. The trans is going to go out when out of warranty because the dealership can't find anything wrong.
Unfortunately, if the problem is intermittent or not reproducible on-demand good luck in getting a dealer to find it...and I'd say that for any vehicle make.

No problems with my 3.6 WK2 so far (knock on wood) but if I ran into this I'd just keep taking it back...
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Re: "Piece" of junk.. /rant

He just bought the thing 2 months ago brand new. Lol. He said it was embarrassing because he had people in the WK2 with him one of the many times it happened.
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Id get a lincoln before a bimmer or Merc
really? which lincoln over which merc?
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^^^^never really thought much about. Neither brand really appeals to me
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