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Re: Looking at a 2015 Outback- comments?

I've had six Subarus, from a 1992 SVX LS-L to a 2007 Legacy Spec.b to 2007 Outback LLBean 3.0, which I still own. Overall the reliability has been excellent. If my 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6 continues to experience irritating software glitches, I'll consider selling it for a 2015 Outback with Nokian WR-G3 tires. If you do get a Subaru, you may to get a set of winter tires on steel wheels.
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Re: Looking at a 2015 Outback- comments?

My brother and sister own Subaru's. They've had them for years and have not had ANY problems with them at all.

If they made one more SUV sized I'd really consider getting one.
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Re: Looking at a 2015 Outback- comments?

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Not looking for pro-USA comments here. Not worried about who's gonna build our war machines...

I just want to know if anybody has experience with a subaru Outback...
The Outback would not be able to go some places a Jeep GC could, the awd isn't as capable. Don't recall ground clearance differences if your snow gets deep... once you start dragging the chassis, you tend to end up walking unless you have very good tires and a powerful engine.

Having said that, they are quite capable little beasts and moderately inexpensive to own and operate compared to a Wrangler or GC.

I tend to see more of them in the ditch up along Peak to Peak in the winter than Jeeps, but arguably because there are more of them by far--given their price compared to a Jeep.

Biggest worry would be ground clearance for deep snow, unless the road to your cabin is purely burro or Jeep grade. Even with chains, they can't pull much once the chassis starts running down into the snow.
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Re: Looking at a 2015 Outback- comments?

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I think subarus are pretty reliable if you can get past the polarizing looks. They still look like and have 90s tech IMHO. Not much tech to mess up...
Ayup. Best little Corvair flat six ever built... doesn't even leak oil all over your driveway like the real Corvairs would.

Local Jeep dealer also owns the Subaru dealer--go figure.
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Re: Looking at a 2015 Outback- comments?

Ground clearance isn't an issue. Unless you have QL in your Jeep, ground clearance is about the same, Subaru is around 8.7".

I've owned 2 different subarus over the years - a Forester XT and an Impreza wagon. The Impreza wagon's AWD system was excellent. The older Forester's was a bit too FWD biased for my tastes, but always went where and when I needed it to. I ALWAYS put snow tires on here in upstate NY no matter what car, and will with my Jeep too. Reliability was perfect for both Subie's. My nephew owns a Forester with 250,000+ miles. It's in bad shape, but still going.

They're very good in the reliability department, good in the AWD department. The only reason I'm not in another Subaru? I find them a bit boring in looks and features. Eyesight gets great reviews if you get a trim level which has it.
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Re: Looking at a 2015 Outback- comments?

Well, I bought a 2015 Outback 2.5i today! Half-sad to see the Jeep go. Just an end of an era. Only 70k miles but mechanically, just not doing well at all. Can't say that I'll recommend a Jeep to anyone in the future. They got some work to do on the underbits (transmission, diffs...) before I can be sold again.

AWD: The AWD system in the subie is probably the best out there, IMO. And I've thought this long before the idea of even buying one came to mind. The Jeep is absolutely more capable off-road (4 wheeling, 4lo) but when it comes to 99.9 of driving to ski slopes, mtn passes, logging roads, etc the subaru will be perfectly at home and dare I say more sure footed. (puts on hard hard)

Ground clearance:There's 8.7" in the stock subaru and 8.5" in my old stock Jeep (before lift and tires). .2" isn't much at all, but I think it's fun to challenge people's perception of ground clearance vs the sheer size of the car. I bet if you asked two random people which car is lower, 9 of 10 would say the subaru. Still not made for Jeep trails, but I never did that anyway.

On a final note, I'd like the say a HUGE THANKS to the community here for guiding me through the mods, tips and tricks for the years I owned my Jeep. I really would have been out in left field without you guys/girls.

PS- Subaru sticker says it's made with 50% american/canadian parts. And manufactured in Lafayette, IN- A zero-waste model plant. Kudos to sustainability AND built in America. Again, a WORLD economy.
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Re: Looking at a 2015 Outback- comments?

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I've had six Subarus, from a 1992 SVX LS-L to a 2007 Legacy Spec.b to 2007 Outback LLBean 3.0, which I still own. Overall the reliability has been excellent. If my 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6 continues to experience irritating software glitches, I'll consider selling it for a 2015 Outback with Nokian WR-G3 tires. If you do get a Subaru, you may to get a set of winter tires on steel wheels.
Looking at Blizzaks for winter tires. Stock are continental "all season." I.E.- crap. Loving the Outback so far!
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