a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
I've been a long time Jeep guy. In fact, this is the first time I haven't owned one in quite a while. Just love 'em.
We bought a new car recently to replace my Accord commuter (with 376,000 miles on it...and never spent a day in the shop). Loved the car, but we live
way out in the country and I needed 4x4 or AWD. I did a lot of research. Jeep (in general) took a really bad beating in the reviews. (and I mean
bad too!) Pretty much across the board the reviews were thumbs down and 1-2 star reviews. Noise, mileage, quality and reliability
seemed to be a universal constant across all the reviews.
I wound up going with a '16 Subaru Outback. Never owned a Subaru before and I have to say...I'm STUNNED at how good this car is!! It will go places
my F250 turbo diesel won't even go, and that's no lie either! It actually has more interior room than the Renegade, Wrangler and the Cherokee. It's
quiet, solid, problem free (so far, at 45,000 miles...yes, I drive a lot, 140+ miles per day). The fuel economy is excellent (28+ mpg)...and that
damn thing will go anywhere!
Subaru's seem to attract a fairly liberal type client, so they kind of have that identity, and this kept me away for a number of years. However,
when I researched and test drove everything else in the class the Subaru just blew everything else in class away, hands down! Plus, the price point
is comparable (and possibly even less depending on equipment) than the Jeeps. So, needless to say, I got over the identity thing real quick, and will
now be the first person to stand up and say I drive a Subaru (and damn proud of it too!). The choice was pretty much a no-brainer for me.
Oh, and another thing; I'm a big guy 6'4" 260lbs and the Subie has more comfort room inside it than anything else too. The layout is really well
designed, nothing fancy, just pure function (which I really appreciate).
If you're looking for something to put a 6" lift on and do some hardcore four wheelin', stick with the Jeep, but otherwise I'd strongly recommend
giving the Subaru a look. It's my first Subie and I can honestly say it spun my head around.
On a side note; we bought the wife an Audi A-8 back in '14. I call it the "supercar", but historically I've been a Ford, Honda and Jeep man. This
frustrates the crap out of her dad who is a retired career GM man (and we could get the big employee discounts too...he about had a cow when we bought
her the Audi). Right now we've got (2) Ford trucks, the Audi and the Subaru...oh, and a GMC Suburban (which is absolute crap/money pit so it just
sits). The reason for noting this is, what car would you guess the wife is opining for now? You guessed it, an Outback just like the one I
Take a look. And NO, I do not have any affiliation whatsoever with Subaru!
edit on 2/11/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)