Originally Posted by flyboy1100
how many miles/year do you drive? if your only reasoning for wanting to sell is MPG being 5 less than advertised then are you prepared to take the depreciation hit? the reason i ask is i think the standard depreciation hit is probably in the 4K range, if you are averaging 5mpg combined less (my guess, unless your numbers account for odometer error, then you are at 6mpg less), and if you drive 15,000 miles/year your current combined average will cost you 400/year more. which will take 10 years to make up (8 years @ 6mpg less @ average of 4/gallon)
That's a good point, discounting inflation and what you could get out of that money doing something else with it, which is anybody's guess at this point. If you're not driving it a lot it would not make sense to get rid of it. It's a good car, and if the miles you drive aren't that extensive you might be better off cutting your losses. Of course you could always write Consumer Reports etc. and maybe end up getting some relief from Subaru.