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Old 10-07-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default XV CrossTrek Anyone getting one?

Anyone in the NW area getting an XV crosstrek on here? just looking for some people to swap ideas and mods with in the Seattle area

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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The wife and I thought about getting one for her but she thinks a forrester would be a better fit for our family. We might still test drive one just for the heck of it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:49 AM   #3
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The XV is just a glorified Outback Sport that is a little taller, and a little slower. So anything that fits on the new body style will most likely fit on the XV. My dad was tossing the idea around of getting one, but I think he is going to stick with his 2011 NA Impreza for a little bit longer and patiently wait for news about a new WRX. However, if they came out with a diesel version in the US I would be all over this haha.

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Old 10-08-2012, 12:13 PM   #4
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turbo diesel FTW
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:30 AM   #5
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News XV Crosstrek

Test drove the car and now I have one coming in my name. Trading in my WRX =o

Whats everyones opinion about the car!? I like it!
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:30 AM   #6
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5 speed or CVT ? I like em, if I had the money I'd pick one up.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:51 PM   #7
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Needs moar powa, otherwise awesome.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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I drove the 5 speed. Stock suspension and gear box on the XV felt better than my stock 11 WRX did. The car isnt really lacking any daily driven power. We piled 5 people in the car at the dealer and went for a spin. Slow compared to my 300+WHP WRX but enough to get you around. Took it down a rough road and over some speed humps and the ride quality is FARRRRRR better than the 2012 forester.

I also took it up ~20 degree slope with all 5 passengers, 2nd gear going slow and made it up no problem. I almost had to floor it but never had to downshift.

To me this car is an upgrade from the forester is both looks and ride!

*one thing I wonder is how the shifter linkage is going to be. Wonder if I could run my 11 WRX short shifter and bushings in it. That would be nice :P
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:05 PM   #9
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:07 PM   #10
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Woah... welcome back to WA Laura!
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:02 PM   #11
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A 3.6R version would be awesome. I bet insurance will be cheaper too Brian.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by twigg107
The wife and I thought about getting one for her but she thinks a forrester would be a better fit for our family. We might still test drive one just for the heck of it.
2014 Forester is coming... And looks awesome.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:35 PM   #13
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My gf really likes it, but unless they release a diesel, 5spd or a real auto vs. the CVT, I think we're gonna wait for something better.

Her '96 legacy has almost 200k on it, but is still in pretty good condition.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:41 PM   #14
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Needs moar powa, otherwise awesome.
^^^ really underpowered.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:39 PM   #15
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My wife and I looked at one the first weekend they arrived. We were completely underwhelmed by the one we checked out--it was completely stripped down in white with that awful tan interior. Need to see another one with all the options and trim level we want.
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