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Old 10-20-2003, 03:08 AM   #1
SubaH6
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Default Saw new Outback H6 at Sydney motor show

Went to the Sydney motor show and saw the new Outback H6 wagon. Mmmmm
very nice. 180kw (240hp) and 297nm (I think 225ftlbs) and weighs 50kg
less than the old Outback H6. This motor has the new variable timing and variable lift cam to give it the 180kw. It also has the new 5 speed tiptronic
auto transmission.

I was very impressed with the new look and appointments so I went to
my dealer to see if they had one to test drive, but unfortunately not,
so I test drove the Liberty GT wagon(Legacy for the US). This is the
turbo 2.0litre with the same 5 speed auto tiptronic. I thought I'd try
this as it has the same power as the Outback H6 and slightly more
torque just to see how the new transmission was.

This is one hell of a car. It really moves. They quote 0-100km
(0-60mph) in 6.5 sec. and it sure feels it. The new 5 speed tiptronic
is excellent. Changes very quicky (instantaniously) and smoothly, much better than the
old slushbox. Steering feel is also excellent and handles brilliantly
whilst being quiet, only a low burble from the 2.0litre turbo boxer 4.
There are tiptronic gear change buttons on the steering wheel and this
is great to use! Fit and finish is superb, they really have come along
way (these are built in Japan)

I had read in one of the motor mags somewhere where they said the H6
motor in the Outback is a better drive than the Liberty GT turbo. If
that is the case I can't wait to drive the Outback H6. I've only had
my current Outback H6 for 18 months but I'm sorely tempted to trade it
in on the new H6. All the Outbacks that are sold in Australia are
monotone now thank goodness, none of this two tone paint job which
really used to make them look cheap. My current Ouback H6 is a
monotone pearl white but all other colours were the two tone.

This new series of Liberty's (Legacy) and Outbacks I think will sell
so well they won't be able to keep up with demand.
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Old 10-23-2003, 05:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: Saw new Outback H6 at Sydney motor show

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Went to the Sydney motor show and saw the new Outback H6 wagon. Mmmmm
very nice. 180kw (240hp) and 297nm (I think 225ftlbs) and weighs 50kg
less than the old Outback H6.
Wow. I can't imagine how you drop 110 pounds from an engine. I just don't know where you start cutting.

The power increase is easy to imagine with variable cam...

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Old 10-26-2003, 06:11 PM   #3
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Anders,

Maybe I should have wrote that better. I mean the Liberty/Legacy/Outback body is 50kg lighter than the previous body and is 10% more rigid, but I guess you knew what I meant.
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