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Old 02-17-2013, 09:52 AM   #3155
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Why is the base 2014 Forester the same price as the base (Premium) Crosstrek XV? Or more specifically, why is the Premium Crosstrek that expensive, both in 6MT?

Interior Volume: Forester
Size: Forester
Gas Mileage: XV (2mpg)
Horsepower: Forester
Torque: Forester

I don't consider the addition of the All Weather Package and aluminum wheels that much of a benefit to the XV, especially being down on power THAT MUCH, because all I'm doing is looking for decent all-weather commuting transportation.

What is Subaru going to do to prevent the Forester from cannibalizing XV sales? I know you can't speak to future models, but considering all the above... the XV is destined to be a slow seller once the 14 Forester hits... what is Subaru going to do to get me in an XV now? I think the XV should be $500-$1000 lower in price to be competitive to the new Forester.

I was ready to buy an XV within the next month... but now, I'm going to wait for a few more to see what's going to happen to pricing and how long the XVs sit on the lots up here in New England and get one at a deep discount when the 14 Foresters outsell them.

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