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Old 02-02-2018, 04:19 PM   #26
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Wish Subaru would offer another engine for the limited trim, or offer a Crosstrek Sport with the 1.6 engine.
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:20 PM   #27
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A Nissan Juke, a Jeep, and a Hyundai meet at a bar....

*9 months later*

I think it looks quite good. Need more pics of the interior, back ass side, etc.
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:23 PM   #28
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Default Hyundai Kona




164” length for the Kona
5” shorter than the Honda H-RV
4” shorter than the Mazda CX-3

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Old 02-02-2018, 08:55 PM   #29
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I dig it. Need to see more reviews, fuel economy, etc, but overall it's close to what I wanted the Crosstrek to be.
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:11 PM   #30
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Wake up Subaru
Half assed power trains are going to hurt you
Don’t start acting like GM
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:58 PM   #31
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Wake up Subaru
Half assed power trains are going to hurt you
Don’t start acting like GM
But, but, record monthly sales, breh.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:45 PM   #32
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Test drove the 1.6T Kona with the 7spd DCT. Comparing it to the Crosstrek.

Prices are basically equal for top line kona with top line crosstrek.
Only thing the crosstrek has going for it is slightly more room in rear seat and trunk.

Kona has more features, and more power. It's for my wife and she thinks it has a bit of mini cooper vibe to it, which she likes. She'd go for the bright yellow Kona.
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:17 PM   #33
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Good for Hyundai. I'm still not sold on their reliability but they'll probably steal some future Crosstrek purchases.
Hyundai has their **** together lately.

Our 2015 Genesis has been fantastic. Id buy this over a Crosstrek.
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:53 PM   #34
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:59 AM   #35
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man when people get excited about a 1.6t with 175hp/195tq pulling around 3400+/- pounds there is something wrong with the automotive world.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:19 AM   #36
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man when people get excited about a 1.6t with 175hp/195tq pulling around 3400+/- pounds there is something wrong with the automotive world.
It is probably because those people have been driving under-powered Subaru vehicles for so long, any little bit of extra power feels like they now have a V8...
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:33 PM   #37
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I just picked up one of these last week. Traded in my 05 tacoma for it. Got a great trade in value for the truck, and don't miss the truck at all honestly.
I got the SEL with tech package, FWD and the 2.0 engine. Don't need the AWD and it's not full time AWD anyway. The 2.0 actually is surprisingly peppy. Gets up and scoots perfectly fine for me. Cross shopped the civic hatchback, honda HRV and subaru crosstrek. This one checked all my boxed.
It's supposed to get 27mpg city / 33 highway. I've done all city driving and am averaging 30-31 mpg.

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Old 06-07-2018, 04:37 PM   #38
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Congrats. Looks nice. I find myself thinking about this vehicle more and more. I sat in one recently while shopping for a new vehicle for my wife and was pretty impressed with the interior quality. I found the interior to feel much better put together than similar Honda offerings. I'm tempted to take one for a drive some time.
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:03 PM   #39
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Ours is taking a while. Expected delivery July 4, ordered March 28.
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:09 PM   #40
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Way to go Tacoprime... Lead the charge here. I have seen these things running around and LOVE their funky fun vibe... I would consider this to be a great little runabout. With this and the Kia Soul, the Koreans, are leading the small fun sporty category. Now that all the Detroit based car companies are abandoning the small car world, these will get far more visibility. These are going to be everywhere. I am seeing them already on my commute
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:13 PM   #41
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Congrats. Looks nice. I find myself thinking about this vehicle more and more. I sat in one recently while shopping for a new vehicle for my wife and was pretty impressed with the interior quality. I found the interior to feel much better put together than similar Honda offerings. I'm tempted to take one for a drive some time.
I liked the honda except for a few key things. The seats felt weird. The infotainment and lack of knobs for anything was HORRIBLE. The thing was SLOOOOOW as balls. I test drove an EX AWD. It was horribly slow.
The hyundai is so much more fun.

I don't miss my truck at all. I literally used my truck as a truck, maybe once a year. My gf has a suburban, so if I need to haul something large, I can use that.
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:13 PM   #42
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Ours is taking a while. Expected delivery July 4, ordered March 28.
My dealer just found one for me in Missouri. I think it only took 2 days to get.
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:14 PM   #43
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I just picked up one of these last week. Traded in my 05 tacoma for it. Got a great trade in value for the truck, and don't miss the truck at all honestly.
I got the SEL with tech package, FWD and the 2.0 engine. Don't need the AWD and it's not full time AWD anyway. The 2.0 actually is surprisingly peppy. Gets up and scoots perfectly fine for me. Cross shopped the civic hatchback, honda HRV and subaru crosstrek. This one checked all my boxed.
It's supposed to get 27mpg city / 33 highway. I've done all city driving and am averaging 30-31 mpg.
So are you going to change your forum name to konaprime??


Congrats I like these things.
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:18 PM   #44
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So are you going to change your forum name to konaprime??


Congrats I like these things.
I want to! How do I do that?
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:16 PM   #45
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I want to! How do I do that?
PM a mod. I think Nick is the one who authorizes it, could be mistaken.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:52 AM   #46
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Kia and Hyundai have been killing it these past few years. Subaru has been slacking.

A distinct shift is happening. Subaru is moving from fun to appliance. Kia & Hyundai are moving from appliance to fun.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:22 AM   #47
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It is probably because those people have been driving under-powered Subaru vehicles for so long, any little bit of extra power feels like they now have a V8...
dat feel
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:25 AM   #48
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Having recently driven a Stinger GT RWD..

The germans and Americans have a lot to be worried about!

If they stay committed to a nice RWD sports sedan.. DAMN. That thing checks every single box.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:52 AM   #49
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Having recently driven a Stinger GT RWD..

The germans and Americans have a lot to be worried about!

If they stay committed to a nice RWD sports sedan.. DAMN. That thing checks every single box.
...and you can get AWD, and a manual (on the 2.0 turbo)
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:05 AM   #50
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Having recently driven a Stinger GT RWD..

The germans and Americans have a lot to be worried about!

If they stay committed to a nice RWD sports sedan.. DAMN. That thing checks every single box.
The Koreans just need a sub 3000lb entry level RWD coupe, something like the SR20DET era 240sx, and they'll be complete.
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