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June 11, 2012, 09:39:03 AM
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PaulC

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Manfred I averaged low 7/100 over a 5000 km period.

DO NOT take the performance of a car with a very low mileage as typical of the XV - it loosens up considerably after 5000 km.

Not sure if you will find someone to give you a car for a week - maybe a weekend if you look like a serious customer....
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June 11, 2012, 09:49:13 AM
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I know, since you worked with us you know how it feels to support and promote these car.
It's just so easy to tell everyone about these cars, and even easier to miss them when you drive something else, they just have so much character. They may not be as fully packaged or as pretty looking but not many other cars car get under your skin the way a Subaru car.
And I'm sure everyone one here understands that.

June 11, 2012, 10:04:14 AM
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To Manfred, Paul is right the car only feels like it has power after 5000km. It really loosens up then.

As for consumption, the manual gets 8.0 and the CVT gets 7.9 but I've benn driving them for a while and in JHB I get about 7.4 on the Mans on average. I have gotten 6.2 on the open roads.

I would say you would be upgrading in terms of economy, looks, and interior quality. It's not much of a down grad except for size and boot capacity.

With the Demo, firstly where do you stay?
It would be hard to test drive one with more than 5000km so don't take the power into consideration yet, take a look at the drive of the car and everything else. Also a weekend may be easier to test drive one as not all the dealers have more that one test vehicle. So they may be able to do a weekend.

Would you consider a Forester Diesel if the decision was for fuel consumption?

June 11, 2012, 11:36:51 AM
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I'll wait until the second hand ones start selling.
I'll be keeping my X for another year or 2.
I stay in Pretoria East and travel to Jhb each day.
So buying a new car and putting roughly 3000km's/month on it, I wont get much for it when selling.

SSA, I'm not really into the diesel thing at the moment.
Maybe when Im old......LOL
Just kidding.
I would miss revving the crap out of a petrol engine.

What we might do is keep the XT and trade in the X on a forester/Outback  diesel.
All depends if the wife will enjoy the diesel, coming from the XT.
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June 11, 2012, 12:28:18 PM
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Manfred, one of the beauties of hopping in to a diesel after a semi performance model, is that you don't miss the performance! 350 nm of torque at 1800 rpm will put a big smile on your face when you floor it! :D

Subaru diesels do not have the "typical" diesel feel either - drive them like a petrol model and they love it! ;)
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June 11, 2012, 02:38:47 PM
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*derail* I have been driving a Diesel Forester for about 500 kilos now, and I am more than happy with it.  Before this, I have had two 2.5 XS Foresters, and the Diesel is definitely  more lively than either the 121kW or 126kW.  I actually get excited to drive it!  The diesel consumption is amazing, since I got it, average consumption is 8.8/100, and that includes me driving it quite hard in town.  This car is far beyond my expectation. *end of derail*

June 11, 2012, 02:47:03 PM
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I would also strongly consider a diesel when a auto/cvt is available.
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June 11, 2012, 03:02:20 PM
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Quote from: Bravofox;5017
I would also strongly consider a diesel when a auto/cvt is available.

we are hoping for this next year - well so we've been told...lot of interest for Diesel Auto
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June 11, 2012, 04:05:50 PM
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CVT Diesel is confirmed, first model will be Outback.
But we will only see it second half of next year.

This is the new gen Lineartronic CVT for handling high torque engines.

Legacy GT in Japan has just been fitted with the new BRZ engine with a twin spool turbo charger and a CVT, the engine makes STI power.

So the CVT is very strong and very capable.

June 12, 2012, 06:06:40 PM
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Quote from: PaulC;5001
Got any room for ex Subaru owners/employees?? ;) :p
 
When I was talking to our mechanics, as I mentioned the other day, I had the Swedish question again - what is it with Subaru and Sweden??
 
Maybe if we called it a Sooberoo like the rest of the world they wouldn't confuse us with SAAB...
strange that...2 people asked me if Subaru is Swedish. Shows you how little people know. Word association with the SAab i suppose.

June 13, 2012, 07:28:31 AM
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Quote from: Forester Gump;5023
strange that...2 people asked me if Subaru is Swedish. Shows you how little people know. Word association with the SAab i suppose.

although there once was a connection between Saab and Subaru, so they aren't thatttt far off.
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June 13, 2012, 01:59:31 PM
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Quote from: Steve;5024
although there once was a connection between Saab and Subaru, so they aren't thatttt far off.


It's just that japan and Sweden are a tad different! ;) :p
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June 14, 2012, 12:08:27 PM
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Quote from: Steve;5024
although there once was a connection between Saab and Subaru, so they aren't thatttt far off.


See: Saab 92x Aero 8)
WRX platform
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June 14, 2012, 02:03:26 PM
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Quote from: Bravofox;5027
See: Saab 92x Aero 8)
WRX platform

YES! That was a little beauty!
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June 14, 2012, 02:11:44 PM
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did that model ever make to SA??
 
must admit some of the SAAB models are very nice.
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