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Old 03-30-2013, 04:08 AM   #1
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Just joined the forum as a new Crosstrek owner. This is my 59th car and 4th subaru (2002WRX, 2005 Forester XT, 2011 WRX). This is my first non-turbo subie and since I usually always own performance cars this is a bit different for me. Too much snow and too many hours digging out the drive for the WRX this year drove me over the edge and the WRX is history. Anyway its a crystal black silica limited with nav and roof with the wing and grill. This car will end-up being my wifes car and we will let her gas guzzling toyota sequoia become a bad-weather, tow or rough use vehicle.

Overall the Crosstrek seems like a great value, and I am looking forward to improved gas mileage and being able to buy regular octane fuel for a change.

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Old 03-30-2013, 11:39 AM   #2
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Welcome! I'm a first-time Subaru owner, but we moved to Western North Carolina from Mississippi and the possibility of snow and the wonderful great outdoors pushed us to get the Crosstrek.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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Good luck with your Crosstrek and re-location as well. I have vacationed to the outer banks and really enjoyed that. I can imagine taking our Crosstrek there on a future vacation.
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Jeff,


Welcome the the Club and congrats!! I know it s a large step coming from the performance side of things. Hope you don't get withdrawal! The added ground clearance is worth it in my book. Those days when you can leave the shovel hangin on the wall are finally here!!!!


Looking forward to seeing some pics. Look around the Forums... good info and great folks!
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Welcome to the site Jeff! 59th car? Right on....a man after my own heart, so many cars so little time!
I have 9K on my XV and it just grows on me more with every drive. If I make it to 100K it will be quite a rare achievement for me to have kept a car that long. I've kept two trucks over 100 but never a car/cuv. I compliment you on choice of black! I have a "stripped down" model with cloth seats and no roof/navi and the 5 sp.- it's exactly what I wanted. I guaranty in a few months you will feel quite intelligent after picking such a versatile machine that excels in everything it does.....did I mention it grows on you?!
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome folks! I really loved the WRX. The three main factors that resulted in me going for the Crosstrek were:
1) Ground clearance for better all around all-weather, and off-the beaten path driving conditions.
2) Better gas mileage while not sacrificing the AWD
3) The ability to use regular octane gas as opposed to premium 93 octane.

Beyond that the crosstrek looks cool, has excellent utility capability and cargo space for a vehicle of its type, and sealing the deal was the level of reliability and safety that Subaru delivers in spades.

Performance? Thats all relative and the crosstrek does perform great, just not in the acceleration and braking department. Since I have never had any expectations for those things out of the Crosstrek I certainly don't feel cheated. I also still have a 91 GMC Syclone sitting in my garage so I still have an AWD turbo platform vehicle to drive when I feel the need for speed.


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Welcome, Jeff! Thank you for signing up here at the club.

59 cars is quite impressive, the Crosstrek is just number 5 for me, but my third Subaru. Thanks for signing up!
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Hello Jeff, welcome to the club!
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Thanks for the welcome folks! I really loved the WRX. The three main factors that resulted in me going for the Crosstrek were:
1) Ground clearance for better all around all-weather, and off-the beaten path driving conditions.
2) Better gas mileage while not sacrificing the AWD
3) The ability to use regular octane gas as opposed to premium 93 octane.
I second all three of those and would venture to say that nearly 100% of the club checked those boxes when looking at XV. Dang we is a smart bunch! What? Oh ARE a smart bunch!
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