New Desert Khaki for the OLD MAN
Hey guys, joining the 'club' here with a new XV. Looking forward to reading up on all your car adventures!
I traded in a '11 Mercedes GLK350. Really nice car but I can't tow it with my RV so the 5pd manual Crosstrek is the ticket. Plus it's a lot cheaper to buy and run than the little benzo - it got 18.5mpg over 20K miles on premium fuel. OUCH!!
What a cool little car. This will be the third Subaru I have owned in my lifetime. The first one was my very first 'new' car, a DL Coupe in 1977. I think that car was about $6200 and that was quite a bit of money. Uh oh...now I'm dating myself. I also had a Forester, about 2001. I grew tired of the boxy, kinda homely little Forester. This new XV actually has some style!!
For all the pro and amateaur reviewers that say the car is underpowered - hogwash! It goes just fine and I'm having to keep it under 4 grand 'till we get some miles on it. And it's not that much noiser over the road than my benzo. So for here too, I think they are nitpicking.
I was disappointed that I couldn't get a roof and leather with a stick. Oh well, just getting the car was more important than what accessories it had. Even the base is pretty nicely equipped. I guess I got 'package 1' with bumper cover, splash guards, and cross rails for the rack.
Love it love it love it!!
OC - So-CAL
Desert Khaki 5pd Crosstrek - Subaru #3