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Old 12-13-2012, 05:39 PM  
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Hey Folks -- Just checking in. Took delivery of my new Subaru Crosstrek XV last Saturday. It's the Premium with the 2.0 CVT and I love it so far. Had an issue with the steering drifting to the right, but took it straight back to the dealer. He rotated the tires and that seems to have solved the problem. Looking forward to doing some conservative "mudding" in the near future and hope to share stories and learn a lot from the rest of you. This is my first Subaru and I'm excited to join the community.

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Old 12-13-2012, 05:50 PM  
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Hi Ray, Congratulations. Your car looks great, premium roof rack too! Thanks for the photo.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:03 PM  
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Yeah, I find a roof rack is pretty useless without the cross bars, so I ordered them when I ordered the car. Hood protector is on the way, too.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:06 PM  
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Hello and welcome! Thank you for signing up, I hope you find what you're looking for here. I'll be honest, when Subary started advertising the orange color for the Crosstrek I was a little thrown off, but the more and more "real life" photos I see of it, the more I learn to love it.

Let us know how it does in your mudding adventures.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:22 PM  
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You've heard this before, I'm sure, but photos don't do it justice. It's not nearly as bright an orange as it looks. I was afraid it was going to be a "San Francisco Giants" orange. Living in the Bay Area and being a Padres fan, I didn't want crazed Giants fans giving me thumbs up all the time.

It's actually "creamier" than that and doesn't look at all like it does in pictures. I really like it, and it's certainly easy to spot in a crowded mall parking lot.
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Welcome, thanks for joining! Love the new ride, what are your first impressions?
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:15 AM  
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Welcome! Looks like another member of the SF Bay Area has joined! (I'm in the south bay)

If you have already, how fun is it around one of the local mountain passes? And the mud, when will the porno-, er pictures get here???
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Welcome. Looking forward to mud pics!
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:24 PM  
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Just highway duty so far, but I like it. My Civic seats were more comfortable, but perhaps these just take some getting used to. I love the upholstery and the interior, although the dash array is utilitarian at best. I find myself looking for the gas gauge over and over again, but that will pass. The CVT is much more responsive than reviewers have given it credit for, and while the paddle shifters seem to work just fine, I find that mashing the pedal to the floor works just as well. Still trying to find a steering wheel angle that is comfortable and lets me see the MPH when I'm at highway speeds, but I'll get that sorted out too, eventually. A digital readout for MPH would be appreciated, but I can live with the old-school needle.

With the holidays around the corner, I'm not sure when I'll get the chance to get any mudding done, but I'll certainly let you know my impressions and post some photos when the time comes.

And thanks for all the welcomes.
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Awesome awesome. Another question: you say you're from San Francisco area, how is the Crosstrek/CVT handling the steep hills? I have never been to San Fran but everything I see is steep hills everywhere! Is the Crosstrek working really hard to pull up the hills?
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