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After a Subie in 1976 and 3 Foresters in the last 15 years my new car is ordered and should be in any day. It's the silver ice Limited.
Some of the options that I ordered are the auto dim mirror, seat back protector, bumper cover, side nets, roof spoiler, side moldings,
all weather mats and aero bars. Didn't want the nav, but to get the moonroof I had to get the nav - don't know why these 2 options are a package. I loved the test drive!
 

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It was a four door and all I recall was after only 2 years it had many rust holes and I sold it. They were garbage cars back then. Subie has come a long way from the old days.
 

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Welcome. I don't know why you have to order the Nav with the Moonroof. I wonder if it is a limited thing. I got my premium Crosstrek off the lot with moonroof but no nav. You will enjoy the car.
 

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My new Crosstrek is also my fifth Subaru....my listing is:

1991 Legacy sedan fwd
1992 Legacy wagon awd
1996 Legacy sedan fwd
1996 Outback awd (still in my yard...was my daily driver but is now my son's new ride)
2013 Crosstrek
 

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Welcome. I don't know why you have to order the Nav with the Moonroof. I wonder if it is a limited thing. I got my premium Crosstrek off the lot with moonroof but no nav. You will enjoy the car.
It is a Limited thing. There were some things we wanted in the Limited, but the moonroof in that model is bundled with nav. I guess Subie feels if you are going to spend more on the Limited they can get a few hundred bucks extra by putting in a nav.
 

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Welcome!! Seems like a trend that I see is once you own a Subie... you always will. I can see why... this is my first and love it.
 

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I almost bailed out on Subie with the Forester I'm trading. It has a leaking head gasket and when I spoke to my service guys about it they said it has been a big problem in Subie engines for years. Then I looked up the issue on the web and found tons of references to the issue. I was really turned off since the repair would me $1500+ if I can find someone to do the job well. I decided to trade the 2006 Forester when my dealer offered an unlimited mileage 10-year guarantee on the entire drive train including head gaskets. This is not via third party insurance. I'm sure they are doing this to restore faith in the brand. I also contacted Subie and they acknowledged the problem and even said they would reimburse me 50% if I decided to fix the Forester. With all this and assurance from Subie that the issue is resolved, we went for the Crosstrek. Only time will tell.
 

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My understanding is that gasket issue has been resolved in the past year or two and shouldn't be an issue on the XV.

Either way, that kind of warranty should be fantastic, and hopefully doesn't come into play too much.
 

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My understanding is that gasket issue has been resolved in the past year or two and shouldn't be an issue on the XV.

Either way, that kind of warranty should be fantastic, and hopefully doesn't come into play too much.
I believe this is the case.

Also, I don't think it was a problem with Subaru engines specifically, but all inline engines in general. It's because the head gasket sits vertical instead of horizontal I believe. I may be waaaaay wrong, though.
 

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ClubCrosstrek said:
chasem said:
My understanding is that gasket issue has been resolved in the past year or two and shouldn't be an issue on the XV.

Either way, that kind of warranty should be fantastic, and hopefully doesn't come into play too much.
I believe this is the case.

Also, I don't think it was a problem with Subaru engines specifically, but all inline engines in general. It's because the head gasket sits vertical instead of horizontal I believe. I may be waaaaay wrong, though.
Here is a link explaining the issue with Subaru engines. The problem dates to 1998 and continued until around 2008. Subaru corporate recommended to me that a Subaru specific antifreeze be used anytime the coolant is flushed.
Check out allwheeldrive dot com and search for subaru head gasket
 

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Sorry it is allwheeldriveauto dot com - on the search look for the articles parts 1 and 2. It seems the issues with the head gasket were different in 1998 and early years as compared to later years. Parts 1 and 2 explain all this.
 
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