I don't like the styling of the Forester. I like the Crosstrek. But, another issue is the choice of transmissions: manual or CVT. I like manuals enough that I ordered my '96 Dodge Ram 2500 with a 5-speed manual, but these days I'm content to have an automatic, and I'm not keen on getting a CVT. Finally, the blue color offered by Subaru is nowhere near as nice as the blues offered by Mazda or Ford. So, what I'll probably do is wait for the roads to be snow covered and then test drive a Ford Escape to see how I like its AWD system.
As for jacking this thread without rectificationating the subject line, as penance, if I happen to remember, I'll make my next meal ever so slightly less delicious than usual. Jai Guru Dev! ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozg...@sbcglobal.net> wrote : Careful Buck, our esteemed moderator was the one who "digressed" though it perfect order with the thread. He needed a little help deciding on a new car. I might suggest to Alex to see if he can find a 2010 Forester for sale since it doesn't have the problem. Make sure it was kept up though. Also track if Subura relents and recalls to fix the problem. On 11/22/2014 03:12 AM, dhamiltony...@yahoo.com mailto:dhamiltony...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote: Dear FFL Moderators; could you do something about the people who jack threads and drive them off away here without changing the subject line? Like some severe discipline for people without subject-line discipline, -Buck ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <j_alexander_stanley@...> mailto:j_alexander_stanley@... wrote : Today, a friend alerted me to a serious oil burning issue Subaru is having with their current engines, and the company is being a dick about it. With that going on and the closest dealer being in Cedar Rapids, I'm going to pass on the Subaru. I may just see what the local Ford/GM dealer has. That same friend just got a front wheel drive Ford Escape, and he loves it. Couldn't possibly be worse than my rebuilt, salvage title, 2003 Pontiac Vibe with its nifty, not yet recalled shrapnelizer airbag in the steering wheel. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> mailto:noozguru@... wrote : Yup, my 16 year old Forester is doing fine in the monsoon we are enjoying though AWD can't do much about California drivers who can't drive even in dry weather. On 11/21/2014 07:53 AM, j_alexander_stanley@... mailto:j_alexander_stanley@... [FairfieldLife] wrote: Well, Maharishi came to me and said that the utter beauty and dry pavement performance of the Mazda CX-5 does not compensate for an AWD system that will reluctantly send a little power to the rear wheels only after the front wheels have started spinning. Being in tune with Iowa's Laws of Nature will require the purchase of a Subaru. Jai Guru Dev! -