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considering 6-cylinder vs 4
Posted 30 March 2004 - 04:56 PM
Also, in '01 & '02 Outbacks, where can I find the color choices?
Posted 30 March 2004 - 06:04 PM
Posted 30 March 2004 - 07:23 PM
IMHO, the car is rather heavy for the 2.5L. I think you'll find it at the bottom of it's class for acceleration. If that matters to you.
Posted 30 March 2004 - 07:43 PM
We are looking seriously at a Toyota Sienna AWD minivan for our next vehicle. 3.3l 230 HP on regular fuel. EPA 18/24. That should put the fuel cost really close to a 3.0 outback, in a 4,365lb vehicle that can tow 3500lb. (are you listening Subaru?) It's more expensive, but I hope the increase in reliability will make up for it.
Posted 30 March 2004 - 07:55 PM
I also wish that the towing was more on the H6-3.0...I want a boat some day...and a H6-3.0 to haul it with
I don't mind VW, Nissan, and Toyota...and I really don't mind Subaru
Posted 30 March 2004 - 10:15 PM
I have done virtually all of the maintenance on the car myself and am very impressed with it. I change the oil every 3,000 mi and it stays remarkably clean between oil changes.
I have a '98 OBW w/the 2.5. The H6 is far smother and quieter. It is not particularly fast off the line, but it has turbine-like power for passing.
I highly recommend the H6.
Posted 30 March 2004 - 10:28 PM
By the way, my XT, with its 1.8l H4, requires premium gas.
Posted 31 March 2004 - 01:12 AM
The ones I have known have been as reliable as the old 2.2 which makes sense as it is pretty much a 2.2 with a couple more cylinders.
True it has not been around long but I seem to recall hearing head gasket rumors about the 2.5 in the first year or so.
The H6 might just bring me back to Subaru for my next carry stuff car if it pans out.
Funny to think that if I and my relatives had not had such good luck with the 2.2 I would not have the 2.5 I love to hate.
Posted 31 March 2004 - 01:22 PM
If I am off the mark with my calculation, please respond.
Posted 31 March 2004 - 02:21 PM
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