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Outback vs. Outback Sport
Posted 02 March 2005 - 11:52 PM
For instance I know that the Sport will not have a DR available unless it comes from overseas.
What else do I need to know to decide?
Posted 03 March 2005 - 11:37 AM
The Outback (OB) is a bit taller to begin with. It has more inch or so more ground clearance than the Outback Sport (OBS)
I have an OBS so here is my biased point of view.
OB is a longer car so will not be a nimble as the OBS. But it has more cargo room and it can tow more b/c of the longer wheelbase.
OBS is based on the impreza so most of the parts that people upgrade on the WRX like sway-bars, brakes are a direct swap. Easier to find aftermarket rally stuff also.
I think that both will do ok in forest/fire road situations, desert trail driving.
I have driving a friend's OB on the road is it handles average for a car. Great for a wagon. I have yet to wheel it so I can't compare it to my OBS off-road.
OBS offroad is great. You have to know your limits. No rock crawling. you have to be really aware of your line and how you drive b/c you can really scrape up stuff b/c of the low ground clearance. Sand, gravel and dirt roads it rocks. The IFS soaks up the bumps and the AWD is asking to be hammered.
Either one will test your ingenuity as a tinkerer b/c or the lack of aftermarket support. I find that stuff made of the Jeep Cherokees are the closest to these vehicles.
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