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H6 owners opinions please
Posted 25 June 2003 - 08:47 AM
I presume, but want to confirm - Are they are somewhat or a lot quieter than other Subes?
The 200+ hp does get things moving - is the mpg still about 20 city and 27 hwy? real numbers?
Lastly, is the auto trans still the 4EAT as in the 4 cyl Subes?
Posted 25 June 2003 - 09:03 AM
it was a 2wd auto (4eat) about 150k original.. i think teh H6 of that era was 145hp...
i am really surprized at the somewhat crappy gas mileage of the newer subaru's in the 20's.. just my .02
Guest_1 Lucky Texan_*
Posted 25 June 2003 - 09:37 AM
I am very impressed with how quiet (at least on the inside) and smooth the engine is. Due to the typically poor throttle response (I miss carbs.) and the 'tall' gearing, you won't be 'launching out of the hole' with all that power - but buddie when it hits the torquey part of the curve or you need to pass on the highway its ALL there for you! It also corners VERY well for a vehicle with over 7 inches ground clearance.
I wish I had more for you but others here will help I'm sure.
1 Lucky Texan
Posted 25 June 2003 - 03:08 PM
By the way, I was at a Subaru survey recently, and behind closed doors they showed me an all-new 4 cylinder twin turbo model that packs 250 HP. They are debating right now what to do with the LL Bean model of the new Outback (6 cylinder or TT4). The B11S concept car was shown as well as a serious study of whether to produce it or not (I say "YES").
Posted 25 June 2003 - 08:23 PM
Posted 26 June 2003 - 07:57 PM
The engine is remarkably smooth and quiet, worlds away from my '98 OBW EJ25. I agree with the comment that the H6 is not particularly fast off the line, but the mid-range power is excellent.
Finally, my wife (who is obsessive about writing down her mileage in a little book every time she puts gas in her car) calculates that she gets 26.8 mpg in mostly highway driving.
Posted 27 June 2003 - 08:32 AM
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