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Old 12-14-2015, 04:50 PM
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Ok, shoot me I bought the wife a GLA250 for Xmas. I can't stand her Subaru and I got a killer deal on a loaded GLA demo car. I think it's a great car for the money and has the safety features like the autonomous braking that I promised myself I would have on the next vehicle I bought. Subaru is a gutless rattle trap.

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Old 12-14-2015, 05:11 PM
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Which model does she have?

My wife's Outback has been astonishingly solid in terms of build quality and reliability. We've beat the **** out of it.

My WRX rattles where the A-pillars meet the dash. Bugged me at first, but now I'm used to it. It's a tin can, but seems pretty rugged. Apparently they have a "fix" for it. I'll ride it out for another year and get something else. Maybe the new Ford Focus RS (?)
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:21 PM
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pictures?
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:58 PM
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I seem to recall that you had a R129 a few years back. Did you sell it?
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:49 PM
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Swede, we have a 2012 Forrester non turbocharged, I know that was my mistake but the other issues like the right front piller cover popping off numourous rattles intermittent electrical problems yada yada.. It is a is a solid lemon law car but the dealer and Subaru don't go down without a fight which is something I don't have the time for. On the other hand the service at the local MB-BMW-Porsche is so good I'm at a loss for words when asked what they can do to improve service they are a dream to work with. We had good luck with the previous Outback but the price on the GLA and the dealer relationship is hard to beat.

Jake, I take delivery Xmas eve I will post some pics when the snow flies.

PC sold the R129, it went to a loving home.
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:56 PM
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Nice, how much room are in those?


I think I'm going to get an E350 4Matic next, they run good lease deals on them. I'm not really to into cars at the moment just want something shiny with a star on it that's not a work truck.

Surprisingly they still sell them in what looks not to far off from 904 blue!
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:58 PM
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Which model does she have?

My wife's Outback has been astonishingly solid in terms of build quality and reliability. We've beat the **** out of it....
Ditto. And gave it to our youngest spawn who is putting many hard miles on it. Mrs B wants another Forester, but they sure are a lot bigger nowadays! Dang, we liked it small.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:49 PM
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Glad to see you back behind the star Medmech.
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:03 PM
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congrats. welcome back to the mb world!
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Old 12-18-2015, 10:51 AM
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Ditto. And gave it to our youngest spawn who is putting many hard miles on it. Mrs B wants another Forester, but they sure are a lot bigger nowadays! Dang, we liked it small.
Yes, they've grown in size. Subbies are all over the place in my commie-lib neighborhood. Also a huge amount of hybrids and Tesla's are cropping up. Rich commie-libs.
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Old 12-18-2015, 01:24 PM
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I looked at Subaru recently before I got my Mazda. they look too boring to me inside. That and a CVT? No thanks.
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Old 12-18-2015, 04:30 PM
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I still don't get it about the Foresters, but I guess it's subjective I've been Volvo and BMW for the last 8 years so I guess I'm fussy about the bare essentials that Subaru calls premium. I'm not saying it's a bad car I just don't think it's MB or BMW caliber. I did like the outback much more and wish we kept it.

Either way Santa is dropping off the MB on Monday.
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Old 12-18-2015, 04:34 PM
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Hattie as far as room goes I would say it's a tad less than the 2012 Forester except for headroom where the Subie is like a van in that regard.

Another thing I HATE about Subaru are the seats, since I have a spine made of metal I'm very particular about the ergonomics.
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Old 12-24-2015, 07:48 AM
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Here ya go, weather is crap here. https://flic.kr/p/Cjdvd1
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Old 12-24-2015, 08:08 AM
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