Review: Subaru Crosstrek

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    Review: Subaru Crosstrek

    Went car shopping with a friend this weekend. He had his mind made up that a Subaru Crosstrek should be his next vehicle. He was trading in a perfectly nice 2010 VW Jetta that has been a bit of a problem child.

    Anyhow, we both left the Subi dealer scratching our heads. What do folks see in them? The interiors on pretty much all their cars scream cheap, the Crosstreck was noisy and underpowered, if GM put it's interior in a panel Van the folks here on GMI would think GM's doomed. You can get a decent manual with the Crosstrek, but you're limited to a lousy CVT if you want an automatic. Aside from AWD, nice styling, and a decent ride, neither one of us found any one single great thing about it. Add the fact its pricier than most of the competition. Needless to say my friend left without a Crosstrek.

    All in all not impressed. The Legacy is a nice car and the STi is neat, but other than that I can't see what's great about them.

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    Crosstrek is slow, ugly, and a bore to drive. I don't get it.
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    I've never figured out the love for the Subaru brand as a whole. Their vehicles look and feel so cheap.

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    Re: Review: Subaru Crosstrek

    Traditionally, Subaru's have been purchased for their powertrains (the boxer and the AWD system, which is much, much better than pretty much everyone elses). Interiors and exterior styling have never been a priority though they're trying to go mainstream now
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    The CrossTrek would make the perfect platform to update (enlarge) the Subaru "Brat"

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    Re: Review: Subaru Crosstrek

    The interior with the standard radio (no navigation) is the better looking option. I hate the nav screen that they have in the Crosstrek. The manual gearbox is a nice feature.
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    Soobies seem to be yuppie and aging hippemobiles. I think you can successfully typecast Soobie drivers 90% of the time.

    I had a rental some years back, a Forester wagon, which I took because there was nothing else on the lot.

    I wrote it up here. Talk about a POS. Seats were a backache. Motor sounded like an old Beetle.
    NOT like my '71 Superbeetle with factory extractor, which had a very mellow sound.

    The radio sucked. It had no power. The trans didn't like to kick down. My back hurt. Oh, I said that. Its handling was cumbersome.

    Without looking up my notes, that's what I remember about the car.

    Yet Soobies have a cachet, a loyal fanz base who buy again and again and again. God bless 'em.

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    Re: Review: Subaru Crosstrek

    Subaru is heating up in Northern Virginia with the aged.
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    Re: Review: Subaru Crosstrek

    We looked pretty closely at the Crosstek when shopping for our last vehicle. The thing we are looking for in a car now we thought it had, a small to midsized car with a SLIGHTLY elevated ride height and good fuel economy (taller than many compact cars, but shorter than a typical SUV/crossover)

    We thought we may have found it in the Crosstek, but after sitting it, the seats just seemed awful, I couldn't get comfortable in it.

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    I see quite a few around here. While not quite my cup of tea they look many times better than the Jeep Cherokee.
    At least Subaru still knows something about proportions and isn't putting lights in weird places.

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    Re: Review: Subaru Crosstrek

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman1970 View Post
    Subaru is heating up in Northern Virginia with the aged.
    Up in nothern idaho they are as common as trees.

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