Subaru (specifically 2015+ 2.5 Boxer Models)

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  1. Wayne

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    The price of the Volvo's are too high for my liking, so was considering a used Subaru Outback with 2.5 boxer motor. I've heard everything from best motors ever to worst motors ever. I need to figure out how to find the truth in this. I am aware in early models there was timing belt issues, and I am aware they are well known for oil consumption issues. Every brand has issues but it seems with this one it's so polarized. It feels like a Liberal vs Conservative conversation. I can't find any unbiased views.

    Anyone know anything about the longevity and reliability of these cars/motors, or where I could really find some information?
     
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    Interesting, so 2016+ don't have consumption issues anymore?
     
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    I don’t know anything about them, but do they use the cvt? A 2.5 and cvt is going to be a dog
     
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    Yes they do, there is a 2016 Outback 3.6R as well in town. Fuel mileage wouldn't be any worse than my Willy's and not looking to buy for "fun". However, I don't want to have to invest in Exxon to own one.
     
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    Really not much option out there for awd wagons...
    - Jetta
    - Outback
    - V60/V90
    - Audi A4 Wagon
     
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    Don't think there has been a Jetta wagon in a while. There is the Golf Sportwagon and it does come in AWD.
     
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    My bad, I meant Golf yes.
     
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    id get an alltrack before a sportwagon. youll also have better luck finding an Allroad than an a4 avant

    its a weird segment, theres a TSX wagon but youll never find one, GM made a CTS wagon, but again youll never find one, and if you do it wont be the awd, more than likely a 3.0 rwd.
     
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    I had a sport wagon for a few years(TDi) fucking loved the fuel mileage obvi. Drove like a dream, But found it super low. Once zee Germans got caught for cheating we sold it back and traded in on a tiguan which we love. 4motion/pano roof/ leather etc and love it. Great on gas.
     
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    Tiguan might be on my list if I go SUV
     
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    The 2019 mazda 3 sport comes in AWD. Apparently the 6 speed auto is very well suited to the setup.
     

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