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Test Drive [Jul. 6th, 2007|11:26 pm]
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The Toyota Sienna and the Honda Odyssey are still neck-and-neck, but now Subaru is wayyyy out in front.

Unlike either of the minivans, the Subaru Forester and Outback are both very satisfying to drive and both have really cool gigantic sunroofs. They also both have pretty good ground clearance. The Outback has more bells and whistles, which makes me like the Forester more. The Forester is also a tiny bit cheaper and gets better gas mileage. The Outback has a slightly better sound system, but that's not saying much.

So far I prefer the Forester, but G likes the Outback better. I have the final say. I'll look them both over really hard and then decide.

G and I both liked the Subaru sales guy too.  Although...at the beginning he said his father was Belgian, and by the end his father was an Austrian Jew. But that's salesmen for you. 

Here's the Forester:

Here's the Outback:  


Whatever we choose, it will be white.

[User Picture]From: dinahprincedaly
2007-07-07 11:55 am (UTC)
they also don't need to be fixed all the time... hardly any time at all... my sister has an Outback that has roadtripped across the country eight times in its old age and never called attention to itself other than needing gas and new tires and so on... hers is green... i think she tried to friend you a while ago... matildasmom
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[User Picture]From: asmittenkitten
2007-07-07 03:42 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm, that a tough one. I ran your options by Brad and he's concerned that they both will guzzle a lot of gas, being 4-wheel drive and all. Have you checked this out?
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-07-07 03:57 pm (UTC)
They are slightly less gas hungry than the minivans.
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2007-07-07 04:05 pm (UTC)

You are so funny!

"I have the final say". How do you spell 'Trudy's'?

Boy, any of those look like great deals. Don't worry about the salesman being both Belgium and an Austrian Jew. Belgiums waffle, you know. Either way, his family would have been prosecuted during the war. Consider Gunter Grass, a Waffen SS tanksman metamorphosized into a humanitarian. Of course, he didn't sell cars, only onions. One of my favorite quotes of his, is after he visited Nicaragua during the US-Contra war, "How impoverished does a country have to be before it isn't considered a threat to the US government?"

Being an Aussie from Maine and now Argentina, my favorite is the Outback. But I'm encouraging you to go for the Forester, since that is more in line with my Scottish roots. Actually, I've a couple of friends of varying nationalities who have had one and loved them.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-07-08 01:15 am (UTC)

Re: You are so funny!

Curculio is getting funnier by the day. It worries me a little. Do you think he's hooked on that Argentine goofy-juice that they swill out of a calabash or something?

Plus, I thought he was Danish.
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[User Picture]From: matildasmom
2007-07-08 08:10 pm (UTC)


I've had my Outback 9 years. It's great. No problems. It's taken me across country 8 times.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-07-10 05:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Subaru

Thanks for the input. At the moment, the Outback is at the top of the list.
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[User Picture]From: matildasmom
2007-07-10 11:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Subaru

One summer Dinah , the two girls, my 75 lb. Akita and I went camping in the Subaru. I had a roof rack. Now I also have one of those roof containers I got when the same group made a cross country trip. The only troubel I've had was an oil leak. It was just a gasket, but because they had to take things apart to get at it it cost $400. Good luck.
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