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Old 05-06-2010, 06:27 PM   #181
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I was in your situation and bought a 2007 Toyota RAV4 V6 two weeks ago to replace my Outback. The rear seat adjusts fore/aft and it reclines. With the grunty 269hp V6, 0-60 in 6.8, 3500lb towing capacity, better mileage than the Outback, its worth a look. Sitting high up off the floor is much more comfy than a low seat car.
But make sure you can live with the side-opening rear door. That's an absolute show-stopper in the city.

Given that's it's a "cute-ute" class vehicle - 182 inches long versus 189 for the 05-09 OBW - I'm surprised you find it so roomy that it can fit a rear-facing child seat.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:40 PM   #182
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But make sure you can live with the side-opening rear door. That's an absolute show-stopper in the city.

Given that's it's a "cute-ute" class vehicle - 182 inches long versus 189 for the 05-09 OBW - I'm surprised you find it so roomy that it can fit a rear-facing child seat.
Yep, that rear door design is my biggest gripe, although I'm getting used to it. Both the rugrats have been in front facing seats for years, but they no longer kick the back of the front seats, so it definitely feels bigger inside than the 2000 Outback. I would've kept it awhile longer but the EJ25 engine head gasket issue had me nervous at 133k miles. Every time I drove it I kept wondering, when is this time bomb going to go "bang?"
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:51 PM   #183
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Understandalbe, since the Forester/Impreza is so short.

An XC70 only has about 3 cf of space more than a 05'-09' Outback wagon (which is about 16" longer than an Impreza). The OBW is narrower than the Volvo but has a higher roof. There is no comparison in driving them: the Volvo feels ponderous.

The new '10 OBW is wider and is available with a 3.6L H6 that's a nice motor.
To be honest with you I am just not that happy with where subies are going. I don't like the new OBW at all. I think even calling it a wagon is a bit of a stretch given its hugeness. I fear that there new relationship with toyota is cheapening the brand.
I really miss my old WRX Wagon that was stolen and totaled but alas that would have been too small anyways.
Anyways, we test drove another 09 Flex and my wife absolutely loves it so I think I will continue to hunt for a decent used one.
The long term report from edmunds is extremely positive on the Flex.
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:33 PM   #184
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Not a wagon but too sexy not to post...

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Old 05-30-2010, 04:17 PM   #185
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Subaru Forester for sale

not sure if anyone here is interested but I am putting my Subaru Forester up for sale. I need a bigger wagon.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...8#post13071268
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:44 PM   #186
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This is a pretty rare one.
Not affiliated, just thought it might interest someone here.


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Old 08-29-2010, 04:30 PM   #187
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...the new station wagon is the minivan! Why fight it?

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Old 08-29-2010, 09:40 PM   #188
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1967 Country Sedan, 289 3-speed manual with an overdrive. We drove that thing all over the west on camping trips when the kids were little. It was a great cruiser.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:43 PM   #189
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This is my current station wagon.



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Old 08-30-2010, 11:40 PM   #190
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This was ours.


1967 Country Sedan, 289 3-speed manual with an overdrive. We drove that thing all over the west on camping trips when the kids were little. It was a great cruiser.

Us too! We had a dark blue 67 Ranch Wagon. 289 automatic. I still remember the metallic blue vinyl upholstery.
Back in those unsafe days we spent most of our time in the back, hanging out feet out the windows.
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:20 PM   #191
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This is a pretty rare one.
Not affiliated, just thought it might interest someone here.


Wow. I didn't know they made Corvair wagons. I like that.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:38 PM   #192
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Wow. I didn't know they made Corvair wagons. I like that.

Only during the first generation. They also had pickups and vans

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Old 09-01-2010, 04:05 PM   #193
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:09 AM   #194
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1960 Ford. This make Carlo Muro very happy

From NM. Not one single spec of rot.

I offered 8. he wanted 15.








Not a wagon but too sexy not to post...

Are my eyes deceiving me or is that a 4 door wagon with the 2 door doors and the rest of the back doors filled in? (The window frames are a give away.). A nice job, just needs to make the middle windows blend better. Cool looking!

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Old 09-02-2010, 05:16 PM   #195
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Are my eyes deceiving me or is that a 4 door wagon with the 2 door doors and the rest of the back doors filled in? (The window frames are a give away.). A nice job, just needs to make the middle windows blend better. Cool looking!

Kenny
Ranch Wagons came in 2 and 4 door versions.
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