So far so good, and with Michigan
winter coming, we'll really know for
sure. This car replaces our Jeep
Wrangler - seems light-years different,
I know - but not really! The Outback
Sport has WAY MORE luggage and
passenger space, is vastly more
comfortable on long trips, and uses a
LOT LESS fuel. But we never took the
Jeep on anything worse than reasonably
smooth dirt roads (lots of camping),
and the Subaru tromps over those even
more comfortably. But I wish it were
just a little roomier in the very back.
The "styled" hatch really cuts into
AWD!!! Wonderful engine, smooth
shifting, respectable gas mileage,
snappy steering feel, comfortable
(sporty) seats, lots of storage cubbys
and power outlets. And AWD!!!
CUPHOLDERS! This is America man! The
clever-but-fragile one in the dash is
silly, and the one in the center
console will hold a 12oz can or a small
coffee. Stupid! A cupholder in the
back, too please! The more luxurious
(and expensive) Forester has it right.
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