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      Ford seems about average. Touchscreen in that...

      Ford seems about average. Touchscreen in that photo adds quite a bit to the clutter.
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      My experience is with a non-SI 2011. Interior...

      My experience is with a non-SI 2011. Interior seemed fine for an economy car. Good fuel economy under all conditions, and drove decently, minus some weird steering feel. 20 years ago, Civics were a...
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      You've got the whole RC firefighting thing as...

      You've got the whole RC firefighting thing as well:


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nwT7mdAmW8
    4. I'm hoping you are high with those prices. Those...

      I'm hoping you are high with those prices. Those prices would be above the four Subaru models with auto transmissions that VW may be aiming for. Manual versions for three of the below are even...
    5. Subaru's offerings with auto transmission are: ...

      Subaru's offerings with auto transmission are:

      Impreza $20,500
      Forester $24,000
      XV Crosstrek $24,100
      Outback $26,000

      If they could hit under 24K with AWD and auto, it would fall just about...
    6. Any guesses on how much AWD will add to the cost?

      Any guesses on how much AWD will add to the cost?
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      Had a Mazda2 down in FL a few weeks ago. Felt...

      Had a Mazda2 down in FL a few weeks ago. Felt like I stepped back in time as soon as I sat inside, but not in a bad way. Simple dash, rotary dials for HVAC, and even a mechanical sliding control...
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      Type of driving is huge when it comes to fuel...

      Type of driving is huge when it comes to fuel economy with turbos, same goes for domestic V8s with massive overdrive gears (Corvette for example).

      On the highway, both are impressive (particularly...
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      150HP (Neon, did have Mopar PCM, so probably a...

      150HP (Neon, did have Mopar PCM, so probably a bit higher but never did get WHP numbers)
      205WHP, 240WHP, 320WHP (Legacy GT, probably a bit higher now since I have equal length headers)

      Not sure...
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      Give me a Subaru Forester-sized vehicle with...

      Give me a Subaru Forester-sized vehicle with similar low beltline, an AWD system with the the ability to lock an active center diff with loose front and rear torsen diffs., LT1 (modern) motor, 6MT...
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      Worcester, MA has over two feet and counting. ...

      Worcester, MA has over two feet and counting. Same goes with a few other cities and towns. Scituate and Nantucket were hit hardest with storm surge this morning. Will see what this afternoon's...
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      What type of daily driving would the car be...

      What type of daily driving would the car be doing? Is there a second car for longer drives/vacations?




      I'll be devil's advocate here... I think your first kid is a good time to look at...
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      I was an Eagle Medallion Wagon fan at the time. ...

      I was an Eagle Medallion Wagon fan at the time. I thought it was cool the third seat faced forward versus backwards like all of the other wagons of the day:
      ...
    14. ever so slight higher roofline to get seats off...

      ever so slight higher roofline to get seats off floor/better visibility up
      manual HVAC controls
      stability control
      slightly longer rear door openings
      slightly better rear seat space
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      I think the only CUV in the US that has AWD and a...

      I think the only CUV in the US that has AWD and a manual is the Subaru Forester.

      -B
    16. -Don't really care about handling -AWD helps in...

      -Don't really care about handling
      -AWD helps in dry conditions with average cars
    17. The Legacy GT was made over 10 years ago at this...

      The Legacy GT was made over 10 years ago at this point, and I've started to look at replacements. Nothing really comes close. So, onto the replacement I can dream about. Loses the manual, but...
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      Snow country and hit dirt roads/fire roads...

      Snow country and hit dirt roads/fire roads frequently for home/work/pleasure, I'd go Outback. Better soft-roader.

      Family hauler and on-road 99% of the time? CR-V. Better real-world economy, and...
    19. How do hybrid/electric car regen brakes handle...

      How do hybrid/electric car regen brakes handle ice? I know some models can have fairly aggressive regen settings, and was wondering what would happen on a very low traction surface. Would they...
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      Poll: If it splits the difference between the Crosstrek...

      If it splits the difference between the Crosstrek and Outback, they may be onto the "just right" sizing. Then again, that's where Subaru was and then they upsized , and now are selling better than...
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