Sell me on a Crosstrek

Discussion in 'Subaru Crosstrek' started by AnitaH, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. AnitaH


    Feb 12, 2020
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    Doing research here....trying to decide if I want a Subaru (and if so, which one :) ). I would be driving mostly solo, combination in town / rural, in a climate that tends to have a LOT of snow/ice in winter (MN). The Crosstrek seems a little small for our needs, but it's the only one that I can consider buying new (price point), otherwise I'll be looking at used. We MIGHT consider using the car for long distance road trips as well (husband & I plus tall 20 year old :) ). Fuel economy means a lot to me, but also power and smooth ride as well as handling in bad road conditions.

    How do you like the CVT? We've had only one vehicle with that transmission, and I only drove it a handful of I'm not sure how I feel about that yet.

    What are some real "perks" of your Subaru, and what are some "downsides" that maybe you hadn't anticipated when you bought?

    Any specific mechanical problems I should be aware of?

    Thanks for any help you can share.
    AnitaH, Feb 12, 2020
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  2. AnitaH


    Nov 23, 2019
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    I purchased my first Subie a little over two months ago. I'm in love with my 2019 Crosstrek limited. Handling is firm, the ride is smooth, and the interior is quite comfortable. I haven't driven it in snow yet as we don't get much snow here in NC, but I have no doubts that the Crosstrek will do well. What I really like about my car is the layout of the dash, with the 8" display plus the smaller display on top of the dash. All the information I need is quickly and easily available with the touch of a button or two. If I had one complaint, it would be that the car could use a bit more power. My last car was a bigger SUV with a 276 hp V-6. However, I have no problem with my 4 cyl. 152hp Crosstrek accelerating up an on ramp, I just have to give it a bit more gas than I'm use to.
    jcolman, Feb 13, 2020
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