Posts made by irish
RE: Tell me about trucks
I have zero dog in the fight as they say but I drive a 2016 Subaru Outback. I love every part of it. I used to drive a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 and thought it was the greatest thing. Then there was the Dodge Ram rust. I had a choice...I could put money into fixing it or I could replace it. @orkan and @brittel were trying to find me the perfect vehicle. Then they suggested a Subaru...at first I was defensive and all other matters of upset. The truth was I knew nothing about them other than they were something I knew nothing about.
After watching SEVERAL youtube videos I was convinced it was something to check out. They have great ground clearance (8.7 inches if i remember) and great safety features. I was so sure I wanted another pickup to replace what I had that I overlooked the "crosstrek" market. Because I was so sure what I "needed" I neglected to look at anything else. We looked at the Ram 1500's and then I thought about the problems @orkan had with his 2012 1500. Within 1 week he broke it. It is not meant for anything but to look like a truck. He took it down 1 ditch and broke a part on it.
Take a look at your local dealer...they are full of "trucks" that are supposed to be the answer to your truck dreams. Take it off-road once and you will see how unimpressive they are. I am not even mentioning the fact that you will lose your ass on resale value on a "typical" 1500 or similar truck.
I get 30-38mpg highway easily with my Subaru. This last trip I took 562 miles and I could do it all on one tank of gas. That is all not even mentioning the safety features. As others on this forum can tell you I am one of the least coordinated people you will ever meet. The Subaru has Eyesight (check it out on youtube) and so many other features that makes it unique. Just by having one of the safest vehicles in America it has saved me from accidents. To me that is worth it.
If you look hard at what you are going to use the vehicle for and decide that you really don't need a pickup look at the Subaru Outback...and if you don't need an Outback they have just come out with the Ascent. Which I have not driven but it look to be the replacement for the Durango.
If you need a pickup this is not the response you need to read...but I too thought I "needed" a pickup but then I was converted to knowing what I really needed. @orkan and @brittel use their pickups for what they are intended for. One hauls tons of hay and one gets to where he needs to with no compromise. For me I thought I needed a pickup but in reality I needed a vehicle with great gas mileage, good cargo room. and great safety features.
This is all without mentioning the resale value on a Subaru is amazing.
@orkan and @brittel can probably tell you how impressed they were when they thought I would be stuck in a nasty sloppy mess only to see me pop out of the other side with no issues. The symmetrical AWD of the Subaru is impressive.