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  1. clajiness
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    Hi, all. I haven't owned a Subaru in a few years, so I thought I'd circle back and introduce myself. I've been on a Volkswagen kick since I last owned Subarus, but the Tiguan was just too under-powered for my liking. That's why we brought home a new (to us) '20 Outback XT with ~13k miles. The wife loves it, and I don't mind driving it at all. It's a big car, but it scoots just fine.

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    My other car is a manual '18 Golf R. Until Subaru makes an STI hatch again, I'm good with this one. It's a great car, and it's been super solid so far. The interior doesn't even creak or rattle. ;)

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    So ya, that's us! Nice to see the forum is still around. Take care!
     
  2. tangledupinblu
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    I dig the wheels on the VdoubleU! Welcome back...newb!:p
     
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    That is an awesome color for the outback, but then again I'm a little partial to blue.

    Always thought the Golf R's were a neat ride but never been in one, how long have you had it?
     
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    I love the blue Outback. So many SUV drivers don't know what they are missing by skipping over the Outback.

    I too have always wondered what a hot Golf is like, but have never even ridden in one.
     
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    Sorry for the late reply...

    Agree 100% agree with you both. The Outback (especially this XT ) is awesome. So much better than most SUVs I've been in. My wife is a happy driver in it.

    Regarding the Golf, I've had it for about a year. I think it's a fantastic car. Coming from a 13 WRX and a 15 FXT, the interior is ridiculously nice. It's had zero rattles, and has very little hard plastic. The manual has been really easy to drive as a daily, and it's super composed for every day commuting around. When I do want to tear around a bit, its different driving modes really change the feel of the car. It has adaptive suspension, so I can firm it up for fun time, or soften it for highway cruising. It has adaptive cruise, too, so it's a borderline decent road trip car. It's "only" ~300hp, so it's not the quickest around, but it takes a tune really well (especially with the DSG auto), so the sky is the limit.

    If you guys are planning any meetups this summer, I'd be happy to stop by and take a couple of you (vaccinated folks, of course) for a spin.
     
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    Well, not Subaru related, but this thread is fun, so here we go... The '18 Golf R is gone. I brought home a '19 Golf R! Decided to trade in the manual for a DSG (dual-clutch auto), and I couldn't be happier with it. Shifts are lightning fast, and I can do 4.5 second 0-60 pulls all day. Anyway, thought I'd share with some fellow enthusiasts. Thanks!
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    I like the new color, but personally I would have stayed manual. Ain't nothin' like rowing through your own gears.
     
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    While I agree, I more often than not want the computer to shift for me. It’s really good at what it does, and when I get the itch, I use the flappy paddles. When I just want to cruise, I stick it in drive and go. It’s an easy button, with the benefit of being faster, stronger when you want to tune, and has adaptive cruise.

    Anyway, to each their own. This why they offer both. I’d probably still be driving subaru if they offered a similar transmission in the STI.
     
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    A dual clutch STi would be dope!
     
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    7 Speed DSG FTW. I love my 19' Rabbit as well.
     
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    Is that the GTI Rabbit Edition? I had a '16 GTI, and it was a hoot. Nice choice!
     
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    Yep, the anniversary edition, one of the 1,000 in Urano Gray more specifically, love the thing and definitely didn't regret turning in my 14' FXT for it.
     
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    My Urano has never been Gray. Sounds like an ointment is needed
     
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    Can you see your own Urano?
     
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