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Old 01-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #1231 (permalink)
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parents ford raptor

when i am allowed to drive it
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:38 AM   #1232 (permalink)
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I gotta see one of those in person still.

How's it drive and how much room is in there compared to lets say a forester?
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:50 AM   #1233 (permalink)
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:32 AM   #1234 (permalink)
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We drive my husbands 2007 Dodge Charger. Have driven it to our "local" mountain, and in Tahoe. It does ok.

I drive a 2007 Chevy Impala....and it is the biggest POS when it comes to snow or ice. It is a scary ass death trap. Drove it up to Bass Lake for vacation once when there was some snow on the ground. Traction control went crazy, car sliding all over the place. With or without traction control on the car just seemed to want to send me to my death My husband was driving his car right ahead of me and he had no problem.

I just have my basic all weather tires on it...and my tire shop didnt think new tires would help the situation. We have both owned our cars since they were new....my car will be the first we replace, looking into something with 3rd row seating and 4wd for my next ride
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:56 AM   #1235 (permalink)
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08 subie wrx hatch. stage 2 w/ supp mods.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:44 AM   #1236 (permalink)
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2012 Ford Focus SE 5-Speed with a set of Bridgestone Blizzak snow tires. Avg 38 mpg roundtrip to the mountains and have never had any issue driving in blizzard conditions. A solid set of snow tires will do wonders for a non AWD vehicle.
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I gotta see one of those in person still.

How's it drive and how much room is in there compared to lets say a forester?
It is AMAZING in the snow. It is essentially an Impreza on steroids and that is basically how it rides. Frame is stiffened up to tow and the suspension is completely different offering nearly 9" of clearance and more than a Jeep Grand Cherokee. You can look at an Impreza sport to get an idea of what the XV will be like. 31 mpg on my last 3.5hr trip to Vermont with the boards on top and the less efficient 5 speed(the CVT gets 2-3mpg better).
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2012 Ford Focus SE 5-Speed with a set of Bridgestone Blizzak snow tires. Avg 38 mpg roundtrip to the mountains and have never had any issue driving in blizzard conditions. A solid set of snow tires will do wonders for a non AWD vehicle.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #1239 (permalink)
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12' WRX, 12' Impreza Sport, '13 Crosstrek XV. Usually take the WRX, but for the longer trips we take the Crosstrek as it gets much better mpg!

The funnest one with general altimax arctic tires:


The rest of them:

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12' WRX, 12' Impreza Sport, '13 Crosstrek XV. Usually take the WRX, but for the longer trips we take the Crosstrek as it gets much better mpg!

The funnest one with general altimax arctic tires:


The rest of them:
Man, Im loving all the subie love here!

Also, good to see love for the crosstrek. Im seriously considering one a year or so down the line.
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