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New family car - Subaru ?

Milo 6.0

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I would have taken a subie in a second over the vf wagon,not enough room in them and seats are too small,made for Asians/small people.
Back in 2014/15 we looked at Subaru wrx and ralliart lancers,subie was uncomfortably small,we got the ralliart.
Are the sti seats in the levorg small like wrx seats?
Compare reliability with the ls3 and the many issues it has,even the 6.0 and its issues,could the turbo boxer be any worse?
They are a great looking car that's for sure.
 
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If you are a small person with a small family and you don't spend too much time on the highway, maybe!
Driving a suby reminds me of driving a billy cart as a kid. Too small too noisy too low gearing and too many revs. Meh, give me a Commodore!
 

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this will show you the fun that can be had with scooby doo engines, they are not bad at all.
at 42 mins they have it on the track.


 

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Supposedly cvt auto can drone a bit so do take one for a test drive before you commit.
 

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yeah do your research on CVT's - some of the early ones had some issues you don't want to walk into.
 

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My wife has a 2016 wrx sti, and its a great car. Drives so much better than my redline to be honest.
Unless its changed in the last few years Im pretty sure the STI levorg is just appearance parts, not anything else like in the WRX, or the older sti liberties. We looked at it as well and it just wasnt value for money, you would have been better off with the outback it had far more impressive feature set, it just doest look all that great.
 

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Unless its changed in the last few years Im pretty sure the STI levorg is just appearance parts, not anything else like in the WRX, or the older sti liberties.
The STI ones are like the old "HSV Enhanced" Commodores, a few parts added here & there, more like a Storm or a Black really.
It's a WRX wagon in essence.
They're reliable enough, 2016 shouldn't be a problem with the CVT (if it's a CVT - I think they didn't sell manuals here?). The CVT isn't a very inspiring 'box to drive, though, test-drive with that in mind, it still feels a little bit elastic-bandy. It's not the sound, it's the feel. I accept that automatics are dull & any auto is always going to be Just Transport; and maybe that's why the CVT didn't bother me; but a lot of people don't like them.
 

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In the US, we run away from CVTs, they are garbage. About the Subaru engines, they are not that bad but heard from others that they leak oil and some had head gasket issues. They all pretty much said, get the Manual Transmission, that goes with most Jap cars. The only one that seems to have a decent Auto Trans is Toyota.
 

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The Levorg has the WRX engine tune 197/350
Mrs has a 2014 WRX CVT. Whilst engine is good, don't like CVT, suspension ridiculously hard, interior fit and finish poor.
If you can handle the CVT, then I suspect a 2018 is probably a nice car
 
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