2010 Legacy/Outback decent mileage

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I could get 30-31 mpg on the hwy in my old A4 1.8TQ... that was almost 10 years ago, but I'm guessing the new Legacy is heavier, so it's a pretty good result.
 
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Hope that cvt will hold up for the long run. I'm not in the market though, I have an '86 GL I have to try to wear out first! It gets me in the low 30's for mileage as well.
 
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I liked the last gen legacy, but fuel mileage did scare me away. That and size. Looks like Subaru has my number. I hope they don't torch my car.
 
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Must be all the love they are packing into those new Subarus. After all, love is what makes a Subaru a Subaru. And no, I don't understand Subaru's new marketing campaign of love, at least they have something else to stand on now over the old loveless designs. Clark
 
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My 2000 Forester was the best and most loved of all the cars ivied owned. Typically got ~ 28 mpg Highway until I sold it with 176,000 miles and never had any major part fail. Lot of cars got better mileage but, not the safety of the full-time four wheel drive. Many people don't figure that one major part failure after the warranty wipes out many many of the extra 2-3 MPG advantage. The bottom line is figuring the total car cost over the normal life (in my case 125,00 + miles or 10 years)
 
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Ed, Why would you need the "Safety" of all-wheel drive in Florida. You mean to tell me rain will make you crash without AWD. You must not be in control of your right foot.
 

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 Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
I could get 30-31 mpg on the hwy in my old A4 1.8TQ... that was almost 10 years ago, but I'm guessing the new Legacy is heavier, so it's a pretty good result.
I believe the new car is size of your current BMW and more a Audi A6 size vehicle. The previous version (mine) is more on par with an Audi A4. Nice to have a choice of efficient AWD as no one offers it. It even bests their own smaller Impreza.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Eddie
My 2000 Forester was the best and most loved of all the cars ivied owned. Typically got ~ 28 mpg Highway until I sold it with 176,000 miles and never had any major part fail. Lot of cars got better mileage but, not the safety of the full-time four wheel drive. Many people don't figure that one major part failure after the warranty wipes out many many of the extra 2-3 MPG advantage. The bottom line is figuring the total car cost over the normal life (in my case 125,00 + miles or 10 years)
Well, how about the expense of AWD, my friends have a forester that is now 2WD... Something messed up in the centre dif so the service guy just pulled a fuse and now its running just with the front tires being driven. They use snows and haven't really missed the "safety" of AWD too much at all. I would never buy a subaru expecting to save money on repairs, they are pretty good, but the extra stuff under there all needs to be maintained and does fail from time to time.
 
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FWD = best for economy RWD = best for sports cars / race cars / drivers cars AWD = worst for ecconomy / MPG / cost / HP loss best for not getting stuck / forward bite All designs are safe when operated below the limits.
 
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