has a fetish for terrible cars
- Nov 28, 2009
- Yoe, PA
- 2012 Kia Forte EX
Interesting, is that 17 on the highway? If so, efff that shit!If you want snow mobility, it still doesn't have enough ground clearance and observed MPG on some of those can be as low as 17mpg - yes, with the four cylinder. If you're going to do that, just save a bunch of money and go buy a beater WD21 Pathfinder. About the same size, about the same power and fuel economy, one hell of a lot tougher, cheaper to buy and maintain, etc., etc.
:lol: I'd rather make it completely home in the snow not "make it 5 feet before the car breaks down"!Bah, you can get a Disco for cheap. My dad bought one for around a grand and besides the engine misfiring like hell (and ATF in the break system ) it runs fine.
I'd love a Liberty CRD, resale value is insanely high though and they're super hard to find locally.*video cut for space constraints*
Foresters offer just enough capability for you to get stuck worse than most normal cars. And one of the most common post topics on the Subie Forester forums: "Help, got stuck in snow!" (A friend of mine was looking to get one for Park City recently. She bought a used Liberty CRD instead.)
IIRC, the Forester's Impreza based. I haven't seen a Forester and Legacy Wagon side by side though.Now, if you don't care about snow mobility, you still have the problem that the Forester doesn't get very good fuel economy in the real world - and if you weren't caring about the mobility issue, why would you buy a half-arsed Legacy wagon with a taller roof tacked on and a suspension lift in the first place? Just buy the Legacy wagon in that case.
Indeed, the Saturn is pretty low to the ground, I was shocked to see last gen Civic's taller than my car! :lol:Ganador, ganador, cena de pollo. Overconfidence + crappy driving = that's trouble whereever you are and whatever you're doing.
Besides, the Saturn doesn't exactly have much ground clearance, so the Forester's an improvement. I like this idea, TBH.
(Obligatory disclaimer: I am from Texas and don't drive in snow. )
My biggest worry with the Forester idea is the engine problems with head gaskets and such... Reading forums and stuff reveals big concerns about it...its not enough to cause me to veto buying one but it's raised an eyebrow for sure. A shame because it seems to be a solid car by every other measure.