Very Odd Looking Vehicular Object
- Mar 31, 2008
- Passat Alltrack
The coming months are actually the best time to start looking for a convertible, although not the months you'll enjoy having one the most. Combination of people who held/hold on to their car until summer is over and the perspective of worse weather in autumn and winter usually result in higher supply and/or lower prices.None yet, I don’t know atm. Just that I want a removable roof again.
The Merc has a sunroof, and it’s nice, but…. I want more, also more power, but I don’t want to get rid of the E-class…
Subaru CVTs drive more like a "normal" transmission. They simulate discrete gears so it seems like it is shifting "normally" so as to keep the rubber-banding haters happy. I actually wish ours (we have an Outback) would behave more consistently like you'd expect a CVT to and hold peak power (and constant RPM) in certain situations like onramps or passing, but it generally works pretty well and is pretty unintrusive.So I’ve been thinking of getting a Subaru Crosstrek. I love my Mazda 3, but I’ve been finding it too low/stuff for the local parking lots. I keep rubbing the front chin on the tallest curbs in the known universe they keep installing in front of parking stalls, and the speed bump situation is out of control in my area.
Another reason is that my parents aren’t getting any younger and the 3 is kind of low for them to get in the back whenever they visit.
I like the size of the 3 and this feels like it’s about the same footprint since it’s basically just a raised Impreza.
I’ve looked a bit into it and it seems quite capable for what it is. It’s no rock crawler but it should be able to get us to some trails and campsite that the 3 wouldn’t be able to.
I’m trying to book a test drive to see if I hate the CVT or if I can live with it.