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You'll have it a long time, spread the cost over those years and it isn't so bad :D
Some of the new safety bells and whistles are quite useful.

So what did you get?
Subaru Forester

I was seriously looking at the smallest jeep (so much less money), but no one in my home town does warranty work on them... and the salesman clearly wasn't motivated to make me happy.

At subaru the Crosstrek is the cheapest with ground clearance... but they had ZERO in stock, no new ones, and no old ones. Also, everyone I know that has driven one says visibility in that model is poor.

They had only 8 Foresters in stock, all various higher end models, and of the 8, 5 were white! :sick i don't want a white car... I would lose it in the first snow bank.

they had i think three lower end models (so lower cost) en-route... all three were already sold.

they had a FEW outbacks in stock... but I really didn't want a car that big...

I asked about ordering a Forester... he said they had no idea about inventory... everything was so funky at present... there lot for new cars was almost empty.

So I pointed to the less expensive gray car, and said that was what I wanted. :idunno

Not sure how I feel about some of these gadgets.... the "big brother is watching" parts are disturbing. But I researched... have to get a pretty old car to avoid that.

I do like the backup camera, and the blinking lights that tell me when someone is in my blind spot.

I did get heated seats... I have missed them for 15 years.... I am very glad to have them again.

I also got a heated steering wheel which I have never had but always wanted.

It also comes with the cool "open and close without touching" hatch back.

AND leather seats, and full rubber floor mat trays to hold all of the mud, snow, and filth. Never have understood people that want carpet floor mats.
 

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i don't want a white car... I would lose it in the first snow bank.
Nah, white cars get dirty really fast, it would be a brown spot in the white snow ;) Grey or brown match the dirt well and don't look as dirty as light and dark cars. Of course my Prime is Silver and DW's Leaf is medium dark blue ... because that is what was available.

My guess is the Subaru will be more reliable than the Jeep.

Carpeted floor mats are for people who live where it never snows and their feet never leave pavement or concrete.

Real leather or faux? Mine are faux which is just fine with me.
 

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Nah, white cars get dirty really fast, it would be a brown spot in the white snow ;) Grey or brown match the dirt well and don't look as dirty as light and dark cars. Of course my Prime is Silver and DW's Leaf is medium dark blue ... because that is what was available.

My guess is the Subaru will be more reliable than the Jeep.

Carpeted floor mats are for people who live where it never snows and their feet never leave pavement or concrete.

Real leather or faux? Mine are faux which is just fine with me.
Supposedly real leather.

Pretty swank, super nice driving it home today.
 

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i don't want a white car... I would lose it in the first snow bank.
:lol: :gig
Subaru Forester
I really liked mine. Bought another without a tranny to put mine in to have another one once again.
My guess is the Subaru will be more reliable than the Jeep.
Probably. I think (the old ones) Jeeps are pretty reliable but Subaru's are very reliable.
 

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:lol: :gig

I really liked mine. Bought another without a tranny to put mine in to have another one once again.
My guess is the Subaru will be more reliable than the Jeep.

Probably. I think (the old ones) Jeeps are pretty reliable but Subaru's are very reliable.
Yeah.... that was my thought too.... the Subaru should be more reliable... so higher cost to buy it.... but in the long run it should be worth it.
 

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Pretty swank, super nice driving it home today.
Dang you are getting spoiled! Next thing we know you'll be turning on the heat in the house when it gets down to 50°F INSIDE.

I think (the old ones) Jeeps are pretty reliable but Subaru's are very reliable.
Maybe the REALLY old ones? Jeep has been at or near the bottom of Consumer Reports reliability chart along with Fiat for quite a while.
 

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Not as cute.... only slightly bigger.

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