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Markw1952
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Are Four Cylinders Easier To Maintain?

What's your experience in costs between the maintenance and repair of Fours vs. Six cylinder boxer engines?

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2014 Subaru Outback

New car, but get a constant smell that cat con maybe bad already. Book says to use 87 octane gas. Dealer tells me to try Mobil gas, really.. I am a big fan of Sunoco and that's all i use. Anyone hav...

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Markw1952
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Multi Valve Engines?

Do you think that an engine with FOUR VALVES per cylinder would normally outperform a similarly sized or even larger displacement engine that had only TWO VALVES per cylinder? And what's the reas...

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Markw1952
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2.5 Four Vs 2.5 Five ? Decision? Or Would You Buy A 3 Cylinder Car?

2.5 Five Cylinder cars have the same displacement as 2.5 Fours only smaller . Do you think they may work harder under load conditions to produce torque and run slightly hotter than the larger Fours ...

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Markw1952
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Would You Rather Have A 2.5 Four Or Five Cylinder?

Both of these engines have the same exact displacement, so, which runs cooler and more efficiently? It's a trade off between Four larger cylinders or Five smaller cylinders. And, please comment...

Markw1952
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Will Sell Driving Cars Depreciate The Value Of Regular Cars?

There's talk about self driving Google cars taking over in 15 to 20 years. I think it's more like 30 to 35 years, but, when they do, people are speculating that you won't be able to afford the i...

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Markw1952
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Buy Or Lease Your Next Car?

If you plan on spending $400 per month on a new car, would you rather lease or purchase the vehicle?

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Markw1952
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Can Your Car Be Too Low Mileage Or How Many Annual Miles Do You Drive?

Do you think driving less annual miles per year is saving you money on maintenance and repairs aside from routine oil changes, etc. which have to be done on a time or mileage basis?

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Markw1952
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Do You Need Under Carriage Protection?

Subaru's use boxer engines that sit low in the engine bay even though the car has higher than normal ground clearance. If you drive over gravel roads, rocks or debris could fly up and damage your c...

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Markw1952
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Protective Plates For Subaru Outback?

Have any of you considered putting protective metal plates on the undercarriage of your Outback? See link, http://get-primitive.com/3-pro...

Markw1952
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Which Car Will Last Longer?

In the long term, will a 2010 Subaru Outback Limited hold up better from a mechanical and hardware perspective than a 2009 Toyota Prius? And why? Please state your reasons for each. And, if yo...

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Markw1952
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Subaru Boxer Vs. Atkinson Cycle Engine ? Reliability And Longevity?

Could you please explain why the Atkinson cycle Inline Four is more popular than the flat Four horizontally opposed Boxer engine? Is it because of production costs or some other reason. Other th...

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Markw1952
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Double Vs, Single Overhead Cam-

In 2013, the Subaru Outback changed engines to a double overhead cam and timing chain but only gained 3 horsepower. Unfortunately, there's percentage of cars that burn excessive oil with the newe...

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Markw1952
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How Much Research Do You Do Before Purchasing A Car?

Maybe you just lease for three years? You don't ever have to worry about serious repairs because you're in essence renting the car and have the option of turning it in? Its not just the right model...

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Markw1952
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Did You Know That The Subaru Lineartonic Cvt Is An In-house Transmission?

Most Japanese cars use a CVT from Jatco transmissions. This is actually a great thing, be happy about this. If you have had any problems with your Subaru Lineartonic CVT, let's hear it. There's ...

Markw1952
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Warning Lights For Temperature On 2010 To 2014 Outback

SUBARU says that their reason for changing to a warning light instead of a gauge is to more quickly catch your attention while driving. They say that if you see a flashing red temperature icon on ...

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Markw1952
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Insurance Cost On Outback 3.6 Vs 2.5

A number of posts online suggested that the cost to insure the H6 vs. the H4 is very significant and some people said they purchased the Four over the Six for this reason. Did this affect your decis...

Markw1952
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Cvt? ?

Is it working well for you? Would you buy it again? Is it saving fuel?

34 views with 8 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Markw1952
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Would You Buy Another Outback?

Are you pleased enough with your car that you'd either buy another one or recommend to a friend? I would.

Markw1952
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Allison Transmission Vs Cvt? Is There A Difference?

These transmissions seem similar, but, I really don't know. Both have paddle shifters and the ability for engine braking. My Subaru Outback Limited has their Lineartronic CVT transmission. ...

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