Andyfr

Considering an XV

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Hi, I have just joined the forum to get a bit more knowledge about the XV.

I'm thinking about changing my car this year and a Subaru XV is on my shortlist. We live in the Highlands and get quite a bit of snow so four wheel drive isn't a luxury.

Current car is a Freelander 2 GS Auto 2011MY owned from new. Don't like the Discovery Sport and am moving away from diesel anyway so it wouldn't be an option anyway.

I intend to visit the dealers around Easter. The main things I will be looking at then will be the measurements of the boot, if a spare wheel is available (quite happy with a spacesaver) and the comfort of the seats, bit of lumbar support and not too hard.

Anyway, I'll be checking out the forum when I can.

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Hi,

 

Have a look at the post 'How are you guys finding the XV'. It's a recent one in this section.  There is some info there about the optional space saver spare wheel.

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Cheers @robin61 glad to see someone helping in the xxv sections :2guns:

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No bother. I must get myself one of these xv's either that or an Outback is what I fancy. Need to hand the company car back first though.

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An XV or forester are both in my watch list for years ahead....I'm totally won over by Subaru petrol autos and long for the ride height of my old Foz

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Yes I will be going for petrol auto as well. I don't cover a great deal of miles so can' t justify diesel plus as I do a fair bit around town I am concerned about DPF issues with diesel. I like auto especially around town and a decent ride height. Yeah I know fuel economy will not be great but really unless it' s ridiculous as i don' t cover huge mileages it' not a big problem for me.

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I need better than my current 26mpg , even though I don't do too many miles (7k last year)

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I won' t be buying brand new I will probably go for something about 3 years old with low mileage. Too much depreciation buying brand new. I have been keeping my eyes open on prices on auto trader and there doesn' t seem to be a huge difference at that age. I think I would enjoy either car though so choosing is a nice problem to have.

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Went along to the Subaru dealer on Saturday armed with a tape measure so that I could find out the size of the boot. Length and width was okay but the height is too small, especially when a spare wheel is under the floor. Unfortunately that rules the XV out. We had a look at the Forester and the size of the boot is fine, but it's not the best looking of the Subaru range, even the dealer said the same.

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