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But don’t go rushing yet, there’s some things you need to know!

you can only buy petrol versions 1.6 & 2.0 Normally aspirated so the new 2.0 petrol is over A second slower than the diesel and into double figures, the 1.6 is around 13 seconds

you can ONLY get Lineartronic gearboxes and if you want the base model 1.6 (and you’re going to need to be sitting down for this) you’re going to have to fork out £25k!! Yes you did read that right!

on the up side, it has a lot more toys, it has the same hill descent system as the forester, adaptive lights, lane warnings etc. Theyve also tightened the suspension.

But £25k, no way I’m chopping in my 2013 diesel that does 0-60 in 9 seconds, has a manual gearbox and quite frankly I love. 

That and I’m getting a caravan so not going to be pulling it with a 1.6 and there’s much better cars out there for £27k if you want the 2.0l.

i think Subaru have missed the mark here, they’ve jumped up £4-5k and given very little in return.

shame really

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55 minutes ago, Norrie said:

Surely a diesel will be available at some point?

 

Norrie.

No, Subaru have stated on their website that there is only the 1.6 and 2.0 petrol, currently they’re struggling to shift diesels since the government have said that they’re dirty, polluting monsters that should be banned. 

There’s a lot of specialists pointing out that per mile most modern diesel cars are less polluting than most petrols. But now we’re in a position where they’re going to be classified as polluting and therefore no one now wants them. If you want to tow, you’re now on to a £26k 2.0 petrol XV.

 

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When I bought my Forester XT last year the dealer was surprised I did not want diesel. Spoke to him last week and he said the diesel Forester is being dropped in the near future. Weird times we live in. 

The diesel Honda Crv is being dropped too.or so I believe.

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40 minutes ago, BarrieW said:

When I bought my Forester XT last year the dealer was surprised I did not want diesel. Spoke to him last week and he said the diesel Forester is being dropped in the near future. Weird times we live in. 

The diesel Honda Crv is being dropped too.or so I believe.

I’m keeping my diesel until they come up with downing suitable for towing a caravan, can’t see my pulling my van up the M6 with a 1.4 hybrid?? 

So my 2.0d is hanging around for a few more years yet

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I have test driven the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the the new 2018 XV, deposit down for the Subaru XV.

Price is cheap compared to other AWD brands (except Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross), as you have to customize their SUV engines to make it AWD/4x4 and the price goes into £30k.

I don't tow, so engine power fine for me, as its nippy offline (does not compete to my current car, Audi TT 3.2 ;).

5 year warranty on powertrain, as most other manufactures only offered 3 years when you read fine print.

XV (aka Crosstrek) been out in the States & Canada for a while now and going off their forum, they sold out in Canada (as theirs come with full size spare wheel and winter pack (heated steering wheel, remote engine start etc) and it has been well received.  Only complaint so far, about the entertainment system freezing or going slow.  A lot of issue with Car Play/Android Auto etc, was all caused by cheap USB cables.

Looking forward to getting mine next month.

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3 hours ago, GGMan said:

I have test driven the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the the new 2018 XV, deposit down for the Subaru XV.

Price is cheap compared to other AWD brands (except Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross), as you have to customize their SUV engines to make it AWD/4x4 and the price goes into £30k.

I don't tow, so engine power fine for me, as its nippy offline (does not compete to my current car, Audi TT 3.2 ;).

5 year warranty on powertrain, as most other manufactures only offered 3 years when you read fine print.

XV (aka Crosstrek) been out in the States & Canada for a while now and going off their forum, they sold out in Canada (as theirs come with full size spare wheel and winter pack (heated steering wheel, remote engine start etc) and it has been well received.  Only complaint so far, about the entertainment system freezing or going slow.  A lot of issue with Car Play/Android Auto etc, was all caused by cheap USB cables.

Looking forward to getting mine next month.

Don’t get me wrong, not in any way saying that the new XV is a bad car, it isn’t, it’s a very good car. But at £27k for the 2.0l that means there’s better cars out there for towing purposes, the 1.6 wouldn’t do it.

i think if it was just a daily driver with off-road capability it’d be fine, but for towing you need the low end torque of a diesel.

the dealer was trying to sell me one ad whilst I like the look of the new XV I do prefer the styling of the current model I have.

with the annual mileage that I do (circ 8k pa) and the cost of changing to a new car, it makes more sense for me to run my current car into the ground, which I think is what up will do to be fair.

They’ve stepped the XV up a level basically to compete with the more luxury market. It has a lot more toys on it compared to the current XV, hence the price. I’m surprised there’s no hybrid option though, most manufacturers have a hybrid option theses days.

hope you like your new car, please pop a review up when you have had it for a bit.

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