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Dogconker last won the day on November 25 2018

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About Dogconker

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    XV 2.0D SE

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  1. Not sure at the minute, if you buy new We’ve generally had a 4 week delivery time. unfortunately my review is for the Euro5 Diesel version. I have driven a petrol version and it didn’t have the same sporty feel as the diesel, even the Euro6 diesel was pretty lacklustre to drive compared with the Euro5 though quite a bit better on fuel. Subaru don’t make diesel versions now though and I think all new petrol ones are CVT. but they are a good car, I sadly had to let mine go after 5 yrs as I needed a workhorse for towing so bought a Ssangyong Pickup which is purely for pulling a caravan. definitely worth a look if you’re looking fir a mid size family car, and they do handle pretty well.
  2. Generally exhausts on diesels particulary those to make them more sporty sound awful just because they have a rough sound to them, they tend to sound like there is something wrong with the car rather than improve the sound. My mate did this to a diesel mondeo and it just sounded like it was knackered rather than tuned, he also noticed no difference in performance. You’d have to remap it to get anything useful out of it. Diesels aren’t really suited for tuning.
  3. I had mine for 5 years and even in -10C nothing ever froze up. Sounds like water is getting into the mechanism somehow
  4. Sorry you’ve moved on, didn’t fancy a Levorg then?
  5. I’ll linger, I’m like that wine stain you can’t get out if your carpet that you put the pot plant over
  6. Thanks, I’ll still be knocking around from time to time as my wife still has an XV
  7. The new musso uses their own engine and an Aisin 6 speed auto, the mercedes transmission and engine apparently was crap. It’s a 2.2TD 180hp and 400Nm which is why I wanted it for towing I wemt from the shortest in my class at 9yrs old to the tallest in the school at 6’3” by age 11. I went through clothes like hot dinners, my brothers never got to wear them because they didn’t reach 6’ until they were in their teens.
  8. Not wrong I have size 12 feet!! But thanks
  9. Bought a Ssangyong pickup to tow the caravan and carry our kit, didn’t need anything fancy but it cost around £15,000 less than an equivalent mitsi or ford pickup and then I got £4k off list so saved almost £20k on an equivalent well known branded pickup. It’s built for towing so is ideal for my needs plus a 7yr nose to tail warranty.
  10. Yep, XV is gone, dropped it off at the dealers today. Shame as it looked mint.
  11. No I had diesel injector knock not suspension rattle
  12. Well I’ll still be here because the wife still has an XV, it’s just mine won’t be here. unfortunately, with Subaru ditching diesels it means all their cars now have a refucrd towing capacity. I need to tow a 1500kg caravan, the new XV won’t pull it, literally! it would also be illegal to try, the forester and Outback previous diesels have the Euro6 engines with less torque at low revs than my Euro5 which is a pain for towing. The forester and Outback literally can’t carry as much stuff as the XV either. so whilst I love my XV it’s to expensive to justify driving 5 miles to the station each morning and not good enough a tow car to justify keeping it for that, so I have gone for the Ssangyong Musso Pick up which although Korean is only £23k new, has 400Nm torque a better trim level and is perfect for towing weighing in at over 2 tonnes. It’ll pull 3.5tonnes and you can put a tonne in the back. Plus a 7 yr warranty means I don’t really need to worry about it beyond brakes and tires etc. And that’s why I am selling the XV, well Sold thd XV now to the dealer so once my new pickup lands it’ll be gone. Anyone interested should call Pinkstones Subaru as it will there in 4-6 weeks.
  13. Well after 4.5 years I have come to the tough decision to part with the XV and buy something far less fun. I only do about 150-200 miles a week at the minute so so I don’t need such a big car for driving to and from work and we’re looking for something that is much more for towing and an automatic. the XV pulls fine but could really do with a heavier car, plus autos ard a doddle to tow with. As such it looks like in the next few weeks I’ll be reluctantly selling the old girl for a pick-up or something, wife will still be keeping hers. If anyone is looking for an XV with FSH etc that has been well looked after 😉
  14. My bearing is just starting to rumble and I have just hit 70k