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Old 4th December 2014, 03:59 PM
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Interesting that the Subies are being promoted by Subaru as "offroad" again. They mostly avoided the OR term after the L Series.

http://www.subaru.com.au/off-road
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Old 4th December 2014, 06:40 PM
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^ Like others, I have concerns about the CVT longevity and robustness. The 4EAT has earned a high reputation in this respect.

I also wonder if FHI have fixed the oil burning problems that plagued earlier FB engines, and worry about what happens if your FB engine develops this problem after the warranty has expired ... .

Thanks for the link, Kevin.
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Old 4th December 2014, 06:46 PM
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Pitty there is no dual range manual in their range. The XV gearing is way too tall for off road and the 2 litre lacks torque. Though the US version does come with a 5 Speed dual range but linked up to an even more gutless 1.6litre motor. The clutch is vague and the gearbox very notchy and takes some getting used to. Also the paint quality is questionable as the paint chips so very easily. The CVT tends to overheat easily with off road work (not my personal experience as I had a manual but from others) After having an XV myself, I am so much more happier with my 2003 Forester and if it dies I will get another SG Forester to replace it, and another and another.......

The only positive thing I can say about the XV is that it has awesome fuel economy, so makes a great car to pick the kids up from school, and that is all it is really designed to do.

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We have an XV, 80k km on it and its still going strong. Although a highway car it returns 6l per 100km nearly every tank. I like the CVT and found is very good offroad with such a small motor.
however the EJ series engines and 4eat's are pretty bullet proof.
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While the site does have a dominant pic of the XV it is also promoting the Foz and Outback.
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... Though the US version does come with a 5 Speed dual range but linked up to an even more gutless 1.6litre motor...
Huh?

Dual range? 1.6?

2.0 l 148hp and absolutely no dual range.
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Old 5th December 2014, 12:39 PM
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Huh?

Dual range? 1.6?

2.0 l 148hp and absolutely no dual range.
It was offered for the 2013/2012 range as there are owners on the xv forum with them, not sure if it was UK/Europe or US. Definatley not available now.
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It was offered for the 2013/2012 range as there are owners on the xv forum with them, not sure if it was UK/Europe or US. Definatley not available now.
We have them here, but only the 1,6 has the dual range (1,45:1)
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Yes here in NZ the XV based off the third gen impreza had a dual range gearbox with the 2l engine, but the latest 4th gen based model has a single range 6 speed.
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My comment was for the US.
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