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Old 07-13-2014, 12:33 PM   #6
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
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215K miles on my hand-me-down forester (2003). My wife likes the AWD as she is more afraid of me getting stuck somewhere on a dirt rd than anything else. The older forester is short, so loading/unloading canoes is a breeze. the longer profile of the vehicle helps with canoes too. MPG could be better, but for an AWD it is ok. I'd rather it was a U.S. car. My wife has converted the whole family (except her father) into subaru drivers.
"There's a whisper on the night-wind, there's a star agleam to guide us, And the Wild is calling, calling . . . let us go." -from "The Call of the Wild" by Robert Service

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