I had driven a 2010 Chevy Malibu and hated it. I spent a lot of time researching cars and finally decided on the Subaru Outback. Several reas0ns for this decision were, more room to haul, greatly enhanced visibility, a much smaller turning radius than the Malibu, and better gas mileage. Everyone I talked to before the purchase, had only good things to say about the car. No one had negative comments.
Fuel efficient, road hugging, spacious, nice amenities and very comfortable. With its 6-speed switchable automatic/manual transmission its at home on the highway as on two lane windey mountain roads -- a real pleasure to drive; I thought I would miss the 5-speed of my Scion xA but the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters fill in just fine. My driving is 50/50 Interstate and surface and my Outback consistently gets around 30mpg. With the rear seats lowered it has more cargo area than my son's Jeep Grand Cherokee.
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