Cars you never knew existed

gcon45

RMS Regular
Location
South Derry
Drives
and rides
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A neighbour just bought a new Subaru XV from Eastwood’s in Lisburn.

Didn’t know they existed!

Had a nosey round it today and was mightily impressed.

Very well put together and an interior that is as good as anything I’ve seen from BMW or Audi. This surprised me because my experience of Subaru interiors up to this point had been that they were basic and a bit utilitarian.

I thought to myself what’s the catch here? Why are these not more popular... then I drove it.

The naturally aspirated boxer 2.0 petrol engine is gutless and is crying out for a turbo.

The transmission is also a CVT instead of a conventional auto box, which is hateful in itself but the lack of torque makes it worse.

Such a pity.
Potentially a great crossover ruined by 2 fundamental flaws.
 

Lyons

RMS Moderator
Location
Texarkana
Drives
X5 30D / MK7 R
Ferrari SF90 Stradale. I can't keep up with current Ferrari's, but the first I heard of this was this morning when I saw one on Facebook.
 

svensktoppen

RMS Regular
Drives
S3, Elise
There are some really weird Ferraris coming out. They're doing the full Bentley/Lambo/Jag thing, all sorts of GT and SUV type things on the way. Presumably based on Fiat platforms 😇
 
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