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Old 09-23-2009, 11:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've enjoyed my Legacy (AWD, 5MT) in the winter. 6" is plenty of ground clearance in Buffalo. Only a few times have I encountered snow too deep for the Subaru to plow through it, and that would be in the case of heavy, wet snow in a parking lot, or in the case of fluffy stuff in the driveway up to the headlights. So I rarely had to shovel.

Okay, it's fun in the snow, but it only got 21-29mpg pre-ecomodder, and 25-35mpg post-ecomodder, depending on the weather and the trip. Yeah, it's better on gas than your Land Cruiser, but can you get by with a Civic with snow tires? Dunno, but I think I can get by in an Insight.
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