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Old 06-06-2013, 07:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Get the impressa all the way. Forget the crosstrek. I'm a ski bum that pretty much only uses my car for skiing and I'm 100% glad I have a Legacy and not an outback.

The crosstrek is basically the outback version of the impressa. Go for the 36 mpg.

You'll be able to get anyware you want in the impressa with all season tires. If you want to tow a snowmobile up steep hills in a snowstorm get snow tires. But otherwise you won't even need snow tires. Subaru AWD is rediculausly amazing in snow. I have snow tires for my car and never even put them on cause the AWD and all seasons work so good.

Unless you're a park ranger that needs to save people on unplowed mountain dirt roads or someone who wants to try to hook a plow up to their subaru you don't need the high ground clearance and bigger tires to get around even in the worst snow storms.
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