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  1. Recommendation of Gen 4 CRV vs subaru outback

    Miscellaneous / General CR-V Discussions
    Hi, I am new to this forum. I live in bay area, california. I am considering between a gen 4 crv exl and a similar year subaru outback 2.5i limited. I have heard that the new 1.5T engine for the gen 5 crv is not super reliable. Can anyone share the thoughts/experiences on the 1.5T/2.4 engine...
  2. CRV EX-L vs. Subaru: is Eyesight technology too good to pass up? Advice please

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    Hi there, I've driven a CR-V since 2008, and the car's been great but I want to buy a new one now that I'm sneaking up on 300-thousand kilometers (I'm in Canada, folks). Also (cold winters here) my wife really wants a modern feature or two like heated seats. She finds the new 2017/2018 look...
  3. My first choice has always been CRV...but Subaru Outback is reaching out to me...

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 CR-V
    After we recently gave our daughter our 2006 CRV, I had originally planned on buying a '16 or '17 CRV. Was a no-brainer. We had a '96 Civic before that. Never had any issues with either of our Hondas. But, lately I've been drawn to the Subaru Outback. Friends of ours traded their 18 month...
  4. 2004 CR-V vs. subaru 2004 Forester

    Miscellaneous / General CR-V Discussions
    Hello All, i live in Alaska, which has long been dominated by Subarus. I recently purchased a 2004 CR-V AWD and I would like opinions on this vintage vs the same Vintage Forester. Our driving conditions are pretty rough gravel roads, lots of snow & ice, bumpy roads, and steep driveways. I do...
  5. Trying to Choose Between CR-V & Subaru Forester

    Shopping & Test Driving
    My wife and I are trying to decide between a Honda CR-V and a Subaru Forester. [Sidebar: The reason we're buying an SUV: While I wasn't paying attention I became an old man, and now find it difficult to get in and out of our sedans.] I know this thread will be biased toward the CR-V but I'm...
  6. Did you compare CRV and Subaru Outback or Forester?

    Shopping & Test Driving
    I am interested in your comparisons/contrasts if you also considered a Subaru Outback and/or a Forester. The OB is a station wagon with AWD, the Forester is a small SUV, so probably more similar to the AWD CRV than the Outback is. Prices are fairly close on all three.
  7. 2011 comparison: CR-V, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Suzuki (Australia)

    Shopping & Test Driving
    :D came across this, which may be of interest to buyers: see also this thread for Honda vs. Subaru comparisons:
  8. Honda vs. Subaru

    Greetings & Introductions
    Getting ready to purchase a new vehicle and I am down to the CR-V and the Forester. Wanted to get some input from you guys on how the CR-V does in rougher weather, most notably snow/ice. The only thing steering me toward the Forester is the AWD system, something I have heard is lacking with...
  9. 2014 Subaru Forester First Drive

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    Read the complete 2014 Subaru Forester Review at
  10. Long time Subaru owner on the verge of CRV

    Shopping & Test Driving
    Hi Everyone. I do not own a CRV, but will soon. I wanted to share why. We have had many Subaru cars for many years and they have been super reliable and handle any kind of rain or snow better than any car we have ever had. I have been shopping for a new car for my wife and my top priority is...
  11. Newbie considering 2012 CRV to replace Subaru. What can I expect? Common problems?

    Problems & Issues
    I'm seriously considering a 2012 CRV to replace my aging Subaru Outback. I realize it's a new model but it seems the main components are a carryover from previous years. My well maintained 2003 outback is having considerable problems at 115 k miles (head gaskets leaking, halfshafts leaking, ac...
  12. CRV or Subaru Forester

    Shopping & Test Driving
    Sorry, I know this is an owners forum, my mom is looking at buying a Subaru Forester. What are the comparatively strong points about the CRV?
  13. 2011 CRV vs. 2011 Subaru Outback/Forrester ride comfort, which one less bumpy?

    Shopping & Test Driving
    Just wondering whether folks here ever compared with 2011 Honda CR-V with 2011 Subaru Outback and 2011 Subaru Forrester with the ride comfort. Which car has the most comfortable ride (can absorb bumps when going over bumpy roads...etc.). Thanks!
  14. CR-V vs Subaru AWD

    Shopping & Test Driving
    I've searched and read many posts on the AWD performance of the CR-V. I also searched YouTube and found this video: http:// www. youtube. com /user/SoDaSub#p/a/u/0/2OzK-oRPCbs (remove all spaces) which was made by Subaru and compares Subaru to other AWD vehicles. While for 95% of my driving...
  15. Tailgate engineering is pathetic

    Problems & Issues
    Tailgate seal If like me you opened the tailgate when it was raining or had a residue of water on the tailgate, you would have found that it dripped off the underside of the tailgate onto you as you loaded or unloaded the luggage. Just having had the vehicle service, the Honda dealer informed...
  16. 2009 Subaru Forester

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    Click here to read the entire review from By Joe Lorio
  17. Subaru Forester: first official images [1.3.8]

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    Click here to view the preview image and to read the rest of the brief story.
  18. Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester & Ford Territory Photoshoot

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    SUV Represent!!