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    As great as the next Crosstrek / XV sounds, I don't think I'll be going back for seconds when it comes time to trade in my '16 Limited. It's one of those "it's not you, it's me" situations. The Crosstrek is an all-around great, capable vehicle, and the next one looks even that much nicer, it's just I often find myself wishing it was more than what it is. I'm going to enjoy my 2016 Crosstrek the best I can while I own it, but my next vehicle is going to be something a bit larger, a tad more luxurious and definitely more powerful. Depending what the next gen Forester ends up looking like and whether or not they keep the FXT, I may just stay with Subaru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearded Squash View Post
    As great as the next Crosstrek / XV sounds, I don't think I'll be going back for seconds when it comes time to trade in my '16 Limited. It's one of those "it's not you, it's me" situations. The Crosstrek is an all-around great, capable vehicle, and the next one looks even that much nicer, it's just I often find myself wishing it was more than what it is. I'm going to enjoy my 2016 Crosstrek the best I can while I own it, but my next vehicle is going to be something a bit larger, a tad more luxurious and definitely more powerful. Depending what the next gen Forester ends up looking like and whether or not they keep the FXT, I may just stay with Subaru.
    Exactly my thoughts, except I am finally ready to leave the beloved Subaru brand because nothing marketing does seems to fit my likings anymore (attention to detail matters). Cheapness to be competitive, has made Subaru just an average car. Subaru was once considered pricy, for their quality and the AWD. Guess all good things must come to an end.

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    Aren't all second generation versions of a car better than the first..?

    I am a bit disappointed that the Crosstrek isn't getting a powerplant with more HP, but not surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d3jake View Post
    Aren't all second generation versions of a car better than the first..?

    I am a bit disappointed that the Crosstrek isn't getting a powerplant with more HP, but not surprised.
    The ones we have are the second generation. This new one is a third generation contrary to the headline. Unfortunately, many automotive press are very ignorant of the Subaru brand so naturally they won't know that there is a first generation that predates the one we're familiar with.


    It's getting the FB20 again, but with an extremely minor improvement of 152 HP. I'm just happy they gave it any kind of increase. I'm more concerned for its fuel economy so with the addition of direct injection and if they keep the manual transmission, I'll be content with that.
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    Hmm...of all the complaints I have with mine, wind noise isn't even on the list. Power is. It's #1. Who is telling Subaru? Ambassadors?

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    Subaru have long said one of the goals of the XV/Crosstrek is fuel economy. They are wanting to give the vehicle as much distance per tank of fuel as possible. This was stated by a high level manager at Subaru who was responsible for the creation of the XV, I remember watching it on Youtube, have a look for the vid if you want more info.
    So obviously, adding more power will equal consuming more fuel, thus less km/ml per tank of fuel, thus going against one of the main goals of the vehicle. In my opinion (even though I wish they would) I don't think the XV will gain a larger engine or get a turbo charger (diesel excepted), even in future models from now.

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