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2020 Subaru Legacy

Discussion in 'General Automotive Talk' started by Andrew B., Jun 9, 2019.

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    I don't know if you are still here, but I'll post this anyway. It looks like the 2020 Subaru Legacy will be on the universal platform used by it's other vehicle along with the engine from the Forester. According to Subaru it will be quieter and with a better ride, due to platform rigidity.

    You might be shocked to hear this but I'm going to actually start test-driving cars. I finally got it squared away in my head that it makes sense to get a new car, even though I only put on about 500 miles per year, most of which are with me in the passenger seat. It all comes down to safety and comfort. And so I finally dug deeper into how to use the Consumer Reports website to focus on three main points: ride, noise, and reliability. This put the Subaru way up there. So that's what I will look at first. Of course, this will be a 2019 I'm testing, and from what I understand they are heavily discounted because sales will drop as people wait for the 2020. But that 2020 interior sure looks sweet. So I might wait to actually buy. The thing is though I have to get out and get started now so I can at least familiarize myself with what's going on, even if I end up buying next year.
     
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    Nice. That can be exciting. I would definitely stsrt looking at them now so you know what as much about the 19bas you can before hand.

    I didn't hear that they were changing it. I need to look that up. How many models will they use the new platform on?

    James
     
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    I don't remember the details, but I think the new universal platform is already in use on other models. And for all I know, the Legacy could be the last one to get it.

    Sort of interesting to be shopping for a car and dependent on someone else to drive me to the car lot.
     
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    That would be a different experience. Is that the only car on your list to check out?

    James
     
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    The main three on the list are Legacy, Impala, and Avalon. What's interesting about the Impala and Avalon is they are no wider than the Legacy, even though Legacy is mid-sized and Impala and Avalon are full-size. They are a little longer, though, but not by much. Then I'll have to figure it out after that. One thing I hate in modern cars is the center arm rest. I don't want my arm up and out to the side. So I'll have to see how this goes.
     
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    I finally got to go out and look. The Chevy dealer said there are no more Impalas. I had read somewhere that GM had reversed their decision to discontinue these, at least for awhile. But maybe that dealer will not be getting any more. Anyway, because that short visit didn't wear me out, I moved onto Toyota Avalon. I could not warm up to it. I think I just feel more comfortable with mid-size cars.

    So now my list has changed. It now contains Legacy, Mazda6 and Passat.

    One thing that concerns me is the 2020 Legacy will use different building methods. I always wonder if it's better to wait for them to get the bugs out.
     
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    Just checked cars.com and there are over 3000 2019 Impalas. 1 2020. Maybe there isn't any available.

    Some are afraid of first model runs. For me it depends on a lot of things. I believe my motorcycle was the first year if a redesign. That was good. Have bought all used since and i don't think any were first year models. My first Jeep was had second year of a new interior and first year for a new engine. There was an engine issue for that year but not on mine. And they gave a long extension on that part so i felt fine.

    So that is a tough call. I would test all three and then see if it is still on your list. If it is, i would see if you like it enough to not care about that.

    Anyone i know with the new Mazdas seem really happy with them so far.

    James
     
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    Thanks for the ideas. You got me thinking. I looked on Chevrolet's website and found some Impalas at a different dealership. Also, if I'm worried about the 2020 Subaru, there will probably be some 2019 left over to pick from. And as you suggested, I should just go look and see what's left when I'm done.
     
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