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I found this cool (even with the host you cant hear and an interrupting Russian) walk around video with Dominick Infante discussing some of the features of the new Ascent at the LA Auto show:

Please share other cool videos that you find.
 

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Would be better if they put something in the trailer to simulate how it'll function in the real world when you're towing almost the maximum allowance.
 

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Would be better if they put something in the trailer to simulate how it'll function in the real world when you're towing almost the maximum allowance.
I suspect we may see that in some testing vids later. In the meantime, they loaded up some weight plates on the tail end to induce sway. A number of people commenting on the video missed that and/or don't realize how a lot of tail weight can create crazy sway (but that's a different discussion). Others didn't notice the weights at all. That far away from the trailer wheels is a lot of leverage even on a few hundred pounds.
 

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I suspect we may see that in some testing vids later. In the meantime, they loaded up some weight plates on the tail end to induce sway. A number of people commenting on the video missed that and/or don't realize how a lot of tail weight can create crazy sway (but that's a different discussion). Others didn't notice the weights at all. That far away from the trailer wheels is a lot of leverage even on a few hundred pounds.


100% correct man, My dad has a car trailer for his 57 I would rather pull that thing loaded down than a 6 foot landscape trailer full of mulch any day.
 
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100% correct man, My dad has a car trailer for his 57 I would rather pull that thing loaded down than a 6 foot landscape trailer full of mulch any day.

Mulch is much heavier than people realize. I help out with the Boy Scouts when they deliver mulch and the pallets they move around (about 6 feet high) weigh about 2 tons each so when you have a 6 foot landscape full it probably has easily over 2.5 tons of weight your are pulling. The car is probably lighter at that point!


Edit: Also who films in vertically?? Especially with a car moving horizontal!!
 

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Thanks, I ordered the Red and this is the first good look. Like the brown as well.
 

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That Cinnamon Brown looks pretty nice.
The wife and I really debated on the brown and decided against it. But based on this vid, I kind of wished we had gone with it. We were a little scared to have a poop colored car. I think it turned out well though.

Great vids, thanks for sharing. More and more of these should start popping up. Why didn't they drive the **** thing though!!!!
 

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The wife and I really debated on the brown and decided against it. But based on this vid, I kind of wished we had gone with it. We were a little scared to have a poop colored car. I think it turned out well though.
This is the same conversation I had with the missus :grin:
 

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The Auto Magazine writers call it Jounalist Brown because a large number of test ride cars given to Journalists for the last few yrs are usually brown. LOL
 

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Came across another first look of the Ascent at an Auto Show. You really notice how small the engine is for the vehicle when he pops the hood and you see all the empty space. Love the panoramic sunroof and how wide the rear doors open.
 

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We were a little scared to have a poop colored car. I think it turned out well though.
This is the exact thing my wife said - she called it poop brown from the intro images - its not as bad in video so I'd assume it's pretty nice (for a brown car) in person. We ended up going with White too.
 

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Everyone is getting white. Its the safe color.
Agreed but I’m so tired of black and since my wife and children are so hard on the car I wanted something where I wont see all the future scratches dents and dings like out current black outback shows.
 

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Agreed but I’m so tired of black and since my wife and children are so hard on the car I wanted something where I wont see all the future scratches dents and dings like out current black outback shows.
I guess the black cloth seats would be the way to go if a person likes
black....Too bad Subaru doesn’t let us,the customer, make that choice for all models.....that we couldn’t pick the Limited & it’s features and black cloth seats....
 
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