Yea, I would. Dirty job...someone's got to do it. But I might wait a few months so the gremlins could be worked out. LOL
Supposedly my 2018 OB is also 'Global Platform' ... and it is 3x better than my 2015 OB (1st Subaru). FWIW, my reference point is germans (think roundel) and the 2018 is not awfulYeah, this is the big question. On the bright side, it is their 3rd vehicle now on the new platform. Seems that a lot of the new tech (EyeSight, HU, etc) is the same as the new Impreza and Crosstrek,... which is pretty impressive. Probably biggest unknown is the new engine and CVT. But even with that, Subaru seems to be improving with each new version.
I recently bought the new 2018 Crosstrek Limited with EyeSight. And it is miles ahead of any other Subaru built so far. And the sales demand is crazy, 2 months wait for an order ever since August, and still can't catch up with inventory. I suspect the Ascent will be the same. Unless you get your order in early, will be a long wait for delivery.
Nope, your OB is still the old platform and interior design. Only Impreza and Crosstrek on the new platform so far. The Ascent is next, along with the 2019 Forester. OB is slated for 2020, I think.Supposedly my 2018 OB is also 'Global Platform' ... and it is 3x better than my 2015 OB (1st Subaru). FWIW, my reference point is germans (think roundel) and the 2018 is not awful
I'm eager to test the Ascent and hope they do the right stuff (e.g. auto-sensing wipers) that premium car brands have had for years.
And I've been trying to give someone money for an Ascent for ~3 months
Yeah, know a few people that have had Land Rover and high end German SUVs. All had a very close relationship with their repair shop technicians. You don't want to own one of these outside of warranty, that's for sure. If you want quality, buy Japanese or Korean. Toyota (incl Lexus) is probably the best.More likely than not, I'll buy an Ascent.
However, I'll be nervous about it.
In 2005, I bought the new Land Rover LR3 (the big redesign of the Discovery line). It was the poster child of poor initial quality, and I spent a lot of time at the dealership for the first two years. Having suffered through this, it is very possible that I'll get cold feet until the second model year of the Ascent.
I'm always hesitant to buy the first year of any new model automobile. Consumer Reports confirms that the first year after a redesign (even of an existing model) generally has more reported issues. With the Ascent being a new model, with an entirely new engine and transmission to boot, I'll definitely hold out for the second year model. That is as long as my current Outback keeps going strong and new-car-itis doesn't strike too bad.
Will you guys consider buying the first year model of the Ascent?
In the northeast (those areas served by SNE and SDC) will be on a slightly different time frame than the rest of the country, simply because they do go through the distributorship. I pretty much have our entire first allocation already sold, just as soon as they do open up.I am also considering to pre-order the Ascent but Im wondering if all Subaru dealers have the same schedule for accepting pre-order or they have different discretion in regards to date of pre-order. Im considering premium or limited model.
For that to happen, people must have sign some paper or put in deposit already?In the northeast (those areas served by SNE and SDC) will be on a slightly different time frame than the rest of the country, simply because they do go through the distributorship. I pretty much have our entire first allocation already sold, just as soon as they do open up.
Which is 'soon'(tm) but we don't know yet.