Subaru or Volvo?
July 16, 2011 6:49 PM Subscribe
Should we buy a Subaru or a Volvo? Outback or Forester / V50 or V70? Requirements: AWD, durability/dependability, fuel efficiency, safety, cargo space in that order.
posted by rabbitrabbit to Shopping (21 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
We had pretty much decided that we are going to buy a used Subaru, and went to a dealership today to test drive one. (The 2005-2006 ones are in our price range -- we're hoping to spend around $14K). The dealer had a 2005 Volvo V70 AWD Cross Country on the lot, which we hadn't even known about / considered, so we test drove that one too and liked it, though it was a little big. Then I came home to research it and found out there's a smaller wagon that Volvo made, the V50, that sometimes came with AWD. They seem really rare though, I can't find one in the Portland metro area.
Would it be worth seeking one out? Or should we stick with a Subaru? And if so, which would be better for our needs: Outback or Forester?