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Hey Guys,

 

I have been driving a 98 4runner for the last 2 years and want to upgrade to something a bit newer and gets better gas mileage.

 

Although its not something I need, I want to get a turbo wagon w/ AWD. After having a turbo car in the past, there's nothing like it.

 

This leaves me with either the XT or GT. I really admire the ground clearance that the OBXT offers but the LGT doesnt seem to be to bad either.

 

My main concern is that I will be carrying around a hitch carrier quite often and I am worried about it bottoming out pretty easily on the back of an LGT. Does anyone here use a hitch carrier on their LGT? What kind of ground clearance does it have back there?

 

As far as mpg go, it seems that the LGT gets a bit better gas mileage - 25vs 24 on the highway. Another thing- What are the MPG differences for a manual vs auto on the high way? Are the final drives different?

 

I'm having a hard time deciding :)

 

Thanks in advance.

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Great site, thanks for the link.

 

I have read a few people saying they have issues with bike racks scraping out back so that is enough for me. I will be transporting some very expensive stuff on the hitch carrier so I can't have it getting slammed around.

 

Now the decision is on Manual or auto. I love manual and like the fact that it does a little better on the highway than the auto. Only thing is do I need it? The auto to me is better for a daily driver. I have another car (89 325is) that is my weekend fun car that I enjoy shifting around.

 

I am up in Morgantown WV right now and the hills make driving a manual a bit more difficult.

 

Still undecided though :)

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The hitch will go on either....

 

I use a hitch mounted rack on a lowered LGT wagon. I have slightly brushed the ground once, but that was me being stupid. I go through the same place all the time and simply have to go in at a little of an angle...

 

Mt gets better than AT, but I don't know the amount...

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The auto to me is better for a daily driver. I have another car (89 325is) that is my weekend fun car that I enjoy shifting around.

 

If you buy the LGT with Manual, i have a feeling you will not be driving the 325 much anymore :)

(LGT or Outback XT)

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Now the decision is on Manual or auto. I love manual and like the fact that it does a little better on the highway than the auto. Only thing is do I need it? The auto to me is better for a daily driver. //

The turbo seems to fit a lot better with the manual, and they're faster. If you want a manual, try the 3.0 H6, which is more tractable and only comes w/a 5EAT.

 

I have MR coilovers on the OBW and it is lowered about 1 1/2" from stock (but doesn't have to be). No problems scraping anything, although some of those hitch carriers project out a lot.

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If you buy the LGT with Manual, i have a feeling you will not be driving the 325 much anymore :)

(LGT or Outback XT)

 

The 325 has a little something under the hood- 97 m3 engine. Its a quick little car.

 

It may come down to what i find on the market.

 

 

 

This is what the hitch carrier is for by the way -

 

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Ive got an lgt wgn mt, i got 37 on the highway once :) but...im usually around 16, i live in a city in florida, always full of traffic i burn alota gas, in montana i averaged around 24 over the winter.

 

As for the hitch, some people say the bottom out others dont, i guess its all about how you drive the thing.

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you do know of course that with LGT wagons you are looking at used only ? Given the info so far, I'd go with slightly used H6 Outback which comes with Auto tranny anyway; you've got your bimmer to play around with :)

2005 LGT Wagon Limited 6 MT RBP Stage 2 - 248K

2007 B9 Tribeca Limited DGM - 258K

SOLD - 2005 OB Limited 5 MT Silver - 245K

SOLD - 2010 OB 6 MT Silver - 205K

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I drove around Mo'Town for 6 years in a manual, it's a pain in a few places, but if you really enjoy the 5 speed, it's worth it. But I also didn't have the luxury of a play car either.

 

I have had similar cars in manual and auto and have noticed slightly better mileage with a manual, but honestly it's probably 2-3 highway, less in town (especially if your revving at the top of N Spruce St to get going :lol: ).... which when you do the math really doesn't make that much a difference.

 

Good luck, if I were in your shoes I go with the OBXT and put a little lift of it and have some real fun :p

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I test drove both the OB xt with auto tranny and LGT wagon with 5MT. Unless you do a lot of off roading there is no comparison. My only regret in going with the LGT was that there was not many too choose from and I had no choice as to interior color which were all black.
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well no one needs to convince me but OT will do some hauling in hilly area... Not too much fun with stick. Anyway, I'd say - try to find and drive both before making a decision.

2005 LGT Wagon Limited 6 MT RBP Stage 2 - 248K

2007 B9 Tribeca Limited DGM - 258K

SOLD - 2005 OB Limited 5 MT Silver - 245K

SOLD - 2010 OB 6 MT Silver - 205K

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