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Old 17 Dec 2006, 10:28 am
Bill Bradley
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Default RL Type-S

I am getting rid of a Subaru Outback 3.0 VDC 6-cylinder car that has a BAD
hesitation problem, that Subaru can't or won't fix. I am looking at the
2007 Type-S, and, test drove one last week, and, it seems very nice, and, NO
hesitation.

Any issues with this model? They're both drive-by-wire, so, I have some
concerns...

I live in Denver, and, may miss the All-Wheel Drive, but, couldn't live with
the hesitation issue...

Thanks.


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Old 17 Dec 2006, 11:02 am
Lee Florack
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Default Re: RL Type-S

It was 12/17/2006 11:28 and Bill Bradley wrote:
> I am getting rid of a Subaru Outback 3.0 VDC 6-cylinder car that has a BAD
> hesitation problem, that Subaru can't or won't fix. I am looking at the
> 2007 Type-S, and, test drove one last week, and, it seems very nice, and, NO
> hesitation.
>
> Any issues with this model? They're both drive-by-wire, so, I have some
> concerns...
>
> I live in Denver, and, may miss the All-Wheel Drive, but, couldn't live with
> the hesitation issue...
>
> Thanks.
>
>

I think you're asking about the TL Type S as the RL has no Type S.
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Old 18 Dec 2006, 06:33 am
Bill Bradley
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Default Re: RL Type-S

I meant TL, you're right!
"Lee Florack" <lflorack@rochester.rr.com> wrote in message
news:NKehh.8660$nq5.7895@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> It was 12/17/2006 11:28 and Bill Bradley wrote:
>> I am getting rid of a Subaru Outback 3.0 VDC 6-cylinder car that has a
>> BAD hesitation problem, that Subaru can't or won't fix. I am looking at
>> the 2007 Type-S, and, test drove one last week, and, it seems very nice,
>> and, NO hesitation.
>>
>> Any issues with this model? They're both drive-by-wire, so, I have some
>> concerns...
>>
>> I live in Denver, and, may miss the All-Wheel Drive, but, couldn't live
>> with the hesitation issue...
>>
>> Thanks.

> I think you're asking about the TL Type S as the RL has no Type S.



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Old 18 Dec 2006, 07:29 pm
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Default Re: RL Type-S

In article <TOCdnc8oSfy57RjYnZ2dnUVZ_qSrnZ2d@comcast.com>,
"Bill Bradley" <wdbradley3@comcast.net> wrote:

> I am getting rid of a Subaru Outback 3.0 VDC 6-cylinder car that has a BAD
> hesitation problem, that Subaru can't or won't fix. I am looking at the
> 2007 Type-S, and, test drove one last week, and, it seems very nice, and, NO
> hesitation.
>
> Any issues with this model? They're both drive-by-wire, so, I have some
> concerns...
>
> I live in Denver, and, may miss the All-Wheel Drive, but, couldn't live with
> the hesitation issue...
>
> Thanks.


I tested the 2007 TL-S. I found a number of problems. Torque steer was
bad. The manual shifter was rubbery (I know it doesn't have to be
because I have a Prelude and it is fine). The brake pedal was soft,
although the brakes were fine.

The car could greatly benefit from the SH-AWD in the RL, which I have
and like. It has a lot of power but it has trouble getting it to the
road in anything but a straight line.

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Old 18 Dec 2006, 08:00 pm
Bob
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Default Re: RL Type-S

In article <bob-4C9A2A.20292118122006@news.verizon.net>, bob@peirce-
family.com.invalid says...
> In article <TOCdnc8oSfy57RjYnZ2dnUVZ_qSrnZ2d@comcast.com>,
> "Bill Bradley" <wdbradley3@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> > I am getting rid of a Subaru Outback 3.0 VDC 6-cylinder car that has a BAD
> > hesitation problem, that Subaru can't or won't fix. I am looking at the
> > 2007 Type-S, and, test drove one last week, and, it seems very nice, and, NO
> > hesitation.
> >
> > Any issues with this model? They're both drive-by-wire, so, I have some
> > concerns...
> >
> > I live in Denver, and, may miss the All-Wheel Drive, but, couldn't live with
> > the hesitation issue...
> >
> > Thanks.

>
> I tested the 2007 TL-S. I found a number of problems. Torque steer was
> bad. The manual shifter was rubbery (I know it doesn't have to be
> because I have a Prelude and it is fine). The brake pedal was soft,
> although the brakes were fine.
>
> The car could greatly benefit from the SH-AWD in the RL, which I have
> and like. It has a lot of power but it has trouble getting it to the
> road in anything but a straight line.
>
>

There is a limit as to how much power you can put through unequal
length drive shafts in the front of the car before you get an
unacceptable amount of torque steer, and it would appear that Acura has
found it.

Of course, I can even get some in my '06 auto TSX and I had no problem
getting it in my manual '88 MX6-GT Turbo.

Bob
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Old 19 Dec 2006, 01:12 am
John Horner
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Default Re: RL Type-S

Bill Bradley wrote:
> I am getting rid of a Subaru Outback 3.0 VDC 6-cylinder car that has a BAD
> hesitation problem, that Subaru can't or won't fix. I am looking at the
> 2007 Type-S, and, test drove one last week, and, it seems very nice, and, NO
> hesitation.
>
> Any issues with this model? They're both drive-by-wire, so, I have some
> concerns...


You can save yourself a lot of money and get an almost as good car by
buying a Honda Accord V-6 loaded with all the goodies. Both the TL and
the Accord are built from the same underlying platform in the same factory.


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