What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Her 2007 G6 convertible that she bought several years ago is starting its death rattle, though she’s gotten a whole lot of miles out of it. She recently rented an Outback and loved it, so naturally I’ve been sending her links to purple Challengers. (I know what she likes. I happen to like them too.)

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On the more serious side, I did suggest a Regal TourX to her. All she’s ever owned were GM cars so it’s not really a stretch. Problem is, it’s even longer than the Outback (by about 8 inches), and the parking lot where she lives is really kinda narrow. It’s putting her off of the Outback, even.

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Any suggestions? She would consider a Crosstrek, but I haven’t heard encouraging things about them and I’ve told her to be sure she takes it on a long test drive first because CVT. I’ve suggested a Buick Encore since it’s quite a bit shorter than the Outback. She doesn’t like the cheap-feeling interiors of Hyundai/Kia, although she said the brand new Santa Fe a recent Uber driver had was way better than she expected. I’m also showing her the Jeep Renegade which I suspect she’ll like (and I’ll tell her to make sure she gets lots of warranty).

Also, what should she know about Crosstreks? I don’t know much about them.

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