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Hi All, I’ve been lurking for a while, just made and account so I thought I’d introduce myself and ask a question. I work freelance and am planning to drive part time to fill in when I don’t have anything going on my other work. I’ve gotten my TLC license, rented a Camry for a few weeks to try out driving and make sure it would work for me, and now have gotten my Subaru Forester plated, waiting for the TLC inspection week after next.

My question is why I’ve never seen a Subaru with TLC plates? I know the mileage is not great, but they are reliable cars and great in snow and rain and with NYC potholes. Anybody else drive a Subaru? Is there something I’m missing?
 

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I’ve seen plenty of Legacys, outbacks, Imprezas & foresters. Most ppl who drive for apps are only comfortable going to a Honda or Toyota dealer because someone from their own country works at the dealer & they know nothing about cars.
You are smart for using a Subaru. You’re getting ride height (which will help with nasty NYC roads) & AWD if that matters to you. I’m a snow tire type of guy.
 

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Hi All, I've been lurking for a while, just made and account so I thought I'd introduce myself and ask a question. I work freelance and am planning to drive part time to fill in when I don't have anything going on my other work. I've gotten my TLC license, rented a Camry for a few weeks to try out driving and make sure it would work for me, and now have gotten my Subaru Forester plated, waiting for the TLC inspection week after next.

My question is why I've never seen a Subaru with TLC plates? I know the mileage is not great, but they are reliable cars and great in snow and rain and with NYC potholes. Anybody else drive a Subaru? Is there something I'm missing?
Ive seen many Subarus even a Subaru STI and WRX with TLC plates
 

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I've seen plenty of Legacys, outbacks, Imprezas & foresters. Most ppl who drive for apps are only comfortable going to a Honda or Toyota dealer because someone from their own country works at the dealer & they know nothing about cars.
You are smart for using a Subaru. You're getting ride height (which will help with nasty NYC roads) & AWD if that matters to you. I'm a snow tire type of guy.
Be careful with Subies, they are not designed for this kind of work. Toyotas and Hondas are working horses with little or no problems after 100K miles on it. Suspension and engine on Subaru is more complicated and needs more attention. When I had a Tribeca I spent over 2K within 2 years on replacing arms, struts and stabilizer bar links :oops: Go through forums first to see what problems people dealing, with before visiting a dealer;)
 

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Be careful with Subies, they are not designed for this kind of work. Toyotas and Hondas are working horses with little or no problems after 100K miles on it. Suspension and engine on Subaru is more complicated and needs more attention. When I had a Tribeca I spent over 2K within 2 years on replacing arms, struts and stabilizer bar links :oops: Go through forums first to see what problems people dealing, with before visiting a dealer;)
A forester is a much more simpler & lighter weight car car than the discontinued tribeca. And I don't know how or why you would spend that much on a Subaru suspension when I've spent less than that on a Mercedes with air suspension (airmatic).
 

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At this point who cares what you buy. Seen so many ridiculous vehicle choices for this sort of stuff. But at this point you already bought the car and plated it. What's to ask??? Even if we told you... You already own it ...

Just work and make your money.
I've been seeing about 3 different BMW 5 series lately. Shit is crazy
 

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The main reason you see so many Camrys, Accords and Altimas is the purchase price. You get more of a car for less money. I like the lines of a Mazda 6, but it is more expensive .
Repairs for these three cars are cheaper, for there are plenty of after market parts available.
 

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Thanks guys. My Forester was the cheapest car I could get for Uber since I already own it and it’s paid for, so the cost is just the commercial insurance. I just didn’t know if there was something I was missing about Subaru’s that kept them from being more common as TLC cars. I suspected maybe it was the low mpg, but thought I’d ask the experts. I’m impressed that people are driving Uber in WRX’s...
 

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Forester is great for airport runs. I never have any issues with size of the trunk being too small even for absolute crazy people traveling with all kind of stuff I can't even imagine.
 

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Hi All, I've been lurking for a while, just made and account so I thought I'd introduce myself and ask a question. I work freelance and am planning to drive part time to fill in when I don't have anything going on my other work. I've gotten my TLC license, rented a Camry for a few weeks to try out driving and make sure it would work for me, and now have gotten my Subaru Forester plated, waiting for the TLC inspection week after next.

My question is why I've never seen a Subaru with TLC plates? I know the mileage is not great, but they are reliable cars and great in snow and rain and with NYC potholes. Anybody else drive a Subaru? Is there something I'm missing?
It's the repair cost my friend that's why poeple use more camry it's cheaper to fix and the part are available everywhere plus you can easily find part from old cars. You may not realize that but nyc will destroy your car so be very careful.
 

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So far I'm really liking driving my own car and having everything the way I want it. Foresters have huge sunroofs, I've been leaving the glass closed but the cover pulled back and that seems to be popular. I can definitely see that TLC driving is going to tear my car up eventually though- hours and hours of driving with all the potholes everywhere, especially when there are 3-4 people in the car- it's rough on everything.
 
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