2022.01.25 16:45 mykepagan Back-to-back comparison between Outback XT and Audi Q5 (spoiler - Outback won)
Back in September, we needed anew SUV/CUV (for which my wife is the primary driver, but we often swap cars). My task was to “test drive everything and bring two candidate vehicles to the selection committee”. I ended up presenting a loaded Outback XT and a fairly base Q5.
Full disclosure: I drive an Audi, and I was promoting the Q5.
This week turned out to be ‘”vehicle standard maintenance week,” and because I work from home (even before covid), i am responsible for schlepping cars to service appointments. So yesterday I had the Outback, and today I had a Q5 while my S5 Sportback was getting serviced.
There is no comparison. The Q5, and the Outback XT both have the same HP and nearly the same TQ. But the Q5 drives like a dog. That’s even after setting it to “dynamic” mode. This was blindingly obvious after back-to-back days driving each.
My wife was the one that pushed for the Subaru. I favored the Audi because I love my S5. But the Q5 is definitely not geared for performance, while the Subaru (which I had pigeonholed as “quirky and practical”) turns out to also be the one that is fun to drive!
FWIW, I am fairly certain that the difference lies in the transmission software. The Q5 (which has the same transmission as my S5) seems to be mapped for comfort and fuel economy - even when in “dynamic” mode (in “comfort” mode it was even slower!), while the Outback XT transmission is much more willing to “downshift” (if a CVT can be said to downshift?”
The Q5 is a great SUV. It’s infotainment system beats the Outback (though Subaru is giving us a new version… one of the reasons it was in for service. Apparently they are quietly acknowledging that it is underpowered). But it certanoy doesn’t beat the Outback in performance.
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2022.01.25 16:45 BigRobin5 Realistic Minecraft Test
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2022.01.25 16:45 Bigringcycling Roasting Peter Doocy is a long-standing bipartisan tradition…
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2022.01.25 16:45 ImKiritoXD_ R.I.P Lemonade Farm Skin
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2022.01.25 16:45 Sqeezil Ultra fine point sharpie 16" x 22"
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2022.01.25 16:45 Sabrinaleona Two resin boards I recently finished.
2022.01.25 16:45 reightb I thought I might have dropped something on the floor but turns out I didn't
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2022.01.25 16:45 Baileymcg200 Anyone loose their appetite when they get on the bags
2022.01.25 16:45 soyourlife this week on Ink'd
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2022.01.25 16:45 Seigmas How I fucked up the GTX 760 I received for my 18th birthday
This actually happened around 5 years ago, but I always laugh my ass off everytime I think what an imbecile I was. Essentially my friends gifted me a GTX 760 for my 18th birthday back in 2015, it was the time everyone of our circle was starting with the gaming PC builds, so I wanted to build one myself aswell.
I get the GPU, order the rest of the components and start building.
The first gaming sessions I notice the case is getting quite hot, but I keep on using it.
2 years later, in the summer, the case is literally boiling and the monitor starts losing video signal at random.
I bring it to a service shop and they essentially tell me the PSU was mounted upside-down... Yeah... For 2 years it has been pushing hot air on the graphic card that was right above it.
RIP Zotac 760, sorry friends for having fucked your gift.
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2022.01.25 16:45 garryjason TLE 4K Pic #44
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2022.01.25 16:45 meltypurplesunlight Am I?
2022.01.25 16:45 hornyjaildotorg Viz Just Started Translating Stone Ocean Chapters and Just Published Ch. 1-8 in the Digital Vault. New Chapters are Releasing Every Week
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2022.01.25 16:45 nicolbolas777 Como te digo que no...si pasa a diario.
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2022.01.25 16:45 theSaltySolo A Sinister member cut from NWH
2022.01.25 16:45 h-town_info [Ryan Wood] Aaron Rodgers expects to make decision on future well before free agency. He points to #Packers window for franchise tagging Davante Adams in February as timeline. “To stretch it out past free agency would be disrespectful to the organization … and that 100% will not happen.”
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2022.01.25 16:45 MrShifty91 Renown unlock change
With the update coming tomorrow, or sometime soon (if I haven’t miss heard anything) we are getting changes to the cost of sage renown?
My question is: will we get a refund on the renown we have spent already?
Thoughts and opinions?
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2022.01.25 16:45 Finiouss Hairy looking algae on Anacharis???
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2022.01.25 16:45 hotSlaze GRAB AN AUTO: Definitely Worth It Edition
2022.01.25 16:45 dumb_bitchxx Account of my psychosis 5 days in.
This turned out rather long, but I promise it’s a good read. Written after a solid.
On the 5th day I had to pull through for work and put my house back in order.
By the time I was nearing sleep my hallucinations were full on:
Disfigured mummy-corpse bodies in every bed and couch and chair. They looked straight at me and slowly wiggled around. First time I saw one across a dark hallway I was shook. Behind the litter box there was a gruesome pile of dead rabbits.
Clear and loud radio-chatter coming in from all over the house. Military like commands and walkie squaks about what I’m doing. Literally “Tango Out, target acquired”, “Move in go go go”.
Every chair squeak or other such material sound was interpreted by my brain as a human or animal made voice. Like when I brushed against something or dragged an item along … I’d hear human half-speaks mixed with gibberish. This was actually the weirdest of the bunch for me. Since I could reproduce these at will.
My shadow people were actually chill for the most part. Many would appear as cloaked sci-fi cowboys sitting in a high stool slumped over a drink. As though if I talked to them, they’d tell me some bit of folklore and offer me a quest.
THE ONE I CAN’T TELL IF IT WAS REAL OR NOT: Towards the end, I felt like I could hear my neighbors clearly having a loud argument outside. They were indeed outside. Often in their “outdoor hang area” which is relatively close to my house.
For the most part they were yelling like “That person is a total fucking piece of shit, how can they smoke meth and act like its normal. We have children in this house. We should call the police we have the video evidence (??!!??).” And so on. This was all coming from the wife, and the husband seemed to generally be like “let it slide, she’s only visiting”. That part is true, I am house-sitting.
Also when I tried to get closer to hear, it seemed to die down delibereately.
I tried to go outside twice to ask them if there was an issue we could discuss, and both times I didn’t even get a response. I was like “hey neighbors, are you out there?” and there was no response. Another time they were clearly talking to their friends that had stopped by. I KNOW they were really out there.
Anyway, I have a suspicion that my own brain made up this entire fucking detailed conversation as a way for my subconscious guilt to be exposed. If not, they must have heard me using a torch in an upstairs window-less bathroom probably 25 feet from their outside spot. No way can people smell the smoke from outside the house.
My late-binge meth brain is extremely good at making up conversations that usually aren’t taking place. Its like my subconscious has found a way to fuck with me.
It was so real that I could not tell the difference then, nor now. I legit stood on my toilet and peered into my ceiling vent for 5 minutes trying to spot a camera. That’s when I realized I was becoming a stereotypical tweaker and went to bed soon after. Not before my dishwasher automatically opening with a chime and scaring the fuck out of me.
Anyway I can't imagine experiencing this level of psychosis in an unfamiliar environment. It would be a terrifying nightmare. I happened to be safe in a house I know well. With some thought, there was a good reason for the visual hallucinations. Even the radio chatter turned out to be aucets, washers and other sources of water going through drains.
Can’t explain the neighbor-conversation. They seemed to continue their heated discussion about other areas, not just me. I was just a main point of it. Was it fucking real or not? The wife demanded he come discuss things with me. I am sure to see them again outside soon. I was always really friendly with them before this.
Tldr: Lots of audio/visual hallucinations after a 5 day binge no sleep. In depth into the neighbors loudly and vocally deriding me. Because I cannot tell if it was real or imagined. My late-binge meth brain is extremely good at making up conversations that usually aren’t taking place. Its like my subconscious finds a way to fuck with me.
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2022.01.25 16:45 DanniellaT Everybody say hi to baby Dottie!! I’m new and thought I’d share some pics of my best friend, I love her so much!! 🐶❤️
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2022.01.25 16:45 Cuzndwyne Roster Reveal Daily Pool for 1/26
In an effort to make the roster reveal trickle fun, I thought we could do a daily pool of who will be announced the following day.
My prediction - Bianca Belair 88
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