Bought vehicle based on excellent reviews . very disappointed 1.seat front and back very uncomfortable ,got severe back pain, lumbar support too hard on back problem not detected during 15min test drive complain to dealer, other customers also complained no effect 2.poor mileage only 26 on freeway subaru claims 32 MPG 3.light on dials red at night very disturbing on eyes. not easy to change 4.noisy engine hallow noise idling 5. sound quality very poor knobs small.
6. steering heavy 7. problems finding dealerships very important , had to rent car very expensive must consider before buying subaru.had enough of problems so I trade it in at a huge financial loss. careful of excellent reviews.
seat and lumbar support, sound quality, gas mileage,subaru should have more dealership in california ,few dealerships take advantage of the customers and repair cost are high, maintianance agreement are not free after paying for rented car
Only issue that seems unfair is a complaint about lack of dealerships.
The other observations are spot on for me and my car, although I also hate the CVT 2.5i NA drivetrain, which is underpowered and rubber bands constantly.
CVT never again, especially with 170 hp and a car this heavy.