The windows are stupid. They have no frame and there is just the door's molding. The windows leak and often freeze, also creating moisture IN the car (windshields esp.). The A/C is EXTREMELY cold, heat is EXTREMELY warm. WISH it came with ABS and the AWD is not 50/50, so doesn't perform as great on the ice/snow/slush. The gas mileage isn't as good as I expected, I get about 17-18 (IF I am lucky) in the city. However, this thing hasn't failed me yet, and I hope to keep on driving it til it's dead (and I hope that won't be for a long time!)
It's got good pick-up. I like the color of my car and the body design for the most part, but this car is NOT my favorite.
More legroom for backseat, the trunk has only like a tarp-like thing over the doughnut, which is odd. Windows, again, do NOT seal right (even newer Sub.'s do this!), would like to have had ABS, 50/50 AWD, cruise control, and fog lights on the BASIC models. Gas mileage NEEDS improvement.
I bought this car halfway through
college, and i couldn't be happier. AWD
is great, beats my parents cars in the
winter; it hugs the curves like it was
my grandma at thanksgiving; accel. is
ok, but it is amazingly peppy- my
friends all want to drive it; its safe,
with its dual airbags. and common
enough that repairs are inexpensive.
since i DID buy it used, it did have
problems. i think there was a shimmy in
the wheel, bad belt,and back strut. its
all fixed, and i could still afford my
books. Problems: ITS SO SMALL! = major
inferiority complex. virtually no
back seat room. Though it is techniclly
a sedan, i think of it as a 4-door
AWD, 2 airbags, gas milage, amazing
road capabilities. cool car overall.
size, acceleration, uncomfortable
seats. you get what you pay for. i
sought basic, and i got basic. also, i
HATE subaru's windows! wow, they suck;
i never really feel like they are
totally closed. it makes the doors seem
cheap, moreso. engineer a fully
I like the way this car handles slick
roads. It is excellent in the snow and
the rain. The ride is a little stiff
going over bumps, but the car hugs the
road like a sports car. It is
surprisingly peppy for a four cyinder
with automatic transmission. It gets
23-25 MPG in mixed local area driving
and 29 MPG on the turnpike, using the
cruise control. It is a conventional
sedan, and I prefer that styling to the
SUV look, featuring body clading. I've
had it for one year and 9,000 miles and
am very happy with it.
A full sized spare tire would be
preferable to the smaller temporary
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