I've owned my Subie for the past 4 years. I bought it knowing it had a rebuilt title and had the passenger front redone, to include rewelding some of the fenderwell. I bought it w/ 92k mi and now have 133k mi on it. Its never let me down. The factory clutch had some minor defects and doesn't have a good clamping force, but I replaced that for a performance one. Its a fun ride and I love taking the long way home from work. I baby it about 80% of the time and drive it hard the rest and not once had an issue w/ the car. It has developed a small oil leak (1/2 qt between oil changes) but its not enough to matter. The only real downside is the decent MPG's and cheap looking interior.
The rare style, sun roof, AWD, 2.5l boxer engine, reliability, the comfort and the amount of interior room for a 2 door compact. Its a Subie
A little more fuel efficient engine and bit more attention to the interior. Some complain about the cup holder below the vent breaking but I've put some heavy cups in there w/ no problems, but I also don't slam them in the cup holder. AND QUIT CHANGING UP THE WIRING HARNESS EVERY FREAKING YEAR. Engine swaps are hard because of this.
This is my first car. I love it so much. Super reliable, never hesitates to start, even with 170K on the odometer. Turns heads, and I get complimented on it almost daily. AWD is fantastic, the RS is constantly sure-footed; it drives like it's on rails, and, being naturally aspirated and with airbags, it's parent friendly too. But rest assured kids, it's a blast to drive. More low-end torque than you'd expect. Inside it has buckets of room, I'm 6'5" and I fit without a problem. The rear seats can be inhabited by normal people, too! Classic styling in and out, my only woe is the weaksauce cupholder.
Everything attached to or consisting of the suspension.
I bought this car new in 1999. I've had the car for 6 years now and have put 110,000 miles on it with few problems. I've had to replace the battery and a few light bulbs - that's it outside of standard service. This was my first all AWD car and I'll probably never go back to either a FWD or RWD car. It's so much better in the weather. I'm planning on driving it for another 3-4 years and then maybe trading up to a new Legacy GT.
AWD, MPG, dependability.
2.0 Turbo. When I bought mine Subaru of America was telling everyone it would never come!
This was my first new car purchase and I
wish I NEVER traded it in! It was so
perfect. I live in the Pocono Mountains
in Northeast PA and in our harsh winters
and mountainous terrain I NEVER had any
troubles and I was running V rated
DIRECTIONAL PERFORMANCE TIRES! Unreal!
I never had to shovel it out after the
plows went by, oil changes were so easy
(no jacking required) but the AWD did
wear tires out faster than rear or front
FUN FUN FUN till my girlfriend took my
RS away. Fun to drive, easy on the
wallet in price and upkeep, rally
styling and the beginning of what came
to be the WRX revolution in the States.
shifting into reverse wasn't always easy
at startup and excessive starter
turnover in the winter months to get
On dry roads, this car is fun, safe,
and forgiving. On wet or snowy roads,
it is stable, predictable and almost
unstoppable. In the hands of a good
driver, the Subaru all wheel drive
system will out-perform an SUV for far
less money than an Audi or the like.
This is the best all-weather car I've
A small 2-door car should be a
hatchback. It could use a 6-speed