I bought this car new, and have put
47,000 miles on it in 2 1/2 years.
The clutch was replaced under warranty
at 30,000 miles for chattering,
particularly when cold (~30-40
degrees). I'm about to replace it
again, but at my own cost. The
gearing is very low, making the car
very responsive to gas pedal movement,
but very jerky in traffic. One more
gripe: the rear seat doesn't fold
down. That being said, it's a blast
to drive, and all wheel drive gives
excellent traction, regardless of
weather conditions. Despite my
complaints, my next car will be
another Subaru. You can't beat the
Responsive steering feel, strong
brakes, good power and torque. Very
competitive price. Even the base
models are loaded with features.
Longer lasting clutch that doesn't
chatter when cold (if 40 degrees F is
Folding Rear Seat!!!
Better gas mileage
Better stock stereo
Higher quality paint job
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