This is the most fun you can have with
a station wagon, or sport wagon as
Subaru calls it. Plenty of room for
four adults with the wagon portion
providing ample room for storage. The
front seats offer excellent lateral
support but can be a little firm for
long drives. This is the first car
that I have owned more than a year and
I still love it as much as the day I
Excellent suspension, all wheel drive,
227HP of turbo charged fun.
2002 models have a clutch disc that
does not like to be slipped. The 2003
models have a different disc and
Subaru is replacing the clutch in
older cars with the new part for free.
This is not the fastest car I've owned,
but it certainly does most things well.
Build quality is excellent, my only
problem in 10,000 miles was a cracked
windshield. Gas mileage is ok at an
average of 24mpg mixed city/highway.
The ride is firm but supple and this
car swallows up potholes and ridges
with aplomb, unlike most sports cars
I've owned. Grip is limited with stock
tires but still outcorners most other
cars, in the wet, it's superb!
Steering wheel. Versatility of wagon.
Boxer sound of engine. Supple
suspension. Short throw shifter.
Deceleration noise from trans. 16"
wheels look too small in the large
fenderwells. Turbo lag is prominent at
below 2500 rpm.