After almost 2 years and 40,000 miles, I still love it. No major issues; the fog lights burned out at 20k, and the brake light on the spoiler got water in it and burned out at 30k. Fuel economy great - it's increased to 33hwy, 29 city all on regular! Other than that, routine maintenance, and still looks and feels like the day i drove it off the lot - minus the stone chips from old man winter! :(
I bought my Impy just over a year ago, and it has been the best car I've ever owned. The steering can only be described as "silky." I have a few wishes for Subaru: Add some maplights in the front, and a compass/outside thermometer. I agree with one of the other people, I'd like to have heated seats and a moonroof. I got the foglights, which are great, but would have paid extra for the moonroof and heated seats (Soobie's first winter was very snowy and cold, and the AWD was awesome!). I'm so glad I didn't buy a Corolla, they're great cars too, but my Subaru is the best!
Contoured, supportive seats; exceptional steering and turning ratio; standard anti-lock brakes; exceptional all wheel drive system; gear display on dash/clear display; leather wrapped steering wheel/shift/parking brake.
Would like the heated seats/moonroof option on RS, better fuel economy, choice of fabrics/interior colors (the black is really hot in summer), maplights, outside temp gauge, fold down rear seats in sedan.
I expect to put about 250,000 miles on
this car at a rate of 50,000 miles per
year driving the car for business. If
you don't mind a taut suspension, the
car accelerates briskly and handles
brilliantly regardless of weather or
road conditions. I used to drive a 99
Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT and this car is
much livelier although the suspension
is less forgiving on rough pavement. If
reliability, AWD and the "fun-to-drive"
factor are high priorities for you,
then give this car serious
consideration. Its back seat is cramped
for adults but can be used for smaller
children. If you want a more sedate
ride, then check out a Legacy.
AWD, performance and handling,
reliability and Subaru reputation.
Note - Subaru of America repaired an
A/C compressor on my 99 Legacy--outside
of the warranty period--because they
felt that it shouldn't have failed.
Subaru earned a customer for life!
Have options, which should be standard,
such as fog lights, the extended
armrest and the spoiler port installed.
Subaru should be embarrassed by the way
their otherwise excellent dealers try
to gouge for installing options.
Love it! Traded in a 2004 Nissan Spec-
V with great relief, took a massive
financial hit, and got twice the car
(at a lower price). Quality,
performance, and a great great value.
Engine cranks up nicely, good
compromise on ride/handling, decent
mileage and big gas tank, quality
interior, all good stuff. This would be
a good bargain in the sports sedan
class without the 4WD, with the 4WD it
kills the competition. And the rep is
pretty good for durability and safety.
Assuming no service problems, and the
same line of cars, I'm a Subaru guy for
Torquey engine, 4WD, quality interior,
short throw shifter, ride, cruising
range, AM radio reception, hatchback,
Clutch and brake pedals a tad too
close, some slight drift in expressway
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