Subaru is a Total Disappointment
By David Zimlin on
Vehicle2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewAlthough I love this car, the biggest problem has been with the dealer and Subaru. I had a synchronizer problem develop, and took it in for repair. I was told that the transmission needed to be rebuilt due to "driver abuse", and that it would cost $2,900. After going back & forth, including talk of legal action, Subaru repaired the transmission free of charge, but said it was only a "gesture of good will", and not a warranty repair. Now, after only 25,000 miles, the clutch is slipping. I am not an abusive driver, I have never raced the car. I am 60 years old, and I have never had a problem with any manufacturer until Subaru.
Best FeaturesPerformance, braking and handling. Very easy car to drive. Very safe due to the performance characteristics.
Worst FeaturesStrengthen the gearbox, and put in a stronger clutch. Subaru and its dealers, need to either honor its warranty, or sell the car without one. Their treatment of me, and others, is reprehensible!
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