My '97 Subaru served me well right up
till last week when, while taking a
left on a green light, I got hit head
on by a van going 55mph. Despite being
flung across 3 lanes and having the car
totaled, I was able to walk away with
little more than a bruise on the knee.
At 82000 miles, the car never had any
maintenance issues: very reliable and
useful with the rear of the wagon being
used from everything from a diaper
changing table to hauling cargo from
Home Depot. Moreover, the designers at
Subaru did an excellent job in safety:
between the forward crumple zones,
rigid safety cage, and airbags, I can
quite literally say that the Subaru
saved my life. We'
Comfortable seat, AWD, handling, cargo
room, safety, safety, and safety!
Standard side curtain airbags: but
Subaru has already done that in the
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