Bought this vehicle used and it has not been a great experience. Overall, the car is ok but if you are in the market for this model, go above and beyond to see if the vehicle has any oil consumption issues. My car eats oil like crazy and after researching "oil consumption subaru" I have learned I am not alone. I've switched to a thicker oil and have just learned to live with the issue. I have had several VW's and now appreciate what I had with the VR6 engine. Looking forward to seeing how this thing does in the snow, but I really don't like driving this car. Subarus can be good, but this thing is getting sold in the spring.
All Wheel Drive and 4 cylinder combination in a sedan.
I had this subie for 9 months. It blow one head gasket. So I replaced both of them, after 700 miles it cracked a head. The head lights keep burning out. Wind noise is very loud. Its just a junkie car. Rust is coming in on the rear doors buy the seams. I wash and take care of my cars. But after 5 years and 85,000 miles its just junkie. I will never buy a sub again.
AWD is ok but the rearend wants to come around when you step on the gas.
Build a better engine. And cut the price of the parts.
I am extremely pleased with the Legacy
Wagon. I do not like two-tone and I
detest SUVs - the Legacy gives me AWD
without these negatives. Exceptionally
smooth 4 cylinder boxer engine - very
nice sound when accelerating. Very solid
- no rattles and gives a feeling of
solidity. Very comfortable seats at an
excellent height for easy entry and exiting.
(1) AWD is terrific - will not buy
another vehicle without it (2) Excellent
turning radius (3) Intelligent details:
Wide angle rearview mirror; Washers
spray - not squirt; Map lights; Side
mirrors deflectable; Huge window washer
fluid tank; Push button controls for A/C
(1) Widen rear hatch to allow 4 foot
wide panels to be loaded.
(2) Power locks should have option to
unlock ALL doors at once with key (e.g.
turning key twice a la Camry)
(3) Improve tactile feel of brakes - too
(4) Put gas cap on LEFT side - right
side is a Detroit idiocy.