This is an all around wonderful vehicle. Everyday performance is good but in rain or snow, good quickly changes to great. Nothing I've ever driven has compared to this car. I can't see any reason why I wouldn't buy Subaru in the future.
The AWD is incredible. Such an advantage over the FWDs I have driven in the past. Snow and ice were no problem.
MPG, I average 21 under normal circumstances. Passenger side window whistles in high speeds. Fold down back seats would be nice.
Very well build car. Exceptional on snowy/slushy roads. Great road drivability. Bought just several months ago but love it so far. Not too keen with the outdated design though.
Superb road handling in winter conditions thanks to AWD as well as low center of gravity. I love it!
Very outdated exterior and not too shocking interior. Interior paneling (i.e. side walls in trunk area) needs to be improved; panels very cheap and way too delicate; some misalignment of interior parts. If changing design please do not over do it. No need to remind of XXI century!
counter the counterspin- The power on
this car, especially
low down and especially in the 5-speed,
is terrific. I am more than happy with
the engines response, from in town to
highway trips, and I like to keep the
SPORT in driving. The handleing on
these cars is telepathic. They grip
from all four corners, stay flat and
remain predictable. The braking gets
some complaints, but I hve seen no
issues in the first 6K. Interior is
handsome, seats fit well after break-
in, I recommend lifting them slightly
up off their lower setting, and tilting
the seat relatively far back to give it
a more roomy feel.
The white Subaru wagon looks BMW esque
with a few coats of wax sitting in my
drive. The 35th
ann. model has a clean and classic
appeal not matched by the unreliable
trendy dogs from VW's stables (stale).
So- take a test drive and be open to
Telescoping steering wheel would put it
over the top.