2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
Bought a used 1-OWNER 2011 Subaru Legacy from a used car dealer , loved the car until i got to a stop vehicle dies every time , after getting several opinions ended up taking it to the dealer like subaru of america customer service rep told me to do , 2-days later i got a call from subaru of america rep and she told me the bad news ( the good thing is your transmission is fine you only need a torque converter for $1600 instead of $3900 for a transmission and the bad news is Subaru of america is NOT gonna help you with anything , subaru used to be good until they switched to the CVT transmissions . Stay away from Subaru its not the same as it used to be .
Had a nissan with the same issue and nissan covered them up to 125k miles , so step up subaru and take care of your product and customers
The inside of the truck lid rusts where the water drain holes are. Brought the car back there, less than 3 years old and they did a "goodwill gesture" in repairing. Supposedly took the lid apart and redid it. About 13 months later its back and rustier than ever and the dealer wants no part of it saying the first time was a "goodwill gesture" so they are done. Corporate is working with me and will pay half the cost of the repair. I just dont understand how they can say its normal for a trunk lid to rust on a 3 year old car, fix it and dont stand behind the fix. I love my car but will never buy another - Will Subaru buy this car from me with a rusty trunk lid - probably not.
Is there a limit to how much you can hate your car? After trying to get the dealer to fix the Subaru Shimmy for two years didnt help the relationship. After ten emails to SOA, I gave up. The car simply has never handled well. With each passing year other unpleasant features of the car are started to surface. Cheap interior, uncomfortable seats, poor heating and cooling, weird brakes come to mind. Not to mention the CVT. While driving over a mountain pass, every light on dash board lit up and the car just stopped dead. This was at 44K miles (covered under power train). How could Subaru make a car this bad?
AWD I guess. OEM Tires are pretty good compared to other new cars I've owned.
CVT, Steering, Brakes, Handling, Interior Materials, Better Seat Comfort, better radio, better ext. paint, service, support from SOA. Styling
in fact, better everything.
After three years of driving and three blizzards, this car has proven itself and come out a winner. Driving in snow and ice is far less scary with the AWD. You never feel like you'll lose control. The car itself feels solid. A nice "ka-thunk" when you close the door. There are no squeaks, and everything works properly. I moved to a hilly neighborhood and I'm at the top. My old car (BMW 528i) could not even make it up a small grade in the snow. The Subaru climbs the hill to my house like a mountain goat. Very impressive.
The AWD traction.
Roomy - backseat can fit 3 6-footers.
The CVT transmission takes a little getting used to.
You can actually shift using the accelerator and get more torque by giving it the gas, then backing off the gas pedal a bit and then reapplying pressure to the pedal.
The car shoots off like a rocket.
(You can also use the paddle shifters, but I like this way.)