We have had this vehicle for 30 months
and it has never given us any trouble.
I love to drive it. Has great pick
up. You have to watch it or you find
you are going faster than you realize.
Had a problem with the speed sensor at
38,000 miles but the Power train
warranty covered the total amount of
repair. This has been a very
dependable vehicle so far. Gets about
23 mpg. Would definitely buy it again.
one of the few vehicles with a tape
player. Air tight. Quiet. Love the
rubber mat that comes with vehicle that
goes in the back behind the back seat.
The seat backs on the back seats
partially block your back view out of
the back windshield
I have considered getting a truck
or 'bonfide' SUV. But I invariably
can't find a better all-around utility
vehicle. It is like having the best of
a car and an SUV. It is not an off-
road vehicle, but a very capable rough-
Easily fits in a standard garage.
The only real downside is the power,
however, the reason I would like more
power is for a little better towing
For the most part my Subaru has been
reliable and very fun to drive. Good
service has been difficult to obtain,
and repair parts are even harder. The
car was involved in a high-speed
freeway accident that could have been a
life-threatening rollover in an SUV.
Overall, the car came out of the
accident fairly well (it's been
repaired and I still own it) and the
occupants (my wife and child) were
unharmed. Overall I have enjoyed
owning this car. I highly recommend it
as a family-car alternative to SUV's,
due to the excellent fuel economy,
handling, safety, and cargo room. I
may buy another one..
This car handles great. The all-wheel
drive makes this car extremely fun to
drive on twisty mountainous roads (and
off-roads). Cargo room is great for a
car this size. Safety and structural
integrity are excellent.
The four-cylinder engine is
underpowered, especially for city
driving; six-cylinder is now only
available in upscale models. Parts are
hard to find, and build quality is not
as good as I expected.