I like Subarus and even sold them.
I've seen hundreds of new and used
Subies. I love the LL BEAN. My needs
were sport-luxury, utility type of car
(I already have an SUV). Subaru can
make some quirky decisions/designs in
different makes/models. The LL BEAN'S
are below. Subaru should take a step
back (better yet, hire me as a
consultant) and centralize all like
functions to the same locations. The
HO6 is great for the Outbacks. Stereo
system is above average. The climate
control is effective but can have a
mind of it's own. I've gotten 21 mpg
avg. It's smart, comfortable, stylish,
reliable and fun to drive.
Great looks, AWD, ABS, smooth engine
and handling. Dual trip odo. Sound
system. Auto dimming rearview and
grocery bag hooks. Wiper/mirror de-
icer. Solid feel at high speed. (115+
many times) Steering wheel and
interior are a nice touch as well.
Great service from Shortline in CO.
Tran sluggish. Dr door & dash ergo.
Dual roof dials like VWs. Rearview
mirror reduces view. Int/Ext temp at a
glance. More status on dash & steering
wheel controls. CD shuffle, more
resets. Seat memory-heater switches.
Wind noise/rattles. Keyless poor. Add
power port & storage-front.