The 4 cylinder is slow, but once you get
it up to speed, it really does handle
like an Audi. Hitting gravel or sand,
the AWD can feel a bit wiggly at first -
a bit awkward in emergency handling.
A bit cramped in the front; my Civic has
more leg and headroom. Beware of
service at Santa Monica Subaru. I had
to fix an air filter problem they
caused; left the clamp loose. Why put
in a filter if you're going to let dirt
into the intake manifold? Subaru
Customer Relations is not on top of
In comparison to SUVs, I'd say the
handling is great and the fuel economy
is quite good. Just for 5'11" and
taller, it is quite cramped.
Improve with higher interval service
components and products. If you have to
spend $400 for fluid, brake, oil checks
and an air filter debacle at Santa
Monica Subaru often, something is wrong.