This is a great car. Thinking of trying the Legacy but don't want to give up the capabilities of Outback....I hauled a 42" table, 3 leaves, 4 chairs, 4 legs (they were unattached) and an antique rocker. I was amazed it all fit in but it did.
It's a very good car for utility reasons. I mountain bike, ski, and carry lots of sporting gear all over the place. The acceleration is good for the HP and it drives very good for the price. I would recommend this car to others to consider highly because of the value and it's safety. I rarely write reviews, but thought I would given the good experience I have had with this car. The bluebooth and noise in the car could be improved.
Im bummed about my first new car. My wife and I, recently married and just move cross country to the bay area. We bought a new subaru thinking that they were reliable. We've had the car for about 5 months now and on several occasions have experienced loss of power and the sent of burnt clutch when heading up hills. In august we recieved a notification from Subaru that there was a recall maintainance on the transmission. some holes were missing on the transmission coolant tube. We promptly had the repair taken care of. since that time we have experienced the same issue a few more times.
I think the problem is that the car is too heavy for the base model's engine. -Bummed
I would like to see a 6 speed with a 6 cylander engin.