Very comvertable ride. good pickup on
inclines. good gas milage, I averaged
25.6 MPG over a one year period. I
drive an average of 100 miles aday 7
days a week. I have had it for 16 months
(480 days) I have 47,762 miles on it
now. This was the first subaru I have
owned , certianly not the last.
There are two drawbacks that I have
found 1)is that there is wind noise
once you get up over 65 MPH. I have had
the dealer deal with it on several
visits, every time they fix it every
time it comes back. 2) it is hard to
see when you backing up.
Bought this vehicles as almost an
impulse purchase on New Year's eve--
replacing 12 years of minivan loyalty.
It's easy to park, fun in traffic and
on curvy roads--even just expressway
My only reservation is about
acceleration into traffic--but,
meanwhile, responsiveness at highway
speeds is terrific--witness 2
expressway speeding citations within 15
months--for 84 in a 65 mph zone--with
no traffic around.
fold down rear seat for inside storage
versatile hauling capability--for
plants, furniture, etc--objects too
tall for minivans. very hefty tailgate
Control panel layout could be improved
re visibility and access.
Kinda hard to back up with high rear
end affecting visibility--especially
awkward with tailgate down/extended.
Only have 1200 miles on it, but I love
it. Sold a Ford Ranger to get this
because it suits my needs better.
Turbo really gives it some power.
I'd recommend the turbo. Features and
build of the car are solid.
Turbo power, sunroof, bed extender,
solid interior controls
heated seats option on all models,
better gas mileage,
I like them so much that i bought
another after the first one.They could
have left off some of the standard
items so they could sell them
cheaper.Still could use more power.I'm
planning on buying a 06 if it is built
on the new legacy/outback platform and
with the flat 6.Its fun to drive
especially in the rain.All in all its a
Turbo power,6 disc in dash CD
player,Privacy glass,Rear seat center
console,Sport shift trans,limited slip
rear diff,Frameless door glass.
More ground clearance,sunroof
optional,Roof rack optional,Dual range
trans,6 cyl.Larger hood scoop for
intercooler,Longer bed,Heated mirrors,