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Trading it In
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By TJ
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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have only ever heard great things about Subarus. This was my first. I am trading it in with about 89K miles after 3 years due to frequency of repairs and lack of reliability. PROS: My crosstrek is comfortable, quite, great power, handles AMAZINGLY well in the snow (I’m a nurse and commute 100miles/day no matter the weather). It’s fun to drive, great on even class 4 roads. Spacious: I have gotten 2 kayaks in the back with the 2nd row put down and the trunk closed >75%. CONS: Problems I have had thus far include: radio repair (CD player randomly stopped working, Bluetooth always intermittent), replacing 3 brake calipers that seized up at different times in the last 9K miles (once having to tow it home over 50miles), having an intermittent unfixable problem that the dealership “could not replicate” where the key gets stuck in the ignition and you have to jam the shifter out of park, back into drive and then back into park and sometimes restart it once or twice to get the key out. I also had my break light switch go (covered under warenty at the time) but had to have the car towed back to the dealership on my way home from having it fixed when the new break light switch was not installed properly. That resulted in the breaks consistently being engaged and not being able to get the car out of 2nd gear on the highway (scary!). The dealership then tried to blame me with a weak excuse like that I “must park it where mice could get in it.” I had to remind them it got to the dealership just fine under its own power that time.... Overall, I was very disappointed with my local Subaru dealership’s service. And not just one dealership but two (I started getting some Subaru-specific repairs done at the second after a negative experience with the first). Oh, and other con: Subaru locks most things that require maintenance under the hood so your non-Subaru dealership mechanic cannot check things for you! Transmission fluid for example. For the record, my father also drives a Crosstrek after a good first year with mine. Of course, Subaru’s limited warenty ended before most problems started. My dad has loved his 2016 so far but the key is starting to do the same thing... I loved my 2015 but no longer have the time or money to keep up with the repairs while still making payments on it too. I need something more reliable for my commute that should handle highway driving better.


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Surefooted Subaru
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Cody Yeager
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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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Most Subaru buyers are college educated women and that describes me. This is my fifth Subaru, so I know of which I speak. I have driven Foresters, Outbacks, and even the old Loyale. The Crosstrek is far and away the most surefooted vehicle I have ever driven. I don't use chains or studs; I don't need to. It is not unusual for me to ford streams or climb the roads around Oregon's highest peak, Mt. Hood, in winter. Never have I felt the Crosstrek slide at all. I call my car "Orange Crush," because it is the beautiful tangerine color. Paint is in excellent condition after 3 years, as is the leather interior. Even my two dogs who are always co-piloting haven't managed to scratch or tear it. WIth my kayak on the roof, my two dogs inside, along with all our gear, there is still plenty of room. Best car ever. 30,000 miles on the odometer and not one issue, except having to replace the battery a few months ago. On the freeway, it is not unusual to reach 40-42 MPG.


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Great and fun ride
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By Rose
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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Safe, reliable, and dependable. Handles smoothly. I'd buy it again.


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Symmetrical Ultimate Vehical for any season
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By w r
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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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The main reason I have chosen this car was the versatility of usages in any season, winter, snow, sand, mountain, city driving everything is covered. You do not need snow chain, you do not need special tires. Just use all season Michelin tires and you will be more than happy. It is extremely reliable. It has the highest resale value and very good fuel economy(29+ MPG). It is not too big and not too compact. It is not too expensive either. Most of the car loose value significantly(40%+) in first 5 years, however, this car lost only 5%-10%, because it has a very high demand and that demand drives the less depreciation.


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80k miles in and....
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By Nowhereman
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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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My crosstrek's CVT transmission went out on me at just under 80k miles, or better yet, just past the warranty. I never did hard driving with it; only highway miles too and from work. The price to have it fixed? 8000 dollars! And it was a little past the power train warranty too. It's a good car, but I have never heard of a transmission going out that quick before. Just beware.
UPDATE: The CVT was replaced and the bill was paid by Subaru, (Yay!) but I still have a oil consumption issue that despite Subaru saying it’s normal, I still put in nearly a quart between changes. Nothing like carrying a quart around with you where ever you go for those special moments...
UPDATE 2: now at 102k miles I’m up to almost two quarts of oil between changes and this is after running the oil consumption test two more times, it’s still comes back as ‘acceptable oil consumption’. I’m keeping Valvoline in business...


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