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Our First Subaru - Best Car Yet
Pros: Riding in the Car, Well desinged suspension!
Cons: Radio controls, the actual system sound is superSo much thought went into this vehicle, from design, dashboard detail, ride and comfort, great drive control, excellent power, but VERY low on noise, beautiful interior, spacious, it just goes on and on, the sound systems, once you read the directions for use, is actually spectacular, could use a little more user friendliness in that realm, and the fact that this little car is so solidly built, super 18' wheels...We'll my wife and I would love to meet the designers and thank them personally for this car! Couldn't have designed one better for us. Perfect!
I adore my new Subaru
Pros: The way it clings to the road when it drives! It is SO fun to drive!
Cons: Gas mileage could be better.I recently purchased a new Subaru Outback Sport, trading in an old truck that was really having issues. This car has a smooth ride and is zippy and fun to drive. It turns corners on a dime and for a small car has lots of room on the interior. The only thing I don't really like about it is the gas mileage. It really doesn't get the best mileage for a small car, but I guess that is the trade-off for the AWD, which I know I'll be glad to have come winter with its ice and snow. I looked at lots of cars and drove quite a few. This little Subaru was the only one in it size class that felt solid and sturdy.
Cons: lack of window framesmy subaru goes just about anyplace in comfort - stability and feeling of security with all wheel drive is outstanding very good off road as well dealer maintenance cost a little steep
second to none
Pros: all wheel drive
Cons: lack of rear armrestI've owned four Subarus since 1969 and never had to have one repaired. The one I owned longest was a 1990 Legasy sedan . I owned it for over 15 years, until I bought a new 2005,although it was still like new when I sold it. No other automobile made today compares to Subaru for quality and reliability.
Pros: Bluetooth hands free!
Cons: Navigation system little hard to understandI love the pearl color, the way it turns on a dime. and the gas mileage is great too!
Pros: Love the Puddle Lights.
Advice: Get one before they are all gone.This is our third Subaru an it is by far the BEST. With Ethanol free gas I get over 22 MPG in the City and have averaged over 33 MPG Hiway. It is good looking, packed with lots of goodies, solid and has no problems going in Snow of a possible 10 I'd give it a solid 10. Great job Subaru.
Pros: Toss up: auto-dimming mirror with compass or remote start
Cons: Basic sound system is a joke. Needs sport exhaust--can barely hear revs for precise down-shifting.
Advice: Be prepared to drive like a saint or pay the piper. The hood scoop might as well be a flag.Caution: when you're driving a WRX, remember to breathe. Love, love, love. Owning a WRX leads to what I call the WRX sneer--the destorting effect of an ear-splitting grin at high accelleration. It's an AWD 265hp turbo wagon that corners like a go-cart--the perfect car for a New England woman in the music business. Great cargo space/rear seating arrangement that hauls five grownups with decent head and leg room or about a dozen djembes, or three cellos, or ten guitar cases or, with 60/40 split seats, any combination of all these. I happily do a lot of the driving :) for about any event...anywhere. A high speed hairpin corner is easy--just downshift and hit the gas--with AWD, that turbo digs in like a cutting pony. More power would just be silly--so the STI is for gearheads if you ask me. My friend who drives a Porsche felt the need to defend his car after driving my WRX. 'Nuf said. He did win a single point from me about transmissions. The WRX 5-speed is geared well, but it feels a bit primitive and slow to me. Hope it breaks in a bit smoother. An overdrive or some kind of 'Highway' gear would be quiet enough for any kind of music even with a performance exhaust, and very green too. Since Subaru is synonymous with New England, the auto climate should have a 'Parka' setting. Picky, picky. This is a nimble, exciting sports car. It has a remarkable safety record, legendary road worthiness, is actually affordable, comfortable, and offers solid resale value because it's a Subaru.