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Subaru Ratings

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    7/20/2010 9:53:19 AM

    2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

    $5000 Surprise!

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Blown engine at 5,000 miles

    One of the reasons anyone buys a car like this is for performance - 305bhp never looked so good! The car has 4 doors , a decent trunk and 'its a Subaru' - which I thought meant reliable. 1000 miles to run it in , so take it easy. Then service and oil change - after this 4,000 miles of brilliant driving. The problem is - thats all you get. After just over 5K the pistons (#2 & #4) blow. The cost - $5,000+. Subaru is in denial , and the press have not picked up the story. The internet is littered with owners that have had to deal with this - almost exactly as above. Should be / could be a great car. But $5K more on list makes a BMW 335i very attractive!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    7/20/2010 9:49:23 AM

    2010 Subaru Forester

    Unresolved Noise

    Pros: Sits up higher than my previous auto (sedan)

    Cons: Refer to review comments.

    I hear a 'clunking' type sound whenever I start my forward acceleration. It sounds like it is coming from the rear of the vehicle but the dealer service manager says it is the ABS computer under the hood and that it is common to this vehicle. I frankly do not believe that. It is proving to be very annoying, leading me to be completely dissatisfied with the car. I would not own another one.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    7/10/2010 1:05:40 PM

    2008 Subaru Tribeca

    no but a good family car

    Pros: Roomie front seats

    Cons: Not a smooth ride

    Good car , not a smooth ride , driving was very tight and handled good.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    6/25/2010 3:06:35 PM

    2005 Subaru Legacy

    sub

    Pros: gas mileage

    Cons: rOom

    GOod. VEhicle

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    6/25/2010 11:02:46 AM

    2003 Subaru Legacy

    one of the best

    Pros: 4WD

    Cons: surveys

    car has done well by me

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    6/11/2010 2:45:48 PM

    2005 Subaru Forester

    Bullit Proof Ride!!!

    Pros: Dependability

    Cons: Gas mileage

    This car has been 100% reliable for the first 100k (except for a battery at 90k). It has been everything that I could have expected.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years
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    6/11/2010 8:40:10 AM

    2010 Subaru Forester

    Almost Great

    Pros: Handling and AWD

    Cons: Under powered by 25/30 hp.

    This car is wonderful to drive and handles like a BMW at times. Problem without Turbo auto is a bit under powered even with the manual 5 speed. Still for a short wheel base it feels great, stops on a dime and is very balanced. Low center of gravity and AW keeps auto glued to ground. Best car for the money in its class. First Subaru but won't be the last.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year