"Love it! This is my 5th Subaru, all have had over 100,000 miles. Every day driving is fun, but where the car really shines is in inclement weather, especially snow. I live in Chicago and we get a lot of snow, not once have I been stuck. Last year we had a blizzard, only me and a couple of SUV's and the snow plows were out. I went thru 8" to 10" inches of snow and high drifts. It felt like I was driving on dry surfaces. A lot of SUV's got stuck, not me!
Comfortable driving on long trips.
Next car I get, is going to be another Subaru, but I have at least 23,000 miles to go!"
"Engine problems, brake problems (NHTSA ordered) and interior finish problems. This is really disappointing since the first two Subaru's I owned were great. I kind of wished I hadn't traded in the 1997 one."
"Have owned this 'Subie' since new and can say it is the best vehicle I have ever purchased. It currently has 58,000 miles and the ONLY issue ever was a battery replacement about 3 years ago. Fun to drive, reliable and safe! In fact, we have given the car now to my daughter who recently (year ago) started driving. I feel confident with her behind the wheel of this quality machine. In fact, we have now bought our second 'Subie' (2014 Forrester) and are (so far) very pleased with it as well! SUBIE means QUALITY and LOYALTY!"
Pros: "does everything, looks great inside and out"
Cons: "MPG city - but I have fun when I drive..."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"very utilitarian: have hauled many lbs of paving stones and garden soil in the back, AWD great, copious space in wagon for hauling;
classy and well-designed: love the looks of it inside and out and have received many compliments on interior;
driving: excellent road and highway manners, all the speed and pick up i need.
no problems with it. i maintain it well."