"This is probably the best car for the money I have ever owned, and I have owned quite a few vehicles. The turbo delivers when you need it, and doesn't drain out the gas as you might think. And the extra low to the ground Boxter engine makes cornering blissful. If you're looking for an all around vehicle that has room for the family and can still haul stuff and kick butt when you need it to, this is definitely the car for you. I love it.
Ich liebe es!"
"I use it for fishing, hiking , biking, light hauling and driving in the snow. My grandkids ALWAYS want me to take them to the lake or the Beach in our Baja.
Very rugged and reliable.Have had 4 people offer to buy it from on the spot. Its unique design attracts a lot of attention. Only problem so far is cheap seat construction, the vinyl on the drivers fron seat bottom is cracking after only 36000 miles and i keep the car in my garage.
I would buy another one in a heart beat."
"Excellent vehicle, drives like a sports car. Hatch in front of trunk, with bed extender allows for better use of short bed. Engine design of valve covers on the sides vs.the top of engine apparently causes leaking valve cover gaskets to be a common problem. If you have leaks (check garage or driveway under car), be sure to have this checked, as further deterioration of valve cover gaskets can result in complete loss of oil and, needless to say, will ruin your engine. Mine came with the "check engine" light on (tripped), which often indicates that a sensor for the exhaust / emission control system has kicked the light on, which in turn may indicate trouble with the catalytic converter. I dealt with this by adding a gas treatment product which cleans the fuel injectors and is also advertised to clean the exhaust and emissions system. I actually used two different products in two consecutive full tanks of gas, and the light went off by itself. Seats seem comfortable for me, and the road handling is superb. The gas mileage is acceptable. I gave it 5 stars overall as it is an excellent vehicle."
Cons: "Wind noise, not great seats for long trips"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is a perfect little car-truck for someone who does not need a heavy-duty pickup. I purchased a locking leather top for the truck bed so I can lock up my luggage on trips. This car is now 9 years old -- I have the yellow one and everywhere I go people ask me about my cute little car. One couple wanted to buy it on the spot. It gets about 27 mpg. The truck bed has a pass-thru to the car when the rear seats are folded -- I have hauled extension ladders, etc. The only drawbacks are wind noise on the highway and not the greatest seats for long trips (I tend to drive 14 hours in a day). The other is that the items in the truck bed get wet in a heavy rain or a car wash -- the custom Subaru optional top is not waterproof."