Subaru thought of everything with this car from metal pedals to the 6 disc changer. We found that the unit's screen is too small and that learning the software for downloading maps and getting directions is more difficult than simply entering in an address. I could not believe such features would exist on an affordable rally car that boasts times of 5. So the next time a loose gas cap trips the check-engine light, you could use your handheld computer to turn it off and save yourself a dealer visit. The Subaru finished second behind the Audi and damn near won the thing. Slow in and quick out seems to be the best approach to corners. Never drips, but you can smell the oil when it warms up after sitting for a while.
But you get power windows, locks and keyless entry. Top speed fell 6 mph to 139, and the worn Bridgestone tires could only manage 0. At least the car's performance held up over its stay. I used to drive taxi's for 10 hours a day and never had this problem. The only well documented weakness in these cars is the transmission syncros, which can make shifting a little noisy and uncomfortable. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter.
We switched to Vredestein's Wintrac tires you can locate a U. Wagon seems to be a bit more invisable to cops though. Handling could be better at the limit. At 30,000 miles, downshifting from second to first gear at piddling speeds resulted in an occasional and discomforting crunch, which grew more frequent as the miles piled on. Current Upgrades Turbo back exhaust 3.
DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. If you're one of them, be wary, as we've heard stories of dealers not honoring warranties if the car has been autocrossed. Still gets good gas mileage and reliable commuter car. Primary Use: Commuting to work Great Reliable Car. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. The Boxer Rumble may be one of the sweetest sounding engines ever produced. Not to mention it looked great and was fuel-efficient, averaging 23 mpg and maxing at 27 mpg on the highway.
The new 17-inch wheels and tires are not a good idea for this car, as they make the ride too harsh. Daytime running lights are a pest, and it's ugly as an alley cat, but it runs like stink and can haul your junk too. I am determined to get this thing stuck in winter. The windows on the left side are not tinted because someone busted them out a couple of years ago, and I never re-tinted the replacements. Finding parking was easy as it could slip into tight spaces with ease. Interior is great and even after 10 years of wear none of the seats are torn. It is zippy and fun to drive, and the wrx is even better way better, as far as zip goes.
So, Subaru has gained a reputation for being a vehicle that provides sure-footed motoring in foul weather--a winter necessity like boots, gloves, window scraper and snow blower. That seems like a significant omission to me. When we performed final testing at 40,000 miles, the 60-mph sprint equaled the car's time when it was new 5. Daily commutes became foot-to-the-floor qualifying sessions. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. Primary Use: Family transportation Fun Sporty Little Car — a fun all wheel drive car that has some getup and go. I average 23 mpg and the best I've ever gotten was 27.
I checked, the engine's still there. It produces a lineup of sedans, wagons and sport-utility vehicles that since 1997 all feature all-wheel-drive. During that service we also had the transmission and differential fluids changed, procedures that are recommended by the manual but not mandated. It is very reliable and all the mechanics I've dealt with regarded it as well made. The all wheel drive is significantly better in performance than some other vehicles laying claim to all wheel drive.
I am the original owner, and it is 100% stock. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557194995614 ; listingsSearchManager. None of the staff seemed to mind that the times were off, however. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. Not to mention, I never had to pay a penny for regular services, thanks to the generous 3% rewards points from purchases made on my Subaru Mastercard.