Awesome gas-hater, perfect for ski slopes!
Emergency brake sensor is flaky and causes brake light on dash to come on for no apparent reason; has been this way since I bought the car.
Seat fabric on passenger's seat has torn at the stitching on the side bolster.
Muffler is starting to get loud (at 120K miles).
Although somewhat slow by modern standards, my Justy feels quite peppy. It has no concessions to modern motoring--power brakes were the only power option and there isn't even a passenger side mirror. Manual steering isn't an inconvenience even when parallel parking and helps the feel of the car on the highway. High-speed handling is adequate given the car's weight and tire size (13" 155 millimeter wide), but the ability to squeeze into a small parking space, or pay only $15 for a fill-up, is what this car was made for. (My all-time most-expensive fill was $27, into a nine gallon tank, at $3.40/gallon.) I wish it had air-conditioning, and a better radio (as opposed to the stock two-speaker setup), but for what it is I can't complain. An added plus: The selectable 4WD system makes this car unstoppable in the snow without sacrificing much in the way of gas mileage. I've saved the $900 I paid for this car many times over in gas, and will definitely buy from Subaru again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th April, 2006