28th Feb 2009, 20:45
Original reviewer here.
25,000 KM in and absolutely NOTHING has gone wrong on this car. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Not even a single squeak, rattle, or clunk. Routine maintenance and that is it.
22nd Mar 2010, 18:09
Original reviewer here again... update for all.
At 33,000 kilometers I replaced all four tires ($489), front brake pads ($95). Subaru wanted $180 for pads, but I got OEM pads (slotted).
I took my car back for a gas tank valve recall. The dealer screwed up and broke my mounting bolt & interior parts - had to order a new gas tank (their cost).
They replaced my rear control arm bushings (no cost).
Car is flawless. Nothing wrong with it. Beats all cars in the winter climbing hills. This is the pinnacle of Japanese reliability.
11th Aug 2010, 19:10
To the previous commenter... To have front brake pads replaced at 33,000 is completely reasonable. What do you want? My crappy old Chevy Cavalier lasted 2 years and I had to replace not only the pads, but also the rotors. Not so on the Subaru.
The car is going back to auction once my car lease is up. I enjoyed the Subaru but I don't need AWD all the time. Insurance is expensive on the East Coast. I am going to buy a Honda next year.
23rd Feb 2011, 10:52
I am the original reviewer and thought I would add some final notes to this vehicle.
I have to say overall this vehicle has been very enjoyable to drive in the past four years. I had only done regular maintenance, replaced the front brake pads, and the resistor HVAC module ($75). That is it.
I will miss the all wheel drive - maybe in a few years I'll go back and get an older WRX or STi. I've already purchased my next car - 2005 Nissan Altima. Hopefully it'll last a long time and give me trouble free times.