Great value - excellent SUV alternative!
So far, nothing has gone majorly wrong with the car!
The automatic transmission seems to shift a little hard between 2nd & 3rd, but I had the fluid replaced, and it seemed to help.
Last year the check engine light came on & wouldn't go off. It turned out the gas cap wasn't screwed on tightly! It finally went away.
Sometimes the power antenna doesn't extend all the way. Also, in the winter, it gets stuck until the car warms up.
This little Subaru has surprisingly a lot of room. So far, I have hauled 5 trees inside of it, and some very large boulders for landscaping.
Our 90 pound Labrador Retriever fits great in the back for long rides, with room to spare for cargo. He has room to stand and turn around!
My wife thinks the car is "nerdy," yet she admits it is very comfortable to ride in for long trips. Much more so than our 2000 Nissan Altima.
I wish the roof rack was adjustable.
The factory AM/FM cassette player is decent, but the radio reception is not the greatest. Sometimes the power antenna doesn't extend all the way up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th May, 2004