2009 Subaru Legacy Touring PZEV 2.5 from North America
Among other issues, the car has been showing PO420 code (catalytic converter insufficiency) for the past year. This code could mean anything from exhaust leak, to defective O2 sensor, to problems with the catalytic converter. Since the cost to change the PZEV catalytic converter is at least a few thousand, which is more than the car is worth, I have been dealing with less costly items first. But the code still returns. While the catalytic converter would still be covered in the US, it is not covered in Canada.
Surface rust inside doors.
Transmission sometimes hesitates.
Though great on ice and snow, the car is not very reliable after the first 80,000 kilometers or so. Probably better to lease than buy if you have to have a Subaru.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th April, 2018