2019 Subaru Legacy 2.5i from North America

Summary:

I should have investigated further before purchasing

Faults:

Trim - Rear seat was torn, dealer replaced the seat.

Catastrophic electric failure. The battery will drain in short order leaving us stranded.

General Comments:

The car is noisy and tinny sounding, and the horn is a joke. But, we have an infant, and we wanted a new car that incorporates modern safety standards and couldn't afford a new Mercedes.

Yes, I was driving a twenty year old Mercedes E320 and with 268,000 miles on the odometer, but it seems to be a much more solid car than the new Subaru, and it never left me stranded like the Subaru seems prone to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th October, 2018

15th Oct 2018, 16:36

Seems that Subaru has had some major issues of late. My brother owns a 2013 Forester and the thing consumes a LOT of oil. There's a service bulletin about it too. I like the kinds of cars they make, but heavy oil consumption is a major flaw. Sounds like you too are having issues.

10th Dec 2018, 03:27

Some Subarus have had an oil consumption problem since they went to the 0-20 wt oils. Subaru has stood behind their products and replaced at least one engine for a friend of mine when the oil consumption was not able to be corrected. I am told that Subaru has addressed this problem in the manufacturing process by using harder piston rings. I do not know if this is true. I hope it is. Buy the warranty.