Excellent for safety and performance
Replaced both fan belts and Harmonic Stabilizer just after I got it.
New battery, old battery was 7 years old and no longer holding the charge.
Lost the tailpipe off the muffler. Replaced whole muffler (rusted inside) plus about half of the intermediate pipe (rusted almost through in two places).
A great car.
Smooth, comfortable, quiet, handles well.
Previous owner kept it in beautiful condition inside and out. Despite being almost 10 years old it was just coming up for its 100,000km service.
Pretty good fuel economy.
Sadly I rolled it at the start of February '04. Car hit an embankment on the side of the road, went up and over, then rolled two and a half times down the other side landing on the roof. It was written off, but I walked away with cuts and severe bruising. Full marks to Subaru for safety! I saw the car a few days later and I still don't know how I managed to get out and walk away!
Seatbelt performed perfectly!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st April, 2004