Unreliable and problematic vehicle
The entire clutch/flywheel assembly is being replaced for the THIRD time this week by Subaru (at their cost).I have experienced severe clutch shudder problems, especially when cold, but also when warm on occasion.
The car also burns an excessive amount of oil. I am currently seeking to return the car under the Washington State Lemon Law.
DO NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION!!!I've talked with other owners who have automatics and they have not had any problems.
Overall, the car is comfortable and has reasonable performance, but I cannot recommend it because of the continuing drivetrain problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th July, 2003