Join Date: Aug 2015
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I get an average of 7.36 l/100k's Thats over 40,000k's so far or 15 months. Mainly city (Canberra) running at 7.5l/100k and some country at 6.8l/100ks.
I have had the DPF light come on three times so far and have since had it fixed with a software update. It was never a DPF issue but a software glitch but I have been advised that even so it may still cause the car to go into limp mode if it isn't reset.
Not overly impressed with the level of Subaru service. The first service I had done I complained the headlights needed adjusting up and that the cabin climate control needed to be juggled up and down to maintain a temperature. Apparently the headlights are self adjusting (BS) so cant be adjusted and not enough time to check the aircon.
Next service I complained of the same issues, at this time the ignition was left on so I got some footage of the service being done. They did actually check the alignment of the headlights this time and the response was "within specification" but no attempt to adjust them up. The aircon was a much more interesting matter. No testing done but I won't go into their level of professionalism about what happened but the response was also "within specification"
I was getting a flat repaired at 35,000 ks and the KMart noted the front tyres needed replacing. I'll take some of the blame for not checking them better but despite the fact that Subaru had had the car for the 12,500 and 25,000 services I dont believe the tyres had been rotated. As it's AWD that means 4 new tyres, not just the fronts so a bill of $800.00. Not happy Jan as there was a lot of tread left but as the edges were scrubbed they werent legal.
The last service was done by KMart at a price that is less than Subaru. The best difference though is that Kmart has a single mechanic do all the work where Subaru has a team doing the job. While the Subaru method means a quick in and out for me it seems that this is the main aim of the exercise. I am not shy about saying this as two complaints about the lights and aircon without either being resolved, the tyre issue and seeing bits of the service being done via dash cam leaves a lot to be desired.
A 2015 Subaru 2.0L TD and a 1981 BMW R100CS.
The Beemer is named after Paris Hilton as they are both airheads. The Subaru is yet to be christened.