Join Date: Nov 2017
Car: 2017 2.5i Premium Lapis Blue
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The traction control system. The best thing I have found about the traction control is how much more fun it is to drive in the winter when you shut it off.
The beeping. Yeah, annoying. Not sure how that could be avoided if you want to buy a car with so many "safety" features.
The spare tire well Yep, I get the lighter and cheaper spares they include with the car but I think all cars should at least have room to put a full-size spare.
The oil capacity. Equally as bad is the 2.5 taking 5.1 quarts. So far this hasn't been a problem for me because I am still having the dealer change the oil. Of course having them charge me for 6 quarts every time still bothers me.
The city MPG. Agree with this as well but I could use a point of your own and say that if you are going to say this is a vehicle marketed as an off road vehicle you have to expect poor city gas mileage.
The steering responsive fog lights were terribly annoying to me. Since I want to use the automatic headlights I just started leaving the fog lights on all the time as well. I used to get annoyed when other people did this but now I have joined the party.
I don't recall seeing a fix for the GPS thing before.
As for me I have to say by far the most annoying thing so far has been the factory remote start and the engine shutting off when you open a door. I've come to an acceptable compromise on that. Overall I am still happy with my Outback. Just over a year left on my lease and I am actually giving thought to keeping it after that. At that time the 2020s will be out and I'm a little hesitant to get into the first model year of the new model design. I could go with a 2019 at that point but I don't see that I would gain much for the added money. So I just may buy the car after the lease is up if the number looks like a good buy. I could be under the allowed mileage by 8,000 miles or so at that point.