The day I got my new Outback my Australian Shepherd stood, for about 15 sec, with her feet on the lid. It immediately dented and to this day, over a year later, still has deep nail marks in it. She's about 60 lbs and wasn't jumping, just stood while walking front to back. Subaru advertises "pet friendly" cars and even show dogs in the commercials. How can they put out a product that gets ruined right away.
In order to keep this from continually happening my husband made a cover from an old carpet to place over the console when the dog is in the car.
I'm so disapointed in Subaru about this. Otherwise, it's a great car.
(Just wanted to vent...I can't be the only one with this issue)