After one day driving my new Outback. I get it. I have never driven a car like that I LOVED before. I find myself wondering why anyone would drive anything else.
Same here...I never belonged to any Honda forums. I did belong to some Jeep Owners Forums. The main reason was to see what dudes where doing with suspension and lifts and motor mods. I remember when they went to the JK model...I never read so many complaints and grips about a vehicle...seems the JK has done pretty well and I would not hesitate getting another one someday..I say we just drive our Subies and enjoy them!I think part of my issue is that I'm reading too much. I've bought old cars, brand new cars, 2 year old cars... you name it. But one thing I've never done til now is look all over for reviews on the car. I hope that all my worries are nothing but a few bad examples making a lot of noise.
You hit the nail on the head.I think part of my issue is that I'm reading too much. I've bought old cars, brand new cars, 2 year old cars... you name it. But one thing I've never done til now is look all over for reviews on the car. I hope that all my worries are nothing but a few bad examples making a lot of noise.
I recently got mine too and have enjoyed it so far. But I must admit that I'm scared to death with every other thing I read being about them having nothing but problems. I'll reserve my ultimate judgement on Subaru when I get more experience. But my fiance's parents had an older Forester and it had a million and one problems as well. And it didn't have but 150K miles on it when they junked it for a Prius.
Subarus are like Saabs - either you love them or you hate them .... regardless of problems that you may have with them....Huh. I've never heard of anyone I know who has owned a subaru say anything negative about the ownership experience. And that's saying something considering they're more common around here than squirrels.
For those of you with your first Scoobies- enjoy the winter.
Once you've stopped smiling like an idiot every time you drive the car in the snow, avail yourself of an opportunity to drive a 'regular' car around a bit. And you can then begin smiling again.
There's a reason that people in certain areas of the country buy Subarus, year after year.