Looking for pros and cons........there would be about a $6,000 difference. Looking at 2018 with 30,000 miles compared to new 2020?
I hear this a lot. However, it does not really make sense with a car maker like Subaru. The base car does not change much, even to the next generation. So, the systemic problems in the base are unlikely to show up suddenly. Subaru adds features every year. So, every year could have glitches. In the 5th generation, the 2018 (fourth year in generation) head unit appears to be the most problematic widespread issue. But note it is a problem that this site causes to seem worse than it is. (Side note, my 2018 has not had headunit issues.) People want to blame the 2018 headunit issues on the refresh, but I call it coincidence. It was a new feature added. Every new feature has no track record. The 2019 (last year in generation) is not without its issues, just like every other year. But 2019 should be perfect, right?If I were to buy a new generation, I would wit a few model years to see what bugs show up.
OK, you got me on the turbo, but my mind was on the 2.5. New chasis is not going to have weird issues. Even if the new chassis did have issues, is Subaru going to redesign the chassis globally for 2021 or 2022? I highly doubt it. Even if they did redesign the chassis, we then have a newer new chassis that needs to be tested in the market. The infotainment system will change yearly. So, new possible issues will be there every year. I stand by my post above.^ new chassis, new turbo, new infotainment.... definitely want to see if the bugs are worked out. Remember this unit is now on global platform, always wise to wait out a year or 2
293 Ascents were recalled, and of those 293, only 9 were actually sold. The glitch in production was over the span of just one week. That was a glitch that could happen any year, not just first year.I present to you the Subaru ascent that did have structural issues in the first year.... (improper welds/missing welds)
Could, but highly unlikely on a second year + vehicle.293 Ascents were recalled, and of those 293, only 9 were actually sold. The glitch in production was over the span of just a few days. That was a glitch that could happen any year, not just first year.