First if you liked the Forester you may not like the OB. Totally different seating/visibility. In the Forester you more or less sit ON the seat and in the OB you sit IN the seat. My wife had a '14 Forester and now has a '17. She hates the OB seats. I on the other hand like the OB seats and have a dislike for the Forester seats.Hi all,
This is one of my first posts. Many years ago, I drove a Subaru Forester and loved it because of the visibility. I am looking closely at the refreshed 2018 3.6, but have some questions. Note that I haven't driven the car yet, but plan to this week. It's good to see that several outlets really like the car. Still, I have some questions:
How is the braking in regular and panic situations? This seems to be one area that is panned by some reviewers. 192 feet from 70 in car and driver has me a bit concerned.
How responsive are the shift paddles on the car?
In your experience with previous models of this generation, how has build quality been? Some reviews talk about loose knobs. Hopefully, this has been corrected with the refresh.
I'd appreciate responses from owners of the 2015-on generation that don't include things like "Why don't you search the forum, noob?" Thanks for your time.
I've never experienced any brake issues with my '15.
Can't really speak to the paddle shifters. I used them once just to see if they worked. IMHO a total waste on a grocery getter with a CVT. Some here will claim they would rather put extra wear and tear on their $6k transmission in order to save wear and tear on a $20 set of brake pads. To each their own.
I have no gripes about the build quality. It's not perfect but what I would expect from a vehicle at the OB's price point. You will find the expectations of many in this forum unrealistic.
Loose knobs is not something I recall hearing about.
For what they cost they are a pretty good value.