Newbie Subie owner effective yesterday. Just bought a 2004 OB 4GEN MY04 - don't know what the bits on the end mean. Main reason for purchase to haul three or four oldish girls with their golf bags and electric buggies around various golf courses on the Mornington Peninsula. Not planning on driving across the Tanami Desert in the near future, although have driven around the deserts of Oman and southern Arabia, Kalahari - rolled a landrover on it's roof there, and halfway across Sahara - again in a landrover which had problems between Agadez and Tamarasset.
The OB I bought was relatively cheap, but came with no history or owners manual. Had to remove the towbar in order to close the garage door. Now have this 2" sq rusty hole on the back, recommendations to conceal it please. A plug of some sort. Also having no manual makes for fun working out what does what. Downloaded the US manuals but there are some differences. For instance there is a black button close to the gear shift, no idea what that does. And after driving for a while I get a green flashing "Sports" message, even though the car has normal drive selected. Only happens after ten to fifteen minutes. Yet to fathom the complexities of the trip computer. Yesterday when I collected it was telling me trip distance. Today it's telling me fuel utilization. Tomorrow who knows. Any help with the above would be greatly appreciated.
PS have 173,000 kms on the clock, which seems reasonable for it's age.