My wife had it in the snow a lot shuttling relatives around rural NW MO to see her dying grandpa in hospital. She attests to its handling.Gashouse wrote:I'm strongly considering a Subaru, but I already know that every other car on the road here is an Outback. I've had 2 cars in a row that handle terribly in the snow, and I'm sick of it. Plus, I really miss having a hatchback.Freed Roger wrote:Now that I have a Subaru, it seems like everybody has them.
Funny how that works.
BTW - I never have been a "car person"...but really like it, Crosstrek.
this was after I PMd Karp with questions on other cars (used). I upsold myself into a new.
Subaru obvious known to be dependable. Holds it value. I just like it -though some of the features i am rip van winkling over (blind spot indicators rear camera, hands free etc) are getting standard to other vehicles.
And the rear camera -this one actually gives a good view. Though I still look back. And the hands free and voice commands - my version syncs the phone apps more directly -not completely seamless, but more just like using your smartphone than some other syncd handsfree interface.
In other words- I only tell the voice to [expletive] off about once a day compared to the once every hour on our 2013 mazda.
I do like the hatch. Even with the clearance below, The roof isnt so damn up there like a SUV so I can load the roof easy. I've taken a SUP, kayak and two bikes (on back) on this Crosstrek. No problem. Good times.
If you get it, they have some sort of superfluous app called starlink, which gets reamed in reviews by the techies that tend to get subarus, so I never downloaded