After reading the excellent reviews on Conumer Reports, and talking to Subaru owners I beagn to like the product. After seeing the bank for my buck value and then driving one I was sold!
I like that my 2.5l CVT can be run with regular gas or higher octane premium fules. This gives me a wide range of choices when fuleing. Being my commute to work is 35 miles I love the highway mpg I can attain while still having all wheel drive.
Everything about this car seems to be about for and function. Based on reports and friends own experiences I have been told to expect excellent reliability and durability. Most importantly are the number of satisfied owners I have questioned at random.
The CVT tranny is excellent. I love how smooth it is not having true "shift points". For a 4 cylinder I am very impressed with the ammount of power it produces for being in such a large vehicle. The option of going to manual from automatic is great.
Braking is fast and very responsive. There is not pulsing in the brake pedal at all and no pull in the wheel when braking. Safety is excellent. I am conforted to have so many safety features and airbags packed into the vehicle.