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2016 Camry hybrid, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (keeping the stick alive)
I love my 2014 Subaru Impreza 5 door.
I am a short woman, so fit is important to me. The Impreza fits me like a glove. I feel like it hugs me when I sit in it (leather seats). It is a bit 'bare bones' on the inside, but that's just the way Subaru is in general. The header is basically made of fuzzy textured cardboard. The electronics are not fancy, but I am new to them, so that is okay. The remote start is a bit weird, but fine. I can't live without remote start. But the main thing is . . . AWD.
The NAV is not that user friendly. But it is the first I've had, so I don't really have anything to compare it to. My son, though, who uses his iPhone for nav hates the system in my car and refuses to use it. I must admit, it is not intuitive. It isn't obvious which buttons to push to get you where you need to go for route planning, finding your destination, etc.
I love my Subaru and recommend it to others all the time. The safety factor is #1 to me. The only beef I have right now after owning it for 3 months . . . the windshield is cracked and also has another star from small pebble impact on the expressway. I have been driving the same route for many years with many other brands of vehicles and never had dings, let alone cracks in the windshield from rocks hitting. The first time it happened I didn't even see where the rock hit and the next day had a huge crack in the windshield. The other issue I had was that my gas level indicator got stuck once. I've never had this issue with any other car, so I was sure the gas station had a problem. I had 70 miles worth of gas in my car, put $20 in and a mile down the road I noticed I had the same level of gas -- 70 miles worth. I went back to the gas station to argue that I hadn't actually gotten the gas I paid for. When I drove away, about 10 minutes later the gas gauge showed the correct level. I never had that happen before so was quite embarrassed that I had raised a stink at the gas station.
So, that is my rant, but truly I do LOVE it. I've been leasing cars for my last 4 or 5 cars and this is the first time I've actually purchased in about 12 years. With other cars, I didn't want to own them beyond 3 years, but I am confident in the safety and reliability of my Subaru.
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