My next car may not be a Subaru unless they start treating me right.
Redesigned in 2010, the outback has two major problems: the 2. 5 Liter engine fails repeatedly at about 150k, I have got a minimum of 300k from my last two Subaru's. The headlights, tail lights, brake lights, marker lights all fail constantly, causing adding time and money to either replace myself or pay someone, sometimes over $50 to replace a light. Past Subaru's were reliable to a fault; for instance I could install a high/low beam headlight in less than five minutes, now it is too difficult to do myself and too expensive to do once or twice a year. The cut gearing is a dog on the road, whining when if I need to speed up to merge with freeway traffic. The paddles on the steering wheel are a joke, because if I wanted the touch and feel of a manual transmission, I would get a performance car instead of a grocery getter.