Subaru, a fun car for the road!
My Subaru Outback is the first SUV I have ever owned. I love my 4-wheel drive, just in case I ever need it! The vehicle sits comfortably high and provides a really smooth ride. The Subaru also has one of the very highest consumer ratings, and is happy to report over 90% of their Subaru's are still on the road after 10 years! The hatch is so spacious and so easy to load and unload all my groceries. The spaciousness and the smoothness of the ride made traveling on the road wonderful. I love the fact that there is such great visibility in this vehicle. I feel like I can see everything. One caveat, my vehicle did not come with a back-up camera. I have yet to get one, but I would not advise buying this type of vehicle without a backup camera. There are blind spots that will make you exceedingly nervous, especially in busy parking lots, where little children can break from their parents grasp and be behind you in your path. It is also important to make certain you have the mats in the front, back, and hatch. Having a big mat in the hatch will really protect the car. As I said, handling is mostly smooth, but the steering mechanism produces a wide turning radius. This can sometimes make maneuvering trickier in tighter spaces. This is just something you adapt to. One cause for concern is the recalls. I know many vehicles have recalls these days, but I expected better from Subaru. There have been two. The first had to do with the steering mechanism, and the 2nd one has to do with the airbags. It is frightening to think of shrapnel flying into you from an improperly installed air bag. Although Subaru handles all the cost of the check and repair, it costs time, which is money. Two recalls leaves me wondering if there are more on the way. My Subaru is a 2013, so it is concerning that I didn't get the notice about the airbags until a few months ago, in 2018. My dealership experiences are always positive. They cater to the comfort of their customers and always wash my car!