• Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Practical, lives in the country, classless.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    They love it, and think it is more upmarket than we do.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes, because Subaru make practical 4x4s, that said I still haven't got my head around the new shape version.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Octavia Scout, Hyundai Santa Fe.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    September 2013

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Not at all bad considering the rarity, costs not too different to Mondeo/Passat.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    All weather/road and lugging capabilities of a proper 4x4 without being too costly to run.

    What was the dealer like?

    Very friendly and helpful. A pleasure to buy from.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Comfortable on a variety of surfaces. Best driven smoothly as a family car rather than chucked about.

    What's it like to park?

    Not at all bad given the size. Parking sensors a help though.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Clutch! Which we put down to towing. Suspension knocking fixed under warrantee. Slow air-con leak. Battery.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Effortlessly lugging family plus gear on poor roads, gravel surfaces and fields in all weather.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Towbar makes the most of this car.