• Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Non-conformist, practical and not brainwashed by the Germans with inbuilt swimming pools.

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

    Completely comfortable and not at all obvious - great to drive.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes, would love an auto box through.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Same again please.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    April 2008

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes, purchased through Lex leasing.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Diesel and quality

    What was the dealer like?

    Superb to deal with, ex Jensen engineer is MD, family firm, knowledgeable staff and good mechanics.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Excellent, very smooth on the motorway and just loves third gear - rear performance 25-65. Torque is superb and handling for a higher vehicle is excellent.

    What's it like to park?

    Good, fitted with rear sensors, however great tunring circle and good visibility all round. Mirrors are large and easy to use.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Dual mass clutch, flywheel and thrust bearing failed at 20K. Replaced under warranty, Subaru and their recovery service were excellent. Minor crunching from bushes at front, sorted by lubrication.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Space, economy and speed.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Sunroof and stereo now that auxiliary speaker has been fitted..