So the next time a loose gas cap trips the check-engine light, you could use your handheld computer to turn it off and save yourself a dealer visit. Something we both agreed to. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. That distressing tranny noise and the one instance with the check-engine light were the only niggles, and they didn't lessen our enthusiasm. The rim sizes makes tires replacement cheap and simple with endless choices and still gives enough sidewall for a comfortable ride mixed with expert handling. Never had a car this reliable. I could not believe such features would exist on an affordable rally car that boasts times of 5.
This car barely costs me much for regular maintenance. As for your question, make sure it has had the 100k service done tbelt, water pump, etc and you should be golden. In the car's first 500 miles, the praise had already started. Thanks for all your help we are dead on Ideas for what is wrong. Very good with part compatability and performance enhancment. The simple suspension set up makes upgradeding vary easy to understand and even do yourself. We found that the unit's screen is too small and that learning the software for downloading maps and getting directions is more difficult than simply entering in an address.
Ben answered 6 years ago There was a recall on the 02 wrx's as well. My Hondas instead put out a constant-temperature stream of slightly less cool air, which is much better. It is, through and through, a family-friendly rally car, and I love it. In pure highway driving it would get a little better, but never more than 24 mpg. . According to Subaru this is not a recall and thus I need to pay to fix this issue-- however after my experience tonight I'm scared to drive my car in sub-zero weather. The fuel vapor filled up my garage to the extent that I was forced to open the garage door.
The contact stated that was a year ago. I checked, the engine's still there. After that I started modding it for and fixing it after ralllyX events. The recall can be done yourself, it takes about 20 minutes to do if it has not been done. The all wheel drive is significantly better in performance than some other vehicles laying claim to all wheel drive. But we had plenty of sport-utes around to haul our junk and didn't want the wagon's extra weight diminishing the fun.
Full time all-wheel drive is a real drag on gas mileage. Finding parking was easy as it could slip into tight spaces with ease. The car was always in high demand throughout its life if you followed it on , almost to absurd levels. Problem started around 14,000 miles. Here in Colorado, it seems like every thrid car on the road is a Subaru. It produces a lineup of sedans, wagons and sport-utility vehicles that since 1997 all feature all-wheel-drive. So far I have not taken any corrective action as the discussion forum at has many postings describing failed attempts of fixing the problem by Subaru trained mechanics.
There was a gas leak in the engine compartment. We purchased a used pickup truck for my son who is 18. I average 23 mpg and the best I've ever gotten was 27. The automatic transmission shifts a tiny bit bumpily, and the steering is a little stiff. It then became impossible to shift into 1st gear on a cold morning until I had pumped the clutch for awhile and let the car warm up.
The only well documented weakness in these cars is the transmission syncros, which can make shifting a little noisy and uncomfortable. The contact stated the vehicle is becoming unsafe safe to drive due to the smell of gasoline inside the vehicle. But the air conditioner condenser required 34 days to arrive at the dealer. Maybe I can call my local performance shop or GrimmSpeed and see what they say. Gas Mileage Gas mileage was always a very consistent 20 mpg in mixed driving. My best advice is to head to the website I gave you and read read read.
Fashion, or looks, on the other hand, is not this car's strong suit, but I like it better that way. Hauls quite a bit in the hatchback. I average 23 mpg and the best I've ever gotten was 27. The contact done some repairs to the vehicle because the check engine light came on and the vehicle smelled like gas. It didn't feel like an old car. It became incredibly difficult to shift at all and I was quite fortunate to have not caused any accidents as I was not on the highway.
Still, it didn't warrant a new gearbox, if indeed that was the culprit. Subaru acknowledges the problem they have issued a service bulletin but refuses to replace the clutch if it is not under the warranty period. Also, I would someday like to upgrade the turbo, any thoughts on this subject what kind, other modifications I would need to accommodate this, etc. Actual leak with raw fuel occurred after car sat out overnight in sub zero degree temperatures. It took 14 gallons each fill up I filled it with 14.
Loose gas caps can trigger warning lights, so we tightened ours, but the problem persisted. Thing is like a goat in snow, claws it's way out of 3 foot drifts. Cons; The horn sounds like a baby goat and the cup holders are for baby sippy cups. The car had a fuel leak problem when it was 4 or 5 years old. Definitely recommend putting good tires on this car to get the most out of it. Posted on Mar 25, 2009 forums.