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Reduced highway mpg in a 1-year-old car. What gives?

2013 Subaru Crosstrek XV got 32-33 highway mpg last year. Now it gets 28. [more inside]
posted by nicodine on Jun 2, 2014 - 20 answers

Paid for a car repair that failed, but mechanic is gone after surgery

We started having trouble with our car almost a year ago. We paid $1500 for a repair that failed, and the mechanic tried twice more without additional charges. Now, it’s failed again, but the mechanic had heart surgery and closed down the shop, and I haven’t been able to reach him. Is there anything left to do, or do we just have to accept that we’re out the money without a fix, and start over with someone new? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on May 28, 2014 - 10 answers

Any tips for getting a used Outback in Massachusetts?

Our mechanic has fixed our car from last week's question, but now I think we'll probably just get another used car. The Boston winters have convinced us we'd like something with good handling in ice and snow. We're not really SUV people. Because of their reputation for reliability (and ubiquity in the region), we're leaning towards a used Outback. Do you have any recommendations or tips 1) about buying a used car in MA generally, and 2) about buying a used Outback in particular? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 12, 2014 - 12 answers

Buying a Subaru Legacy this weekend

Buying a Subaru Legacy this weekend, need some advice! [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Jun 1, 2013 - 17 answers

New car, yay! Hip pain, uh-oh.

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a new Subaru Impreza, which I drive for 45 minutes twice a day. Now I'm developing pain in my right hip, and I suspect there's a connection, or something I'm doing wrong, posture-wise. [more inside]
posted by dywypi on May 22, 2013 - 13 answers

How to trade a vehicle, for a vehicle, for trade in.

Should I trade my rebuilt title vehicle for any other vehicle, just to get an increased trade in value? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Dec 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Subaru shakes

What could be causing the sudden steering wheel vibration/shake and sudden pulling to the right with my 96' AWD Subaru Legacy? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Dec 29, 2012 - 16 answers

The Mystery of the Always-Backward-Funky-Forward Subaru

Our wagon has a quirky automatic transmission—the same problem with little change for six years: Sometimes it won’t shift into drive, but it will always always engage in reverse. The go-to fix? Drive backward to a slope that enables a rolling start forward, shift into drive and tap-tap the gas until, eventually, *clunk* it engages. Diagnosis? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Jun 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Have I gotta deal for you

Used car advice. Looking for real world feedback on a couple of models I am considering. And for other suggestions as well. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on Aug 2, 2011 - 16 answers

Why does my car smell like gas?

Why does my Subaru Forester smell like gasoline, and how can I make it not smell like gasoline? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on May 20, 2011 - 9 answers

Mazda3 vs Impreza

Mazda3 vs Impreza for the long term? [more inside]
posted by ROU_Xenophobe on Oct 23, 2010 - 41 answers

My car is lurching

Why is my car engine surging only on hot (above 90) days? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Jul 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Is this normal for an AT Subaru?

Looking to buy a Subaru Forester XT. I'm concerned with the transmission, however maybe this is normal for the Subaru auto tranny? [more inside]
posted by ganzhimself on Jun 17, 2010 - 5 answers

They called him Stinaru Fartester

My 2004 Subaru Forester smells like hot...fumey...something, and periodically releases a little puff of smoke or steam from under the hood. Can the hivemind succeed where multiple mechanics have failed, before my warranty runs out in March? [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Feb 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Outback Clock Wrong Twice a Day

How can I get my elapsed time/"journey time" clock working again on my 2006 Outback? [more inside]
posted by icebourg on Oct 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Can anyone diagnose by car problem?

What the heck is wrong with my car? And no, you are not my mechanic. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on May 31, 2009 - 13 answers

Vrooom. Put put put put put.

Is my car broken? I somehow managed to stall my automatic transition. WTF? Is it a crazy fluke, or possibly a sign of trouble? The car is a 2001 Subaru Forester. [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas on Jul 29, 2008 - 18 answers

Subaru motor of death?

Girlfriend fell in love with a 1996 Legacy Outback. It has the 2.5 liter motor that everyone and their mother says died a horrible headgasket death.. [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Jun 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Best economical 4WD car?

What's the best 1-2 yr old 4WD-capable car? Best for us means: fuel economy, reliability, non-behemoth-SUV-ness, aesthetic and reasonable cost (<$25k). Also: any knowledge about Subaru Outbacks and SoCal 4WD dealers. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Apr 29, 2008 - 26 answers

Click and Clack, where are you?

Car Trouble Filter: Check engine light goes on. Mechanic says it the catalytic converter, cost = $1,500. Then the check engine light goes off, on its own. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Mar 11, 2008 - 18 answers

Should I trade up from Corolla to Impreza?

Thinking about switching my 2005 Corolla hatchback for a 2007 Subaru Impreza sport wagon (non WRX version). Am I nuts? [more inside]
posted by ReiToei on Mar 4, 2008 - 12 answers

Subaru running in stealth mode. Need help.

What might cause the running lights of a 1992/3 Subaru Legacy to all be out. I can't seem to locate a blown fuse. [more inside]
posted by SECONDHANDSMOTE on Feb 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Primp my car

Austin/SubaruFilter. I'm in Austin TX and drive a Subaru. It's time for its 30,000-mile tune-up, and it probably needs some work. Obviously I could take it to the dealer, but I'm wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a local shop, particularly one specializing in Subarus.
posted by adamrice on Jan 11, 2008 - 5 answers

Automatic climate control?

First car with automatic climate control. How does it work? [more inside]
posted by jal0021 on Aug 28, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me find my dream car

Help me find and buy my dream car. [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Feb 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me avoid car overheating in my Subaru?

Help me with my Subaru Forester overheating problem? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Aug 28, 2006 - 20 answers

Zoooooooommmm.... not so much.

Hey! Know a good subaru repair shop in Palo Alto? What about the Mission side of SF? [more inside]
posted by metaculpa on Dec 9, 2005 - 9 answers

Bad Gas Mileage

Why is my Outback only getting 21 MPG! [more inside]
posted by retro88 on Aug 18, 2005 - 24 answers

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