Originally Posted by 79letour
Thats why I get so pissed off... I wanted a Subaru for so long!!
And as you know, I feel your pain and understand your anger. Why? Because I wanted a VW TDI for so long. But that car was a reliability nightmare, which put me through the same emotional roller coaster ride that you're going through with your Impreza. A person can only ride on a roller coaster for so long, which is why I keep suggesting that you consider selling your Impreza and moving on.
I know that not every car that earns below-average reliability scores in Consumer Reports will be a turd, in the same way I know that not every car that earns above-average reliability scores in CR will be great. But I'm not a gambling man, and so I try to stack the deck in my favor as much as possible.
Your Impreza has been a disappointment for you. But if a brand new VW Beetle and a brand new Impreza were sitting side by side, and you were asked to bet $1000 of your own money on which car would be the most reliable over the first 100,000 miles of its life (assuming both cars are driven and cared for in the same way), how would you place that bet?