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Old 02-27-2021, 03:35 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by CaptainSlowbaru View Post
For what it's worth, I don't really see FA engines leak oil- it's only the FB engines that seem to leak. The FA20 has been in service since the 2014 XT Forester, and I don't remember seeing any that leaked oil. I've seen FB20's and FB25's leak as late as MY2018. The FA24 (in the Ascent) has been overwhelmingly problem-free for us so far.
So the engine is solid, but what about the rest of the car? Elbert seems to think that QC has slipped.

Our 2017 Outback has the best finish/fit and highest quality interior materials I've ever seen in a Subaru, and I've owned many of them, most purchased new. Besides the paint (which I am used to w/Subaru) I see no detractions of quality points, and we've had no mechanical issues in almost 4 years.
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