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Old 10-31-2019, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default 2020 Ascent and I need to vent

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I ordered a 2020 Ascent for the fiancee. It has arrived, and we signed paperwork almost 2 weeks ago. I have yet to even touch the new car. It's been at the dealership undergoing warranty work already. This does not instill a heck of alot of confidence in my new car, to say the VERY least. They originally thought it was a key fob issue (push button start). Talked to the service guy today and it has misfires the Subaru techs at the dealer have been unable to resolve. We're waiting on a Subaru inspector to look at it now. Not to rip on Subaru, I love my wrx but this does not give me watch and fuzzy feelings.
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:55 PM   #2
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Tell them you want a different one. Or your money back.
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:50 PM   #3
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I love my 2019 it will be worth the wait.
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:59 PM   #4
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2004 WRX


We have a 2019 Ascent with 6k miles on it and all the annoying stuff is starting to rear its ugly head that none of the reviews seem to ever talk about. The CVT is a pile of garbage that vibrates, screeches, slips, and malfunctions so badly that the vehicle has to be pulled over, parked, and turned off to reset. Since there are no codes thrown there is nothing wrong according to SOA. The steering is vague and twitchy all at the same time and body roll is an issue going the speed limit around corners. I have started looking for stiffer suspension and have no idea how this vehicle would ever tow 5000 lbs. Eyesight.... I don't even know where to begin with this abomination, it beeps continually and there is no way to turn the beeping completely off, Eyesight freaks out on banked corners, I would trust a blind man driving over anything Eyesight related. The instrument cluster is too busy and difficult to find stuff quickly and with Eyesight beeping every 5 seconds I am constantly scanning looking to see if something is wrong. The cruise control, whoever thought it was a good idea to have the cruise control button short click to increase or decrease speed by 5 mph was an idiot. You have to hold the increase/decrease button down continuously to decrease 1 mph while taking your eyes off the road to determine your speed. All I can say is WTF. The speakers and entertainment system are garbage, my 2004 WRX had better stock speakers than the Ascent. Subaru's climate control has always be sub-par, the Ascent is no different - either the air is freezing cold or scorching hot with very little in-between. The center console leaves a lot to be desired and was 19 cup holders really necessary?

I will say this, the breaks work amazingly well. For freeway and highway driving the Ascent has enough power, not sure about towing yet. The three rows keep the kids from fighting as much as they did in the Outback. The seats are nether good nor bad, they just are. I do not think it is any better or worse than other vehicles in this class, just with different issues.

This car feels like it was rushed out the door half finished with SOA saying good enough. Our not so local dealership has been sympathetic to the issues as "we have seen this a lot out of the Ascents" but stops short being able to do anything until a code shows up.

I too would demand a new car, you are going to have enough issues with a Ascent, don't need to add mystery misfires to the list. My 2004 WRX left the lot with a mystery misfire, ~20k miles later I was having a short block replacement. Good luck!
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