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  1. Crosstrek and XV Member Reviews
    My 2019 Crosstrek has been at the dealers for about a week now due to the rear end taking a lateral hop when going over bumps at highway speed. In the meantime my local Subie dealer gave me a loaner, a 2021 Forester. Since I’m now familiar with two different vehicles I’ve decided to give a bit...
  2. So let me tell you a little story. Got home, wasn't paying attention, left the sunroof open. It rained. Next morning got in the car, was all wet, said wtf? Said ohhhhh.. crappppp. Sunroof open. On the way to work the reverse camera stayed on the entire trip (come to find out the reverse...
  3. Hi y'all! First off been lurking here and wanted to say thanks for all the info, I am a proud new owner of a '21 Crosstrek Sport! I'm planning on a 2000 mile long road trip in 10 days with the new car. However, I'm a bit concerned about the break-in period. The manual recommends the first 1000...
  4. I have to slam it really hard for it to lock the hatch. A normal closing motion doesn't engage the locking mechanism. I can't tell you how many times I get back in the car to see the rear hatch "open" warning. Is this a common problem? I will get it looked at by the dealer. Thanks,
  5. Purchased new 2021 Crosstrek Limited late January, and this past week took our first road trip to Ohio, about 400 miles one way. Route includes I-70 N from DC to I-68 W, through mountains to Morgantown, WV, then N to I-70, Washington, PA, Wheeling, WV, and on to Columbus. The Crosstrek...
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