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  1. Appearance and Body
    Hi. I just got a new Crosstrek. I'd like to know if anyone can recommend a product that will protect both the paint and plastic (top rack, window rims, etc) from UV rays. I'm looking for preferably one product that handles both paint and plastic, so as not to have to worry about masking one to...
  2. Appearance and Body
    MY 18: Any insights on the quality of Crystal Black Silica vs. Dark Gray in terms of their predisposition to showing abrasions/chipping? Also, the Crystal Black exterior paint appears more "lifeless" (less sparkle) but I haven't seen it in direct sunlight yet on the MY 18 Crosstrek (I'm in...
  3. Appearance and Body
    I made a parking error while driving my 2017 Crosstrek, leaving a dent and scrape down to the metal on my passenger rear door. It was my fault. I am an idiot, no one else to blame. https://imgur.com/a/rKa1T I'm getting estimates and they are painful. I did not know that door damage wood...
  4. General Discussion Forum
    Hello All, I made the horrible mistake of falling into the dealer's trap of spending almost $1k for 'The Protector' which is supposed to prevent any kind of damage to the paint from acid rain, bug splatter, tree sap, etc. However, the bug splatter is STUCK on my paint and this garbage DOESN'T...
  5. Appearance and Body
    Hello All, Every time I look at this scratch it makes me cringe. Do you think it's necessary to buy a new bumper/plastic trim or should I try to have this buffed out? Not sure how I could cover this up without replacing the entire thing. -Karah
  6. Dealer Service Problems, Maintenance, Warranty, TS
    2016 Hyper Blue Premium A/C is not very good at all. If the car is sitting in the shade, the A/C seems to do just okay. If it is hot, the A/C barely does anything. And if I get on it say going up a steep hill or getting onto the highway, it will start to blow warm air until i ease up on the...
  7. Appearance and Body
    Well only took 7 months to have someone "rough up" my back/side bumper (parking lot damage). Any suggestions for best touch up options for this spot? (corner/edge of bumper and some rough spots on side panel). Down through the paint on the edge (see photo). Appears to be over plastic bumper, so...
  8. Wheels and Tires
    Hey Guys. This question isn't really vehicle-specific... When shopping for used wheels (Craigslist, forums, etc.), is there anything to be concerned about when it comes to wheels that have been painted? Are there questions I should ask the seller and/or things I should look for when I'm...
  9. Appearance and Body
    My new Crosstrek rolled into my driveway last month and I've busied myself with making it my own. One of the first things I did was plastic dip the back bumper. I really love this little trick because it looks like it came from the factory that way. I've continued on with that thought and have...
  10. Appearance and Body
    hey newbie here just want to get opinions on the paint job i did on my xv. im not a professional so its a far from perfect job. would appreciate any feedback! thank you and glad to be part of the xv community!
  11. Wheels and Tires
    I have some 16" steel wheels from my wife's old Forester that I plan on using this winter. There's a bit of rust on them that I'd like clean up a bit and paint. I was planning on just getting some rustoleum spray paint to do it. Is there anything special that I should watch out for?
  12. Dealer Service Problems, Maintenance, Warranty, TS
    I'm finishing a brutal winter here in New Hampshire with my '14 Crosstrek M5. It's gotten me out of a few jams that I might otherwise have a problem with-anyway, my 17-y/o son rubbed the passenger side front corner against the garage door post when he didn't cut the turn into the garage as much...
  13. General Discussion Forum
    I found in the Japan and England subaru website, the white color is more expansive, $325 extra than other color. In japan website, red is also $325 extra. SUBARU : 車種紹介 > SUBARU XV XV - Vehicles - Subaru Uk It is very interesting. I would like to know why they put different prices on the...
  14. Appearance and Body
    My Orange 2014 Crosstrek is at the body shop right now, and they say they are having difficulty matching the paint. I find it a little hard to believe because I purchased touch up paint from our local automotive paint supplier and it is a perfect match. If just wonder if other people have had...
  15. Dealer Service Problems, Maintenance, Warranty, TS
    I purchased my XV in August of 2013 and I really have loved it ever since. It is such a great car and handles unbelieveably in the snow. I do, however, have a couple problems. First, I have thus far gotten terrible mileage (22.8 mpg). I do not drive the car much as I have a work truck, so it...
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