Prefers non-orange cars
'18 and '19 Crosstrek Limiteds
Which model years were the other Crosstreks with these issues? I know yours had problems at a higher mileage, however, if what you're reporting is true, it doesn't jive with the mostly stellar reliability reputation of Subarus reported by CR and other highly regarded organizations, and the mostly positive posts on forums like this. On another forum there's a guy with a Crosstrek of a similar age that he's driven to over 800,000 miles and the engine lasted until about 650K!Similar story here. Due to my location, a lot of the 850+ people where I work have had Subarus. And just like your experience, quite a large number have got rid of them due to engine and reliability issues. Not Just Crosstrek, many were Imprezas and Forestors. One poor guy with an Outback is on engine #3 and is at the dealer for engine #4. And sadly, this car was a replacement for a buy back of a previous Subaru with issues they could not resolve. With all that is going on in the world, it's still waiting to be repaired. At least he has a loaner. In that case I think is a dealer issue but the others were clearly not. Most were covered under warranty but once you hit 100,000 , you are on your own. I personally have a new issue popping up regularly but am trying to get till retirement without buying a new car. Not sure I'll be able to make it though with this POS. I bought the Subaru for a reasonably reliable car that would make it 10 years and 200,000 miles but that is has not been. A lot of people I work with with real world experience would tell you the same thing and have dumped theirs and moved on.
A big issue is also the selling dealer. We used to have one of the oldest Subaru dealers in the country to help with issues. They were extremely good, treated their employees right, and knew what they were doing. The owner retired and ended up selling to a slick dealer that just plain is all about the money. They completely destroyed the reliable competent service department. Sadly still doesn't explain all the wheel bearing and CV failures just out of warranty. In my almost 45 years of working on cars, never replaced them at such low miles let alone at all in most cases.