Think that’s bad? They also do a 1.6 petrol CVT which is dangerously underpowered and underwhelming. I drove 1 last year when my parents had it out from Eastwoods for a couple of days (they were meant to have it a week but couldn’t stick it any longer). It really is a horrendous combination of power & trans choice, and having seen quite a few other them on the road since, I can only imagine they must have been given out for free as you certainly wouldn’t want to part with the best part of £30k for it.View attachment 242614
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A neighbour just bought a new Subaru XV from Eastwood’s in Lisburn.
Didn’t know they existed!
Had a nosey round it today and was mightily impressed.
Very well put together and an interior that is as good as anything I’ve seen from BMW or Audi. This surprised me because my experience of Subaru interiors up to this point had been that they were basic and a bit utilitarian.
I thought to myself what’s the catch here? Why are these not more popular... then I drove it.
The naturally aspirated boxer 2.0 petrol engine is gutless and is crying out for a turbo.
The transmission is also a CVT instead of a conventional auto box, which is hateful in itself but the lack of torque makes it worse.
Such a pity.
Potentially a great crossover ruined by 2 fundamental flaws.
They were ordered by the Sultan of Brunei’s brother. He had 7 of them made in various colours at a cost of $1.5 million each lol.Wasn't that a custom build for some rich Saudi customer?