Important Features I did not realise before my purchase. I thought Subarus Were better.
I Purchased a staff used 2018 Subaru XV with 10,000 km on the clock from a subaru dealer in Rosebery. After the horrible sales service from the Roseberry dealer. I noticed the XV that sells for $40,000.00 New that it does not have some very important features that probably would have made me look at other brands if I had known.
-Does not have Auto Door Lock feature that comes standard in most cars these days. Even A cheap 2016 Kia I was using for work had this.
-Can not permanently disable auto stop/start this feature is only put into cars to...help the manufactures reach emission tests and the system will not stay off it resets to ON when you start the car again. It puts serious wear and tear on the car and saves very little petrol. - Mirrors have an electric folding function however unlike most cars in this price segment they will not fold automatically when the car locks. Even the Mitsubishi ASX and VW Golf have his why does Subaru think no one wants it or cuts it to save costs. - When on phone calls using the bluetooth system it blocks out the electronic speedo (very annoying) when your trying to watch ur speed.
Purchased in August 2019 at Suttons for $35,000.00.
Please think carefully before buying this car!
Huge disappointment about the quality of car including Subaru service! This is my second buying of this Subaru XV 2018, top of the range. On the first day of collection of car, it was found that there was a malfunction on touch screen on a entertainment unit and another major issue on air inlet vents. More precisely, when I closed the vents to prevent outside of air from coming into the cabin, but the air kept coming in and it was very unpleasant and all unwanted outside air was directly flowing into the car cabin.
Then, I raised the issue thro...
Purchased in March 2018.
CVT not good
This car is great except for one MAJOR glaring fault. It has a CVT transmission which shudders and jerks in bumper to bumper situations (Sydney traffic) at low speeds, when the revs are between 1000 and 18000 rpm.
Not a comfortable driving situation. Seems like it is on the verge of stalling. If it wasn't for that extremely annoying trait this would be an excellent car. The problem is so bad I am going to sell it and NEVER buy another CVT transmission. Also - I have researched this issue and it is obvious it is not just my car but a design fault. American owners are requesting a recall or a lawsuit.
Questions & Answers
My 2018 G5X 2.0i-S died. CVT and Diff - I was told it was because the mechanic had not refilled the front diff with oil. I drove 6000kms with no oil if that is the case. Is that even possible - day trips of up to 500kms over mountains at speeds of 110? There seems to be a lack of accountability around faulty CVTs in XVs in Australia. Repair bill almost $13000 in a two year old car...it is with Fair Trading...
Hi @ Wendy, We're sorry to hear of your experience with your XV. Our Customer Relations Team is available on 1800 226 643 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you're welcome to send us a private message to our Facebook page with your vehicle details and we'll be in touch. The Subaru Team.
It is being investigated by Fair Trading. Your Customer Service person would not escalate nor let me speak to his manager. He was sexist and ageist. Customer Service - poor.
Hi @ Wendy. Thank you for your response. Our team will respond to Fair Trading accordingly. Take care and be safe. The Subaru Team.
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|Category||Small / Compact SUVs|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||63 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||115kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||196Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,400 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||650 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||220 mm|
|Release date||June 2017|
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