I bought a 1987 Subaru DL hatchback new and drove it 100,000 miles until selling it in 1997. It was a great car for me. It was FWD, so my experience isn't that relevant to a new Subie with 4WD, but I do think highly of Subaru overall as far as quality goes. A solid if quirky Japanese make.
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