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Meet A Subaru Owner

Real life testimonials from Subaru owners who are living their best lives with their Subaru’s. Read our collection of Subaru testimonials in our Meet A Subaru Owner section which showcases Subaru owner reviews on the various car models in our range. Find out where the owners are taking their Subaru’s and how they are performing. From a Forester adventuring with her owner through the Kalahari to a perfect love match with a WRX and her owner, you’ll be able to read owner testimonials from people across all walks of life now.

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Arno Cloete

I have a 2nd generation pre facelift 2012 Subaru XV 2.0 Highline CVT and many people stop me and ask about the car as they dont know it. Its a lovely car and even with 212000km on the odo it still runs like clockwork. It also aint just a city cruiser as most people that have them dont think they are capable offroad. Well they surely are. I drive mine where guys with FJ Cruisers fear to tread….
All stock standard apart from some Dunlop AT5 tyres in size 217/ 60 R 17

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Kevin Chathury

On the 27th January 2021, I was on my way home from work.  It was raining very heavily.  I was on the freeway heading home.  There was a diesel/oil patch on the freeway, that I didn’t not notice, due to the water logged freeway, that I dove into.  I lost control of the vehicle, hit into the barriers, spun around a few times and rolled over the barriers, with the vehicle landing on the roof in the centre medium. I want to commend Subaru for the brilliant build and structural integrity of the 2008 Legacy 2.0R Wagon that I drove.  I emerged from the wreckage, unscathed. Thank you for building cars with such rigidity and safety. I attached a few pics of my incident. Also, God was with me, but I want to thank God for the design and build of the 2008 Legacy 2.0R Wagon, had I been in any other vehicle, the outcome would not have been a pleasant one. Thank you again Subaru.

Please ensure that this appreciation of the build, goes to the correct department.

Legacy

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Chris Dickinson

Some time ago Joos Stassen from Subaru Nelspruit took me out in a demo XV to show me the true characteristics of the Subaru XV of which I have the 2019 model. He impressed upon me the road holding capabilities and handling dynamics of this vehicle in emergency type situations. Well true to form I had to put this to the test a couple of weeks ago. I was returning to Nelspruit from the Kruger park along the N4 highway late in the afternoon. Suddenly a vehicle approaching the highway from an intersection on the right hand side failed to stop and entered the highway trying to brake and miss traffic that was turning into the intersection. I was in the extreme left hand lane doing  100 km/hr. There was an oncoming vehicle who failed to see the transgression and swerved into my lane. All I had was a split second before a collision was imminent. There was a concrete storm water run off from the highway on my left and remembering what Joos had told me I allowed the XV to leave the highway and into the storm water run off. There was no swerving or mishandling of the XV. It remained straight and true and came back onto the highway a few metres on and luckily we missed the oncoming car. True asymmetric AWD technology.    Thank you Subaru. You saved the life of my wife and I.

 

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Enslin Le-Roux

Being a bit of a petrol head, when we set out to buy our family car, we took almost a year, and test drove everything we could. A few cars came close, but every single one had a core bad point, that just didn’t work for me. Somehow in my search, I forgot a bit about Subaru, and when my dad asked what I thought of the Subaru XV, I was a bit embarrassed. I immediately fixed this error on my behalf by test driving the new Eyesight version of the XV, and that was it. I was initially, like everyone, wary of a CVT gearbox, but what a gearbox… Want to cruise in comfort, use auto. Want to have more control and fun? Use the paddles. I had to take my Fiesta ST out yesterday for the first time in months, just to check the tires and let it run for a bit and not sit in the garage all the time, because every time I have to leave the house, I grab the XV’s keys.

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Vincent Roberts

We love the vehicle. My dogs can’t get enough of driving with us and I plan to take them to East London in December for a road trip. You guys are really awesome, thank you.

Forester

Johan Botha

Pure driving pleasure.

WRX STI

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Tinus Boshoff

Everything makes this car special. The looks, the beat, the performance, the handling, the safety, the comfort, stylish interior and the fact that you can use it daily and on weekends as a race car.

WRX STI

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Johan Olivier

It is different and up to date with the latest technology! I feel proud and safe when driving around! The drive is very comfortable, and I just want to travel!.

Outback

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Richard Harris

Well, simply put, this is the car that works with my life. Only had it six months and already done two road trips, and have some more planned for the future… The Outback is really just the perfect car for my (and my family’s) life.

Outback

Pieter Steyn

Very spacious and, on the open road, very economical. Can go places.

Outback

Tim Larthe de Langladure

For 325 000km, no problem. Then I put a replacement motor in, and bar a few teething problems, she has done 365 000km. The most forgiving car I have ever owned or driven.

Outback

Emeric Forrest

It is a great car: fuel efficient, powerful and nice to drive.

Outback

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Jansie Swanepoel

Well, it’s just so good to drive. Safe, nippy, well balanced and reliable!.

Impreza

Dr Stephan Fourie

Very nice, stable and good-looking car. Lots of space and extras, with very solid build and drives like a dream.

Impreza

David Harris

It’s a Subaru like all the other Subarus, so it’s inherently special. More to the point, this one is mine!.

Impreza

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Sifiso Mkhize

It’s fuel efficient and allows me to go anywhere, without worrying about getting stuck.

Impreza

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Michael Prinsloo

The sound it makes!.

WRX

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Ruan de Flamingh

I’ve always loved a Subaru. I was in matric when they released the 2007 Impreza WRX STI (Hawkeye) and I’ve been in love ever since. Now I drive my own Subaru WRX and it’s like I’ve conquered a mountain and taken my life to the next seven steps – just because I own this car. Truly a fantastic machine and the handling is superb. Just gotta loooooovvveeee that Boxer sound, haha!

WRX

Elaine de Chalain

I waited three years to get my WRX. When I considered trading in my Forester for another brand’s vehicle, I felt like I was cheating on my car. Buying the WRX felt right. I love my car… This is my forever car.

WRX

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Daniel Mommsen

It’s like no other driving experience you’ve had! When you get in the car, it’s almost like getting behind the wheel of a rocket ship with the comfort of a Bentley. One thing all Subaru owners know is that we are like a family. I don’t see other car owners wave as they drive by… It’s like a connection! JDM all the way.

WRX

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Ruben Moodley

Perfect family vehicle!.

Forester

Joey Singh

Everything about the Forester makes the car special.

Forester

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Uwe Hermann

My Subie is special because she is unique. She stands out from the crowd and often captures an inquisitive eye or the attention of another Subaru driver. She is reliable, always willing to assist – whether it is a short drive to the mall or an adventure through the thick sand of the Kalahari. I replaced my previous Forester with a Forester and the likelihood of replacing my Subie with something that is not Subaru is highly unlikely. Once you’re hooked, you are hooked.

Forester

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Quinton Uys

It’s my first Subaru and it is awesome driving it!.

Forester

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Johan Mienie

More than 10 years old and still brings me immeasurable pleasure every time I drive it. Still looks the part in this modern day and age!.

Forester

Oleksiy Lazaruk

What doesn’t make it special? The car is just amazing.

Forester

Dries Haasbroek

Hy is all-wheel drive, gemaklik, vinnig genoeg en betroubaar.

Forester

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Tom Phillips

The double-volume sunroof is brilliant for game viewing.

Forester

Christy Van Eck

The all-wheel drive makes a huge difference: Superb grip in wet weather, giving me more confidence to drive in any weather

Forester

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Mfundiso Mahlasela

Very comfortable ride. Excellent road handling, especially on hardened rural roads.

Forester

Vinod Moodley

If there is a road in front of me, I know my Forester will keep me safe. For example, the backroad over the mountains from Augrabies National Park to Riemvasmaak…

Forester

Piet Venter

Hassle-free and trustworthy ownership (expensive, though, by comparison), solid build, great handling, great performance (at fuel penalty), firm but comfortable ride, reasonable creature comforts and features.

Forester

Paul Goldschagg

Nice to drive on-road, and takes us off-road to where we need to go. The family likes the interior spaciousness, the headroom and the rear legroom. It’s my third Forester and I’d buy one again.

Forester

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Fhatuwani Tshisikhawe

We can travel on hills and steeps, even in bad weather conditions. With the space in the boot, I can travel for days with my family. The technology that comes with the car at no extra costs is amazing.

Forester

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Warren Manda

We got our ‘treasure’ in 2016 and we have made such memories in it. I love the way it gave us a smooth ride on the terrible Zimbabwe roads. I also love the fact that I have power on tap, whenever it’s needed. It’s a beautiful car.

Forester

Ryno Brynard

Sporty and comfy, adventurous, a city slicker and dependable, with loads of fun… Vrooooom vrooooom.

Forester

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Kobus Potgieter

From the moment I took the Subaru for a test drive, I knew it was in a different class. Subaru is value for money, compared to vehicles in the same class. Subaru is safe and of excellent quality. I know several Subaru owners who are passionate about their vehicles and tend to keep them. I love being able to drive my Subaru in urban areas, but also to take it off-road. My Subaru took us safely up and down the Sani Pass last year.

Forester

Anton Earle

It is so off-road capable yet drives so nicely around town, where it spends 95% of its life.

Forester

Barend Grobler

The whole car is just special. Fuel consumption, power, CVT gearbox, low maintenance cost and overall driver satisfaction.

Forester

Morne Moll

Have had three Subarus so far and apart from a burst radiator on a 2015 Forester 2.5 XT, we have not had a day’s trouble. Very capable and underrated vehicles in my opinion. Very solid, safe and dependable.

Forester

Melissa Geldenhuys

It is awesome!!! .

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Christina Moraal

Eyesight! Contributes to better awareness of the road and other road users. Also, ground clearance: the XV handles beautifully on dirt roads.

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Steven Goosen

Independence to drive anywhere!.

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Gavin Langley

Features and great handling.

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Markus Pienaar

Fun to drive and functional for work.

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Denton Jubber

Great to drive, very comfortable and reliable.

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Dave Duley

My wife loves her XV more than she loves me. Nothing ever goes wrong. It’s bright orange, demands attention, is fun, consistent, and safe.

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Gerrie Labuschagne

My Subaru is the most reliable vehicle that I have ever owned. She drives very comfortable, both on tar and gravel and I have peace of mind because of her safety rating, excellent road-holding capability and reliability.

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Carina Oelofsen

The XV is an excellent crossover car. It has the compactness of a bigger hatch, but the ground clearance and driving convenience of a bigger SUV – certainly a perfect all-rounder! Its sleek features (and colour – mine is plasma green) also catches the eye. My next car will probably be an XV again!.

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Pamela Woest

We have recently purchased a 2006 Legacy. It is currently undergoing a “metamorphosis” of its own. to add our personal touch to it. You know Subarus are built to last for a very long time.

Legacy

Bruce Gotha

It drives like magic and can go anywhere.

Tribeca

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Ruben Moodley

Perfect family vehicle!

Forester

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Chris Dickinson

Did a trip to Calverton Trout farm just outside Lydenburg. Very muddy and slippery roads due to all the recent rains.  But my XV handled everything with ease

XV

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