Just to let you know, my 2021 Levorg came complete with a jack and tools in the boot from new, so you just need the wheel. I know lots of makes don't even put a jack in when you have the glue and compressor kit.
I'm considering joining the Subaru clan, potentially looking at a petrol Outback as a way of getting away from diesel DPF issues while wanting the space/ability of an SUV. And we're probably talking 2009 - 2016 Outback, I know that covers 2 versions but I'm not up with what "gens" they are.
I'm a little unsure of Subaru though. On the one hand I read reviews commenting on the reliability, rugged construction and such like, on the other hand I see youtube videos of major engine issues or rusted out subframes or forum threads of people having to do complete engine swaps and the like.
So I'm hoping for some honest feedback on the reality of ownership compared to other major manufacturers. Now I realise that an owners club is perhaps likely to contain members more favourably disposed to the brand than those against. But please don't take that the wrong way, as an ex Lotus owner (some years ago now) I realise that certain brands encourage a loyalty that is based upon the notable plus sides even despite the fact that might mean greater "input" from the owner than would be expected from other mainstream manufacturers.
I guess I'd just like to know up front if it's likely to be a Lotus type experience of great highs accompanied by great lows or not so I know what I'm getting in to.