Originally Posted by Tele-Swede
BTW: Little trivia for you... Do you know what Saab is short for?
Something A$$holes Always Buy - I said this joke to my old boss, then remembered she drove a SAAB - oops
Now I've heard the same things with the SAAB-Subaru relations, but didn't GM also purchase about a 20% share of Subaru as well (a couple years ago in order to possibly take advantage of their AWD system). Something to keep in mind when people think about the Audi Quatro and Subaru AWD systems is that in recent years (and my friends back east rally race so they paid a lot of attention to this) Audi's Quatro was rated a little better, but substantially more money to fix if any problem arose. From my friends that rally race, the price difference in repairs didn't justify the benefits (slight) of the Audi system.
In Subarus, you also have to look at which vehicles have rear wheel preferance, and which have front wheel drive preferance. I believe the WRX, STI, and a couple others have a rear wheel drive biased AWD system (which could explain any potential washout and wheel spining).
Also, one thing I would wonder in higher altitudes (where I assume Breckview is from based on the name) how the lower octane gases would affect the Subaru's engine (specifically the turbo's, don't they require 93 octane? I haven't seen 93 in CO yet, only as high as 91).