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4 Reasons Why You Say Subaru Drivers Are The Worst

If you are buying a 2020 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, or WRX, beware that other drivers don’t like you. Here’s four reasons why.
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Some car brands like Subaru just can’t catch a break and their drivers are judged rightly or wrongly. According to custom license plate suppliers Click4Reg, Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and WRX/STI drivers have the worst reputations among all car brands. They surveyed over 2,000 drivers to reveal the most common impressions people have of drivers of each car brand. If you drive a Subaru, it's not good for you.

Why are Subaru owners seen as the worst drivers more than all others on the road? You have probably heard jokes about Subaru owners. They drive too slow, or the back of their cars is full of stickers, or they are driven by granola-eating hippies from the 60s, or that their cars are too loud. Some of these things might even be true. The survey reveals some interesting findings.


Stickered-up Subaru Outback

When asked for their opinions on different car brands, it’s easy for people to speak up, especially when it’s about other drivers as everyone has an opinion. When asked “Do you think Subaru owners are likely to be fast or slow drivers?”, 40 percent (800 people) said, if they get behind a Subaru, they are likely to be a slow driver. They did not break it down by model, but we are guessing it’s Forester and Outback as some owners tend to be more conservative drivers.

The other interesting findings found 20 percent of respondents said they wouldn’t even date a Subaru driver. 32 percent said they dislike Subaru owners, and a whopping 75 percent agreed that Subaru owners are bad drivers.

This was not in the survey done by the custom license plate suppliers, but Subaru WRX and WRX STI drivers have a reputation for being the most annoying. If you live near a Subaru WRX or WRX STI owner you’ve probably been woken up or annoyed by their loud exhales pipes.

The Subaru Boxer engine has a unique sound and WRX/STI drivers like to make their performance cars even louder by installing custom exhaust systems. It’s called the “Subie rumble” and WRX/STI owners are proud of it.


Subaru WRX exhaust

If you buying a new 2020 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek or WRX/STI, just know you are already disliked by a lot of other drivers on the road. It’s because the perception out there is, you drive too slow, your Outback is full of stickers, you don’t know how to drive, and your WRX/STI is too loud. If you are in a long line of cars looking to merge into slower traffic, don’t be surprised if they don’t let you in. But you love your Subaru and you don’t care what they think.

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Comments

What do you say about Subaru drivers?
I say they are smarter than the rest of folks out there. :). I’d agree that Subaru owners drive slower because we are enjoying the experience more than everyone else. Why rush through the best part of your day!
Woah woah there. Enjoying the experience? I like a wrx and brz; and I think there’s an argument to be made for the forester and maybe the outback. But I hope you’re driving the former because the latter are not about enjoyment. The cvt is all but infuriating and the manual is out of an 80s Toyota. There’s little power. Handling is “acceptable” at best. Mpg... ha! I think they’re very useful and safe. I give a lot of car recommendations, I’m the car guy of my rather academically oriented group and I recommend the forester all the time. To a certain group of people. Most of them hate to drive. Hate owning a car. Want to appear woodsy and hip. They love their Subaru foresters. They aren’t at all enjoyable to drive anymore than any low end car. Definitely bottom of the pack on driving enjoyment.
I couldn’t agree and disagree with you more. I drive a forester XT and agree on handling. It’s too heavy and leaves much to be wanted with corner lean and roll, but the 250 horse boxer engine is amazing! I recently upgraded fuel economy from a forerunner to the forester and greatly improved fuel economy. It’s comfortable, fun, and I can haul as much inside as the forerunner could. Subaru has loaded these with class leading features I only dreamed about in the Toyota. I’m a happy owner for sure.
Couldn't agree more with this comment. Too slow? Perhaps we are but my experience is those non-Subaru owners drive too fast. Either they are late or drive fast all the time. My outback is my first one and is the smoothest, most solid cars I’ve driven. The Subaru family is strong and alive & well.
Hardly. I leap to judge cattle who buy from a company that professes it’s all about love but refuses to build a car in the 21st century that does something to reduce the world’s reliance on fossil fuel. Shame on Suburu for not building an all-electric car or at least a blooming hybrid! I will never own a Suburu for this reason, and it’s why I judge Suburu owners for their myopic selfishness.
Subaru does make a Crosstek Hybrid. So what's your problem?
Those electric cars are a drag on the environment to produce... think fracking for batteries and think multiple trips on a ship. So nickel is fracked out of Canada, shipped to China to make said nickel into batteries(which contain other things that are bad for our planet to gather), then the batteries are shipped to your production facility of choice (Korea, Mexico, The United States) to be put into these hybrids and electric cars, THEN the cars are shipped to thier eespective auto sales lot... all the while these trips on ships and boats and trains and trucks are using, you guessed it, FOSSIL FEULS. Oh and look up how long those batteries last you. Your beloved electric cars are horrible for the environment before they even hit the road!
You hate Subaru and it’s drivers for not producing a “blooming hybrid” or a full electric? Have you hippies that are judging us thought about how your battery powered cars will destroy the environment when 20 years from now we have millions of extremely large lithium battery packs sitting in landfills, scrap yards or warehouses? What do you think will be done with all of that poison? Do you realize that back in the late 70’s to early 80’s, the diesel versions of the Volkswagen Rabbit and Fox were averaging 50 miles per gallon? So, in 40 years we’ve lost mpg’s. I’m addition to the toxic batteries that will destroy our environment, where do you think most of the electric for the world comes from to charge an electric car? COAL!!!! Public transport such as trains and subways like other countries, and people power such as bikes or your own two feet are the true way to save the environment. You want to save the world, live within walking distance to your job, or where you can hop a train. And also turn off all of your electronics and TVs that suck up energy. And stop hating other people for enjoying there life, and try to start enjoying your own. Or don’t....your choice
Subaru does make hybrids. Plus, their gas cars are some of the most efficient in their respected classes. Which is even more impressive, because they're all (except the BRZ) ALL WHEEL DRIVE. Also, get off your high horse with your enviro bull shit. What do you drive that's so much better for the environment?
False! Subaru drivers are either aloof and unaware of the world around them or terrified to be on the road. Which ever the case, YOU ARE IN THE WAY! Beat it or get tailgated....
I can’t wait til your behind my Subaru tailgating me. I will own you and your children’s inheritance when I have to slam on my brakes because some asshole like you in a big truck with a 3” lift and $2000 worth of ghetto rims with aggressive mud tires that’s never seen a dirt trail, pulls out in front of me and you end up my ass. Yep, who’s the immature moron. Subaru drivers get really good gas mileage and get there safe, and hit 200,000+ miles on our cars. Morons that tailgate to TRY to intimidate and roll coal as they go by destroy their trucks with lift kits that wear suspension and steering, massive turbos and tunes on their diesels or large displacement engines that massively decrease engine longevity. Saw recently a massive lifted off-road dual cab long box Chevy turbo’d out to the max with $3000 worth of rubber and rims that got stuck in the end of a gas station drive in the wet icy crap the plows dumped there....I made it by him with with ease in my outback. Lift kits and big bad tires that are wrong for everyday and winter driving can’t beat a sensibly built AWD wagon with good all season factory tires. By the way....my 2020 outback k has “B” rated wet traction, which is literally middle of the road tires.
Subaru owners are cult members. They wear skinny jeans, plaid shirts over black hoodies, imitation Red Wing boots, have beards (the women too), and flat-billed baseball hats. Drink stinky IPA beer, smoke, and have rocket boxes on their rooftops smothered with sticker. Shall I go on?
And I bet you own a rover 214 and go to swinging parties to try an liven up your obviously very dull life.... you utter twat!!
Wow, never done any of the things you indicate. Some sound interesting but, we all have vices and whatever car you own/drive I’m sure come with its own set of caveats as well. How many here own a Prius? Much slower reputation than Subaru for sure.
Couldnt agree more! Subarus are for liberal idiot weirdo beardo soyboys!
This article is disorganized and terribly written.
Agree. And what was the source of half the listed stats? The only mentioned source asked daft questions: for example, Subie owners aren't *all* too fast OR too slow, half are too slow and half are too fast, so they are both, but that wasn't a selection, ends up being largely self-cancelling, yet it still stood out! Subies are one of the brand's either covered by stickers, or has (again) had the opposite: even some of the stock affixed stickers and plates have been removed or blacked-out (again, self-cancelling). And so on. The author could have somewhat redeemed a phoned-home but otherwise fun article by musing about these survey flaws and indicating where the most inflammatory responses came from. It's especially owed when using click-bait titles.
Whats the point of driving fast between stoplights?
You are the problem with traffic issues in the NW. the slow roll at 5mph is the most maddening habit of our awful drivers. Right, drive slow so only a few cars can get through the light behind you. People like you should be rammed to go the speed limit. Douche!
I say you’re an idiot who came up with all of this out of your ass. Exhales pipes??? Come on dude. Wtf are those?
A pipe that you can blow out your vape clouds.
I drive a subaru forester 4x4 and its the best car ive driven i am 61 years old ftom edinburgh scotland and love my subaru .
I drive a Subaru Forrester and I'm doing my utmost to dispel the notion that Subaru drivers are slow. I'm usually one of the faster drivers on the road (not the fastest as I'll let the worst speed demons pass me so they can get caught). I will add that I try to be a courteous driver, avoiding tailgating or other annoying/risky behavior. Also when I'm in "sightseeing mode" on two lane roads and more interested in admiring the scenery than getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible, I'll try to pull over and let the speed demons pass safely (and sometimes I'll tail them for awhile just to prove I know how to take the curves etc. - times when having a six speed manual is exhilarating!).
Well I don't know about Subaru Drivers. What about Nissan drivers? There something stray about Nissan drivers.
2000 people is nothing lmao. at least Subaru drivers use their blinkers, unlike shitty BMW drivers. also when there is a drop of water on the road were not going 15 under the speed limit. most Subaru drivers I see are going over the speed limit or casually driving like a normal person....
This article should be about Prius, Tesla, or Truck drivers. Complete and utter entitled assholes.
Totally agree!
You r the type of person who gets in the left laneat the last second in some weak attempt to police the roads on ur way to the home depot where u will park in contractor parking so u can pick up a couple chinese garden figurines while some poor overworked carpenter pushes 500 lbs of lumber through the snow to where you should be parked
They're clearly just jealous. Not speeding g doesn't make someone a bad driver -neither do stickers.

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