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I noticed how easy servicing will be in the Venue. The headlight bulbs and harnesses can easily be accessed and changed. There is tons of room in the engine bay afforded by the small engine with the boxy shape of the crossover.

I've replaced like 6 or 7 bulbs in relatives' and friends' cars over the last few years, and sometimes you actually have to remove wheels to get to the headlight bulbs, and even then it's a PITA. Easy to break the pricey bulbs or damage the harnesses. Just a crappy design.
 

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The two harness you see coming out is just for the turn signal and the non-existing "DRL" bulb, which is used as a parking light.

The actual headlight bulb cover/opening is in an extremely tight spot near the fender seen right above the bottom right corner above the blue. Might be easier to go through the fender well if you have larger hands.
 

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The two harness you see coming out is just for the turn signal and the non-existing "DRL" bulb, which is used as a parking light.

The actual headlight bulb cover/opening is in an extremely tight spot near the fender seen right above the bottom right corner above the blue. Might be easier to go through the fender well if you have larger hands.
It's still though way better access than most other cars I've changed bulbs in. A lot of them are very difficult to get to.

Also, the other systems like the blower motor for AC/heat, alternator, various sensors, etc. are also out in the open. If you ever wrenched on some cars, they are a pain in the arse. Particularly, the PT Cruisers owned by my ex-GF and a few other people I know. It's a pain to work on.
 

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Or changing the spark plugs on a flat four Subaru motor (my last vehicle) nightmare of cut up hands intensifies
 

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Or changing the spark plugs on a flat four Subaru motor (my last vehicle) nightmare of cut up hands intensifies
Ugh, plus some of the Subaru engines are lemons? I am not sure which ones, but there has been some talk about a class-action lawsuit against Subaru.

I was with my mom at a beach area in California. We were in her year-old Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4 when some arsehats in a Subaru Legacy sedan pulled up next to us in the sandy parking lot. One of them snickered and said, "that fake Jeep is going to get stuck". Other dude with him said, "yeah those are awful off-road".

I didn't bother to respond. I am sure in an off-road capability test, the Patriot would at the very least tie with a Legacy sedan, as the Patriot has a 4x4 Low feature that splits torque 50/50 from front to back. Subaru doesn't have that if I am not mistaken. Plus the Jeep has a few more inches ground clearance.

Also, tire selection would be more important of a variable anyway. I have taken that Patriot on some gnarly roads around where my mom lives (to take her to her friends' houses who live in the sticks), and it's great off-road.
 

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Ugh, plus some of the Subaru engines are lemons? I am not sure which ones, but there has been some talk about a class-action lawsuit against Subaru.

I was with my mom at a beach area in California. We were in her year-old Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4 when some arsehats in a Subaru Legacy sedan pulled up next to us in the sandy parking lot. One of them snickered and said, "that fake Jeep is going to get stuck". Other dude with him said, "yeah those are awful off-road".

I didn't bother to respond. I am sure in an off-road capability test, the Patriot would at the very least tie with a Legacy sedan, as the Patriot has a 4x4 Low feature that splits torque 50/50 from front to back. Subaru doesn't have that if I am not mistaken. Plus the Jeep has a few more inches ground clearance.

Also, tire selection would be more important of a variable anyway. I have taken that Patriot on some gnarly roads around where my mom lives (to take her to her friends' houses who live in the sticks), and it's great off-road.
Yeah I had a Toyota 86 with a Subaru motor inside, a joint collab between the two brands. I vow to never own a Subaru motor again due to finnicky FA generation motors. It fixed the issue of blown headgaskets in the EJ generation days, but the new problems involve rod knock.
 

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Yeah I had a Toyota 86 with a Subaru motor inside, a joint collab between the two brands. I vow to never own a Subaru motor again due to finnicky FA generation motors. It fixed the issue of blown headgaskets in the EJ generation days, but the new problems involve rod knock.
They should've put a Toyota engine/tranny in it and left the design work and AWD system up to Subaru. :) But those were RWD I think?
 

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They should've put a Toyota engine/tranny in it and left the design work and AWD system up to Subaru. :) But those were RWD I think?
It had the Lexus IS250 transmission if you opted for an Auto, otherwise the engine and trans is Subaru for the Manual version. Yep all RWD!
 
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