Just ordered a '23 Ascent Touring
I'd like to hear from those of you who have turned 6 figures in mileage on your Ascents. Or, Canadians who have hit 160,00km.
Any nasties? Any advice?
Any nasties? Any advice?
How many times did they change the "lifetime" ATF in the 300,000 miles? No idea if "medical transport" would ever qualify for a severe service schedule. I guess no?Subaru bought back an Ascent at 300,000 miles (not a typo) that was used by a business for medical transport. No major issues. Needed new bushing at the 250K mile mark, which were too expensive (labor) to make it worth keeping the car. Still drove well enough to the 300,000 mile mark when Subaru bought it back.
I'd be at about 130,000 miles by now, but, my job changed to a different entity (different "company" - went from private sector to govt) that started as work at home for the first year, and then half month in office by train (5 mile round trip), instead of my usual 65 miles a day, 5-7 days week. So, I now do 50 miles a month, instead of 65 a day by 6 days (for a total of 1,600 miles a month)
Currently, I am closing on 93,000 miles, with, like Jim said, nothing new gained for a while. First, my exhaust manifold needed replacing (crack at weld), but the gaskets were on backorder for ages - took 7 weeks to get the car back, only to be crunched by someone else a mere 48 hours later. That was almost a month ago. So, other than the one ill fated trip, I've went over 2.5 months of no driving.
Regardless, my driving isn't like the driving of 99.9% of Ascent owners. I off road a least once a month, all over the country - I run MtnRoo Tri-State (the NY tri-state area's largest Subaru off-roading group). My Ascent has off roaded on forest trails, on the beach, in sugar sand, in the mountains on both coasts, and on 4x4 trails everywhere from Florida to Maine, and from Montauk Point NY to the deserts in Joshua Tree National Forest in California - and many many places in between.
So, my 93K miles is largely brutal, with around 10,000 of those miles (not hyperbole) being off road. Here's a playlist showing tiny few miles of the numerous miles I've spent off-road.
Here's an idea of some of the abuse I regularly put my Ascent through.
When I am not off roading, I used to tow this trailer (it mostly sits now, and I do tent camping in the middle of nowhere instead):
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IS covered by extended warranty.I'm at 93k. Around 20k pulling a 3500# travel trailer. Have had a cracked exhaust manifold on cylinder 3 since around 75k. Not covered by extended warranty. Replaced rear end damaged in fender bender. Other than that, I've only replaced front brake pads, battery, tires, and oil. I live in the mountains.