Now that’s a road trip,glad to hear you’re happy with the Big A.I’ve gotten use to the hood bounce that I don’t even bother looking for it anymore but consciously I know it still occurs.I feel as long as Subaru hasn’t reported any issues with hoods flying open then I’m confident in the engineering for the time being.We’re 3,500 miles into a 4,100 mile, eight state road trip in our Limited. Traveling through Idaho, we encountered 80 mph speed limits. Once, while passing, we hit 90. The ride was always smooth and quiet. The only thing we noticed with the hood was some visible flexure when we encountered a semi going in the opposite direction. Apparently it’s turbulence and not speed that triggers the phenomenon.
This car has been a dream to drive on all kinds of roads and in all kinds of weather conditions. The combination of Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and a very smooth, quiet ride has made seven and eight hour driving legs fatigue free. We noticed that, even at eighty mph plus, the Harman Kardon sound system is delivering amazing sound. We’re hearing notes in our favorite oldies we never noticed before.