We have 5k with our Limited Ascent and like the car so far. Going through the motions with low mileage, recalls and Starlink app that won't start the car when you most needed, but we find a lot of good information for peace of mind and troubleshooting on this forum... very thankful. Latest issue is jammed power lift gate that it seems I have to disconet the battery to fix it. This happened when my wife got to school for quick drop off and had to unload backpacks just find out the gate won't open. An inconvenience for sure, but what gets to me is the flimsy metal / poor design Subaru used for the power lift gate. In the evening, after unsuccessfully trying to use the gate normally on one last attempt, I gave the gate a soft hip shove in case something got stuck in the latch. Of course the gate did not open, but the metal below the gate gave in quite easily leaving a big DENT and chip in the paint. I've opened frozen stuck car doors before with a mild body push but never dented a car so easily. The design of this car makes it look solid and sturdy but I disapointedly find the metal used on the gate (only area tested so far) quite flimsy. I attached two pics with the dent. Maybe its just our car but would like to hear if other Ascent owners have the same dent issue. Still like the Ascent, but a little less now that I will have to spend at least several hundred dollars to fix the dent .
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