I was going to say the same thing, my 2006 Vibe has the rear hatch glass open independently (they ditched it on the '09 Vibe/Matrix update, which overall was a very poor refresh in my opinion). I don't call it a necessity, but a few times it has come in handy. I don't mind giving it up though, but it definitely is a preference thing.And, different car, different era, but my 2003 Toyota Matrix (which I sold to buy my Ascent) had a hatch window that opened separately from the door.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee had it (all WJ's) it was useful except the struts kept going out. It was handy to put things in the back for sure without having to use the full tailgate.
I have an '04 Grand Cherokee with it but rarely use it, really the only time I can remember is going to the drive in and it raining. +1 on the shocks needing replaced a few times but selling it when the Ascent arrives.
Can anyone please tell me if the rear (hatchback) window is fixed or can it be opened separately from the door?
Yup fixed. It's something that I don't expect Subaru to have because most people don't immediately appreciates it.Fixed. Only cars that I'm aware of that have a movable window are the 4Runner's. One thing I really wish the Subaru line had.
Same. How many miles are on your WJ? Currently im at 197,xxx with the 4.7. White Limited. I'm the 2nd owner.