Doesn’t look like a P.O.S. to me. Do you know what the costs are for a minor rear end repair to a foreign car? This looks like a great way to haul your cr@p around. Looks very well fitted; although a tailgate wouldn’t hurt.
Yeah that’s the unfortunate part about Subaru hatchbacks. Most insurance companies consider the car totaled when those puppies get hit in the back. I think it costs quite a lot to replace the hatch part along with the AWD rear system portion (more than the car’s worth for insurance purposes). I’ve seen plenty of newer salvage title fully-functional (2006, 2007, 2008) Imprezas and even Foresters on Craigslist for like $10k with tail end damage being the cause.
Even with a salvage title they still cost a fortune newer. D: