Reader: Subaru drivers are the sh*ttiest, because there are so damn many of them

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After we published our post about ten cars whose drivers can be jerks on icy roads, plenty of readers commented that Jeeps should have been included. But a Comment of the Day making that argument generated Jeep defenses aplenty, as well as attacks on the drivers of other car brands -- including one of Colorado's most ubiquitous.

Christopher David writes:

I think the obvious answer is Subaru drivers. Not that owning a Subaru makes you a bad driver, it's just that there are so many on the road that, by law of averages, some of those drivers are going to be shitty.

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Keri Becker Bond
Keri Becker Bond

Uh-oh. We just bought a subaru. I plan to drive it like a B**ch and teach my daughter to as well!

Amelia Ebert
Amelia Ebert

@Amy rice. You r an idiot. My 4x4 pulled a Subi out of deep snow. In the mountains these 4x4s are often needed. Can u drive through 2 feet of snow? It snows more in the mountains. Having a 2 speed transfer case rules.

Amy Rice
Amy Rice

I drive a Subaru legacy. I happen to think the rest of the population driving gas guzzling SUVs without AWD all the time are the morons. I drive safe and don't appreciate the stereotyping. Everyone's always gotta have a problem don't they.

Stephanie Ellis
Stephanie Ellis

Are you kidding me?! Everywhere I look I see at least 2-3 Lexus cars/suvs! They outnumber everything at least 3 to 1, so going by this statement, Lexus drivers take the cake!

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson

I'll pass that asshole in my subby driving backwards up 70, flip him off, flip back around and still beat him to summit!! Gotta love that all wheel drive!!

Jessica Frye Haase
Jessica Frye Haase

I think I would agree with this statement. Seeing how my friend, a Subaru driver, has been in three car accidents (all her fault) in the last two months.

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

Lol @ people who think they can drive better in the snow. Morons.

Nancy L. Fowler-Stricker
Nancy L. Fowler-Stricker

The ones I find are the most problematic are the ones with the big pick-ups that are built-up and tricked out 4-WDs that seem to think that they can drive on ice the same way as they can on dry roads simply because they have 4-WD and then act all surprised when they find out they cannot and proceed to blame everyone else for their idiotic behavior

Nancy L. Fowler-Stricker
Nancy L. Fowler-Stricker

wow, just wow at Jon's reply. My parents both had rural mail routes (dirt roads, trial roads or not roads in some places) and they had MANY types of cars from Volvo to Subaru to Chevy to Dodge to Chrysler to Ford to American Motors Corporation and many more. Some of the BEST makes for country roads were their AMC Eagle automatic 4-WD (which they no longer make), the 1971 Volvo station wagon (that thing would go where a lot of 4-WDs would cry at) and their multiple Subarus. Started with a pair of 1972 Subarus, then a 1974 Subaru (went to my sister), a 1980 Subaru and a 1984 Subaru before they retired from mail routes. The routes were 100 + miles 6 days a week, about 100 miles every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in ranch country (Sandhills) and the other route was 98 miles 6 days a week (nice dirt roads and ranch country in the Sandhills). The 1972 and 1974 Subarus were just front-wheel drive and the 1980 and 1984 Subarus were on demand 4-WD. All were manual/stick shift. I live out in the country and we had a 1993 Subaru Loyale, on demand 4-WD and automatic tranny. Only reason we traded that one off was because our family outgrew my 4 door sedan (family size and rodeo equipment just wouldn't fit in it anymore). But I would go back to a Subaru, only thing holding me back is that I prefer on demand 4-WD over all tie all-wheel drive. I, as well as my parents, are and were not..(quoting Jon here), "liberal democrats... Only timid, passive, bedwetting, pansys (gay, or hippie) men, and hippie, feminist, or lesbian women" I would try to not stoop to Jon's level, but the only thing I can really say in closing is for Jon to 'Smeg off' http://hobbitlover77.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/reddwarf.jpg

John Foster Wygant
John Foster Wygant

Incorrect. Subaru driver are not vain in their ownership. Escalade driver had to be quite vain, and self absorbed to purchase one of those overpriced rebranded suburbans with giant rims.

Mark Hendryx
Mark Hendryx

I am new to Colorado and the crazy weather changes. I bought a Suburu so that my inexperience driving on ice would be combatted by having a proper AWD vehicle. This article and many of the comments are stupid.

Eddie Horn
Eddie Horn

I am with you on this one.So many Subaru drivers are horrible! Keep a look out for them and watch. No signals,tailgate,think they own the road,to slow(outbacks),and to fast(wrx).

Peter Stimson
Peter Stimson

Ha.... Assholes. At least if you have a Subaru you can actually drive in the snow. Unlike a lot of other cars that just spin and cause chaos. #subieforlife

Jordan Nicole Montoya
Jordan Nicole Montoya

Agree. I've always thought Outbacks were the worst but like he said, that's probably because there are so many of them.

Erin Maguire Pettitt
Erin Maguire Pettitt

Trust me, it's a running joke with my husband that for years, most if the crappy drivers we come across are Subaru drivers. Sorry!9

Michele Lawrence Schanker
Michele Lawrence Schanker

So owning a certain car makes you a bad driver? Whatever! I own a Subaru, love it, and I am not a bad driver! Assuming because someone owns a certain car they are bad drivers is just idiotic! I have a toddler in my car.

Pete Copeland
Pete Copeland

With an automatic transmission and power steering standard, there are no boundaries any more, any asshole can drive a car. I would like to take a moment to point out that ALL car drivers are self important, inconsiderate, dickheads.

Jeff Dougan
Jeff Dougan

Audi drives actually take the prize.

Pam Stiffler
Pam Stiffler

I have personally experienced so many Honda drivers with their certificates of self entitlement next to their certificates of asshole-ish-ness, I don't really notice the Subarus...

Mike McDaniel
Mike McDaniel

This is stupid. There as many good Escalade drivers as bad Subaru drivers, no difference between all Honda drivers versus all Mazda drivers. This is stupid like pit bulls are all bad or people with brown skin are good at basketball. Don't be stupid, Westword.

Rian Milehigh
Rian Milehigh

Liberal democrats? You Jon are a fucking idiot.

Jessica Charlesworth
Jessica Charlesworth

I have an irrational dislike for Subaru drivers and owners. I just really hate those cars!

Blanca Chavez
Blanca Chavez

Jay Carreras Hahaha darn them Subaru drivers!

Raquel Ch
Raquel Ch

Every time I get behind one of those slow ass retards I want to run them off the road

Steve Reynolds
Steve Reynolds

The shittiest, 'scuse me, sh*ttiest, drivers are the ones with cellfones stuck to their ears as they run red lights, force themselves into your lane, etc.

Bree Miller
Bree Miller

They're terrible drivers because they're on bikes most of the year so when they do actually have to get behind the wheel, they forget all of the basics

Chris Dixon
Chris Dixon

Only exceeded by certain German car enthusiasts who do not realize they are not the only ones on the road.

Elizabeth Rowan
Elizabeth Rowan

Pontiac Grand Am drivers are terrible. Here in KS though it's the Johnson County Housewives on their cell phones in theiroversized SUV's you have to look out for.

Peter William Goodwin
Peter William Goodwin

I think...he was kidding. But probably a good call to assume bigotry and move on.

James Heit
James Heit

You won't see as many Subarus in the ditch as you do Escalades, 4x4 trucks, etc.

Legen Dairy
Legen Dairy

The reader is a douche who lives at home still playing his Ps1 he can't afford a bus pass let alone a subaru.

John Foster Wygant
John Foster Wygant

Sweet and caddy are oxymorons, unless it was a CTS-V. If someone hit your CTS-V, sorry, otherwise, shut up.

John Foster Wygant
John Foster Wygant

Shitty driver, eh? Shittier than the people too stupid to buy an all wheel drive for icy mountian roads?

Mike Fridge
Mike Fridge

Haha I also love that people think calling someone a hipster is offensive. People who fit the stereotype obviously don't give a fuck what catholic schoolboys think about them.

Mike Fridge
Mike Fridge

Someone who went to catholic school shouldn't judge people on what car they drive.. Or did you not pick that up at all? ^^

Jordan Snyder
Jordan Snyder

@jon sounds a lot better than bigoted, conservative, under educated rednecks! I'd rather spend time with literally ANY of those stereotypes than some asshole like yourself.

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

Don't forget to include hipsters with ugly chest tattoos like mike here too

Mike Fridge
Mike Fridge

Hahaha the ignorance on the internet becomes overwhelming at times. Not that anyone would be offended by such subjective,completely obscure stereotypes.

John Foster Wygant
John Foster Wygant

But also, rally drivers. And people who are smarter than you, you useless bigot. Look at my profile pic, bitch. I drive a vintage Subaru.I'm sharing that comment on a Subaru page, just for kicks.

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

It's a toss up between jeeps and Subaru tbh. Both are dominantly driven by douchebags who hold some kind of identity to their ugly cars. Maybe it has something to do with how ugly the car is because Mini Cooper drivers are shitty too.

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