No no, I just think it odd to dis Subaru over mazda or honda or toyota like they dont have sensors or shock problems or head gasket issues.
ie an exert from a 2004 Corolla Hatch 1.8 "occasionally engine smokes for few seconds and goes normal. Mechanics suggest some faulty sensor".
You cant tell me a corolla is bullet proof vs an H6 3.0 Subby engine. Subbies have strong transmissions and engines and are safer with AWD and 5 star ancam. A lot of Japanese cars of same era are 3 stars. Safety is important.
But no, I havnt said it has to be a Sub, just a bit like "any car can cost you a money pit", Toyota Tax doesnt garuntee you its not going to cost you $3k to fix a $8k car the week you drive it away.