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#1 of 13 MySubaru.com - Do you use it?
Nov 01, 2005 (4:37 pm)
As a first-time Subaru owner, I'm intrigued by the possibility of keeping my vehicle records online, but also quite wary. Before I decide whether to set up this site, I'm wondering how many of you use this capability. Have you had any security/confidentiality issues with it, how much personal information is required, is it more/less convenient than maintaining information on your own -- in short, what has been your experience with it?
Thanks in advance for any responses.
#2 of 13 Re: MySubaru.com - Do you use it? [aldisimo]
Nov 01, 2005 (5:14 pm)
I do use it for my car. With as much paper and disarray as I have at home, it is a welcome way to keep a quick tally on stuff. There is not a whole lot of functionality there for a '96 model year, but it does the basics and that is enough. I do not recall there being much in the way of personal info required other than the VIN.
Nov 04, 2005 (9:00 am)
And it's very useful IMO. I track all my service, even the stuff I do myself. It automatically uploads the service my dealer does (one recall early on), so I have complete records all in one place.
I keep a 3 ring binder with hard copies of all of it, which means when I sell the car I can show the buyer a detailed service history.
That should make it easy to sell.
Nov 04, 2005 (3:17 pm)
I used to get the dealer service coupons for oil changes. Subaru makes it very easy.
Mazda's site is harder to use and the local dealers often don't have online coupons.
I always keep my service records. It may take me a year or so to file them, but eventually they end up in the right folder.
#5 of 13 Re: MySubaru.com - Do you use it? [xwesx]
Nov 05, 2005 (12:01 am)
You convinced me. I just created my site and logged the 1000-mile oil/filter change I had a few weeks ago. Not much personal info was required except name/address/e-mail address--nothing too sensitive (like SSN).
The site tour indicates that you can request a service appointment online, but that option doesn't appear on the site I created.
#6 of 13 Re: MySubaru.com - Do you use it? [aldisimo]
Nov 05, 2005 (7:35 am)
"The site tour indicates that you can request a service appointment online, but that option doesn't appear on the site I created."
IIRC, you have to first designate a dealer service for your vehicle. You'll find the selection "My Dealer" on the upper right of the screen. Once you've done that, the designated dealer will appear just below the "My Dealer" with additional selections like Schedule Service, Request a part, etc... should be available.
#7 of 13 I use it
Nov 05, 2005 (9:13 am)
I've been using MySubaru.com for my 05 Legacy and find it useful to have the information available from any web browser.
It's actually quite flexible in that you can add or delete your own line items.
#8 of 13 Re: MySubaru.com - Do you use it? [hypov]
Nov 07, 2005 (8:04 am)
After they verified my ownership and upgraded the site to "Preferred" status, those additional capabilities appeared. I think it's going to be pretty efficient!
Dec 12, 2005 (5:54 pm)
This is just another example of how Subaru canada is the pits compared to SOA.We don't have anything like My Subaru.com.
It boggles the mind that this is the same company, Subaru Canada is so far behind the eight ball on a lot of things.
#10 of 13 That's true, Pat....
Dec 13, 2005 (8:13 am)
But Subaru Canada is way ahead of SOA in their 'premium' pricing strategy!