You have discovered the passive rear wheel steering designed into Subaru rear suspension!
I'm entirely serious. Subaru isn't even the only car that has this kind of feature. I used to notice it a lot more on my Outback. You could feel the rear end coming around a bit on highway cloverleafs. There's a tiny bit if info here if you scroll down to the "suspension" blurb at the bottom. Irvine subaru says pretty much the same thing here if you read through it. And finally, here you can see how the New Zealanders build more informative website than we do.Bilkid said:
Are you serious?! They designed the car with passive rear wheel stearing? I'm sorry to doubt you, but I've not read this anywhere. Do you have any more info you could show me/steer me to (pun intended)?
If you are being funny, forgive me for being slow on the uptake.
I have been experimenting more with the car, and it does feel like the back end is rotating fairly quickly. Now that you mention rear-wheel steering, the car feels like the rear end is traveling on a different line than the front. As I am getting used to the sensation, I feel like the rotation of the rear end allows me to corner better. It feels like the rear of the car is sliding, like after applying the breaks and getting the rear to start to slide around, but without the jerkiness and much more subtlely.