Excellent placement of the oil filter on Subaru engine (this is 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek). Seems like it couldn’t be done any better – right on top of the engine. Just grab it with oil filter pliers and remove!
If unscrewed slowly enough all the oil from the filter drains back into an oil pan, nice and clean, no mess at all!
Kudos to Subaru engineers!
Also this is the only modern car I know that has dipstick for a MANUAL transmission! And its also easily accessible from under the hood.
In a days where certain manufacturers build even engines without oil dipstick this one is certainly against the trend of making mechanic’s life miserable and repairs more complicated and expensive. So Subaru comes highly recommended from me today