I bought my Outback Sport with 70k miles. I'm at about 125k now, and besides routine maintenance, the car has not cost me anything. This is exactly why I bought the car. I know that Subaru has addressed in the new OS/WRX all of the issues I had with this one (hp, wheels, etc.). That being said, I realize this car is a '99, and for what it is, I'm totally satisfied. If you don't abuse the car, you won't have any problems. Mileage is decent (mid- 20s). Interior room? I'm a drummer, and I fit my entire kit, plus a passenger! AWD? Put a set of snow tires on in the winter, and the car is unstoppable! Finally, get a set of WRX style wheels for the car, and improve the looks 100%.
Versatility; interior room great for small car size; small exterior size great for city driving/parking; capable in ANY weather; ABS.
HP, wheels, cup holders (all of which Subaru has already addressed).
had this car for about 5 months and am
still hooked to it.. 1st AWD car and
WOW FWD SUX.. i love it cuz everyone
else has a civic or a corolla and
such.. this cartruly blows all those
away.. very quick for a H4... its the
most enjoyable subcompact out there..
simply put it 5 speed fun.. its
reliable thats y i bought it at 122,000
miles (WITH A PREVIOUSLY ABUSIVE OWNER)
the fuel pump went out and the
indicators did also due to the previous
owner messin with wires etc.. no
problems since and plan on havin it for
many years to come
sporty looks many compliments, AWD,
5spd dun every feature possible except
wish it was a little larger inside not
outside.. well all my complaints have
been fixed in the new models :)
53000 miles and a new engine block?
they made the pistons too small for the
cylinders? WTF? the frameless doors
rattle and eventually do fall apart
inside, nothing to support the glass.
heater fan squeals/ chirps/doesn't
no complaints about the AWD. goes thru
2 ft of snow no prob. 30 mpg, well,
before my engine went that is.
i cannot beleive they have stuck with
the frameless door design.