I wish I could write a great review of the Three Subis Ive owned however, per my experience Im not able to. Subaru has major major major design, engineering, assembly, and supplier parts quality issues. Here is my experience. 1999 Outback about 40,000 miles head gaskets blow. Several thousand for a new engine (yea sometimes the heads and block will warp when the head gaskets blow) car totaled. 2001 about 500 miles head gaskets blow. Another engine about 40,000 miles spun bearing. Run only Mobil 1 every 3-5,000 miles oil change. Car totaled. 1997 outback 20 miles yep 20 miles head gaskets blow. All Three were the EJ25 4 cyl engine.
All wheel drive.
Bring back the unique styling of the 2002 to 2005.
All the current models say "me to"...
Greatly improve your design, engineering, and supplier parts quality.
The model year after this one - 2001
and beyond - has more leg room in the
back seat. Only complaint I have about
this car is not much back seat room.
But the sporty styling in the 2001
model year is much perferable to the
more sedan conventional style look of
the 2202 and beyond
AWD, heating/cooling, sporty exterior
styling, good handling
tighter turning radius, more leg room
in the back seat.
My first time purchasing Subaru and
used vehicle. The decision was
based on Clark Howard
recommendation, who favors used
car over new. Was originally thinking
about WRX. Nice-looking exterior
and sturdy machine to operate
during rainy weather though it has
not been tested in inclement
condition due to persistently sunny
days in Oregon!?
Pretty quiet for 2.2 L engine.
Better gas mileage. More cup holder
for the front seat. Standard
equipment radio can be better.