This was my very first car, and for my first car I am very pleased with it. All wheel drive is awesome to have in virtually any road conditions. The car currently has 129k and is running strong. I have no mechanical problems with car. The only thing that bothered my about this car was that the hear shields have the tendency to rattle which is repairable by anyone with metal zip clamps. I also don't like the cup holders... worst design ever! Like I stated in the title its not very fast at all especially on hills. It is a good reliable car though.
This is a very bad idea from me to try this car, I always have a Honda or Toyota. This Outback was overheating since the first day I got it. On my way home from the dealer the problems started. The first was the speedometer didn't work, second the motor mount broken and A/C out of service, the worst part was the overheating problem. Three months after we got this car start overheating and the dealer told me that to fix that problem will cost me $4,300.00. I took the vehicle to my local mechanic and I expended $2,850.00 replacing the heads gasket and refurnishing the head of the engine and after that I used the vehicle for another two months and start overheating. I sold it for $500.00
Spacious, good in the snow, comfortable.
Build better speedometer and fix the overheating problems.
We have owned our Subaru for 3 years now and we are much more than upside down in the actual value of the car. Five months after buying it the tranny quit, thankfully it was under warranty. Next, about a year later it was the radiator, water pump, some random hoses, cam shaft seals and we did the timing belt to be safe. The most recent repair and the most expensive, the heads and head gaskets! This is our second and most likely last subaru. Major lemon!
Heated seats. AWD
The cupholders are in an awful spot. Hopefully the engine problem has been resolved
Our Subaru L AWD wagon has been a good reliable kid car. It has never given us any problems. It has gotten decent gas mileage, which I am very grateful for now that the price of gas is high. The wagon and rack on top has been very useful for us in hauling things. If I get another car, I will get another Subaru.
Decent gas mileage. Dependability. Decent-sized trunk space and rack on top.
This is my 5th Subaru, and I buy them
for the value, the 4wd handling, and
the gas mileage. I definitely
recommend the cargo liner, floor mats,
fog lights, cruise control and roof
rack. Cons: The engine is not real
peppy, and I have had problems with it
burning oil above 130,000 miles. Also,
the light assemblies are fastened with
plastic clips, which frequently
break. Lastly, the radio antenna
extension is not reliable over the
Gas mileage is good (27-28 on the
highway); 4wd handling is very good;
and overall utility is excellent.
Suggestions for Subaru: (1)Redesign
the timing belt so that it doesn't
have to be replaced every 60,000
miles; (2) add a little more
horsepower without adversely affecting
gas mileage; and (3) redesign the
center console storage compartment so
that driver can open it easily.