My family has owned Subarus since
1974. When the Outback was introduced
I knew that was the car I wanted.
Everyone I knew that owned one loved
it. It is roomy, comfortable, and
will get through any kind of weather!
I have filled the back with plants,
rocks, furniture, and dogs. The only
problem I have with it is the cup
holder in the front seat. It blocks
the stereo and heater controls. But I
know they changed that in 2000.
I love the leather heated seats, the
AWD, and the way it rides. I enjoy
being up higher than a typical car,
without being in an overly big SUV.
Single CD player is excellent!
Better cup holder design needed.
Stereo sounds good, but a little
complicated to operate while driving.
Bought it new, have loved it for 77,000
miles! Totally reliable, great car for
city and highway driving, wonderful in
our Colorado snow, I love the SW's
capacity for hauling my stuff. I was
able to buy a total creampuff 2000
Outback recently, and I've been
sluggish about efforts to sell this
1999 car, 'cause I've liked it so much!
AWD, Leather seats, dual moonroofs,
great sound system, gas mileage
Cupholders are stupid (Sub fixed this
in 2000+ models); rear window washer
poorly placed (also fixed in 2000+
I've had this car for a few months now
and it's already been in the shop three
times. I actually love the car but
wish that a mechanic could deteremine
why the car has difficulty shifting
from reverse to drive (it's an
Excellent handling!!! The car is very
roomy on the inside yet handles like a
smaller sports car.
Just bought a used subie(30th year
limited outback edition) a couple of
months back. I have already put 4k
miles in two months, just roaming in-
state of colorado. Because of it's high
ground clearance, I am able to take it
onto dirt roads filled with snow which
I wouldn't dare otherwise. Subie's
vibration damping is good and body roll
is largely contained during twisty
turns on the mountains. I really like
this car & just couldn't wait for the
leather, heated comforts, rear spoiler
and good size tires.
Cup-holders!!!, Ah!!! whoever designed
them must have hated coffee/coke. Such
an in-efficient design. Power - Not
much available in lower RPM band.
Engine technology is not on par with
Honda or Toyota. A V6 honda would give
more mileage than the subie...
Bought the Subaru wagon used in June
2002. Had a oil leak problem that has
escalated to a severe problem. Under
warranty, took to dealer to fix.
Dealer mechanics are idiots! Customer
service was horrible! They treated me
But I still love my car.
Love how it handles like a sports car,
yet is roomy.
Do something about the poor quality
dirnk holders. I spent alot of money,
at least give me a drink holder that is
not positioned directly above my stereo
and something that can hold a drink.
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