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Outback CO Front Range
By Joe 8753 on
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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 4dr Wagon AWD
Review
While it worked, great car for Rocky Mtn winters for ten years. Great traction, stability. Not so great mileage for a 4-cyl engine (maybe 22 mpg average). Inside, not so good -- cup holders block radio, radio reception subpar, seats lost cushioning. Plenty of storage space. Had two major mechanical problems: 1. timing belt broke at 105,200 miles, just 200 miles past scheduled change mileage (needed new engine block, $3000); 2. head gasket blew at 171,000 miles on new engine (sold car for parts for $700). Will not buy another Subaru.
Favorite Features
Handling in snow, good storage capacity.
Suggested Improvements
Engine that doesn't self-destruct (oh, yeah, and the cup holder location, too).
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