Outback CO Front Range
By Joe 8753 on
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 4dr Wagon AWD
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.
Handling in snow, good storage capacity.
Engine that doesn't self-destruct (oh, yeah, and the cup holder location, too).