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2001 Subaru Outback

   
 
Subaru Outback Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 212 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2001 Subaru Outback

  • A versatile alternative to mainstream wagons and SUVs.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    The security of all-wheel drive, comfortable on pavement, capable on dirt, well-appointed interior.

  • Cons

    Questionable exterior styling, still not an SUV in terms of pure off-road capability.

  • What's New for 2001

    Two new models, the H6-3.0 L.L.Bean Edition and the H6-3.0 VDC, both featuring a more-powerful 3.0-liter engine, join the happy Outback…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (20 total reviews)

6 of 13 people found this review helpful

Big mistake buying this 2001

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Nothing but problems with this car and expensive to fix. I wish I had never seen it for sale just a year ago when we paid $7,000 and have added another $4,000 in repairs. Engine lights, overheating, noises, bearings, misfiring, and on and on. It was over heating and the repair shop installed a new radiator for $500 and then two days later the car over heats and blew out the head gaskets. We're selling this as JUNK, which is what it is. We were always Toyota people but shifted to Subaru when Toyota put profits ahead of customer safety and screwed their customers. Now what do we do?



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Love my subaru!

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Bought my Outback H6 3.0 used with about 143000 K and it now has 158,000 on it with no signs of slowing down. the ride is very comfortable especially for long drives, and outside noise is non bothersome. While the car does have a raised suspension and a good ride, it still handles very well, so much so that I was keeping up pace with STI's and Porsches on the famed mulholland drive in Malibu. If this exact car was available for sale new today, I would buy it in a heart beat.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Hi miler bargan mover

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

OK, So I wanted ONE car to replace my three: MR2, Miata, & F250 4x4... Was looking at many options in the Small SUV market including the Forester [like driving in a fish bowl and under powered w/o Turbo] and with a very limited budget [darned economy] I was very lucky to find mine [priced low because it had 169k miles on the clock] 1. The power is 'very adequate' even surprising at times. The trade-off is a few MPG and having to buy Premium fuel, but annually for me this only amounts to $150, and no Timing Belt worries or Head Gasket problems with the H6! 2. It handles better than an SUV, but no MR2. 3. I've moved a ton of bricks [with trailer] about as much as the F250 could w/ trailer.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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Full 2001 Subaru Outback Review

What's New for 2001

Two new models, the H6-3.0 L.L.Bean Edition and the H6-3.0 VDC, both featuring a more-powerful 3.0-liter engine, join the happy Outback family.

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angeldown
angeldown
01-26-2011
L.L. BEAN subaru outback 2001, 13W miles on it....


bhirish1960
bhirish1960
12-09-2006
I have a Subaru Outback 2001 Wagon with the 2.5 liter boxer engine. It has 163,900 miles on it and runs well, that is, when the check engine light isn't on. The coil pack has been replaced twice, amon...


mrglick
mrglick
07-17-2003
I need help deciding which tires to purchase for 2001 Outback Ltd. I am completely dissatified with original tires (Firestone Wilderness) and want to replace all four tires....



 

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