by Scott on Dec 22, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Outback Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
This is my second Subaru. I purchased this one at 112K miles, currently over 160K and other than front brakes & tires, I haven't spent a dime!! Every tank of fuel exceeds 25 MPG, it has yet to burn one drop of oil, and even they are shocked!!! Subaru's have outstanding reliability and economy. They don't take abuse well. For example if someone is a rookie at driving a clutch, could you wear one out at 88K? Yes, easily. That's not a knock on Subaru, that's the driver. Buy a Subaru, you won't regret it.
by ESmith813 on Jul 1, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Outback Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Though I have not owned this car very long, my mother drives a 2000 Outback Wagon that I fell in love with. The extras on the Limited model are very fun and feel solid. The 5-speed manual is smooth, but cruising at 65MPH just a little over 3000 RPMs is higher than my mother's auto. The AWD is amazing. I have never been stuck in any snow or ice. This past winter it climbed a rather steep icy brick hill with ease. A recent road trip put 1500 miles on it without a single grip from the car. I averaged 25MPG with a heavy load. I wish I was able to find an H6 model - the power is only adequate, but I prefer the manual transmission that isn't offered with the 6-cylinder anyway.
by Kirk on Oct 13, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Outback Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
We got the outback limited with 115000 miles on it. The only items I replaced were the wires and an alternator which was very simple to replace. The one thing that drove me nuts was the seat heater buttons. I was always turning them on, bad placement. I lost the car when a deer ran in front of me. I was going 75 mph and the car stayed straight as an arrow. The car was totaled by the insurance co. My wife and I did not get even a scratch. So we bought another 2001 outback with 68k on it. I hope to get 250000 k on this one. I still have to put up with that seat heater button.
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...