2001 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: 2001 Outback
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2001 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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103 Total Reviews

Base Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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2001 Outback
By Doug on

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2001 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

The Outback was our first "new" car, and we can certainly afford anything. This car has been completely troublefree, aside from the cupholder in the back seat that my kids stepped on (and broke). There is a lingering concern regarding head gaskets with the 2.5 engine. We have had no trouble at all. I do not know what incidence exists for these engines. We have a Subaru fanatic nearby who will change both sides for about $1500. Would I buy again? You bet - in fact, we're shopping right now for a Forester for her, so that I can start driving the '01 Outback - my '91 Loyale has 209k on it, and running fine but a bit of an embarrassment in this neighborhood.

Best Features

Gas mileage.

Worst Features

Still some work to do on the "hillholder", but it's a minor irritation.
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