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2001 Subaru Outback Wagon - Consumer Reviews

2001 Subaru Outback Wagon

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Nice Little Wagon
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By JCSschwartz
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2001 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I like the car and would consider
buying another. Good MPG, ride,
reliability.


Best Features

AWD, Sound system, reliability


Worst Features

Sound deadening insulation. Excessive road noise on certain surfaces.


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'01 Subaru Outback wagon
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By Larry Leidecker
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Vehicle

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


Review

Overall, this is an extremely reliable
and capable vehicle. I bought it new
and have had it back for a recall to
have the underside undercoated. Other
than that, an engine light came on and
so a sensor was replaced under
warranty.
Very good car overall, especially in
the snow.


Best Features

Ability to get through snow. AWD is a wonderful feature.


Worst Features

Window visors to keep water, snow, etc. from coming in if you have the window open slightly.


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Awful
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By Totally Unhappy
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2001 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have owned three Hondas, two
Toyotas, and one Mazda. I have heard
a Subaru can be run into the ground
and is good car. This Outback I have
is either a lemon or others don't tell
about all the little things that go
wrong. I bought it for style
admittedly, but it has been to back to
the shop FIVE times in one year for
strange noises, rattles, broken fan,
and now a CHECK ENGINE light. I am
selling this piece of junk the minute
I get the light fixed. I almost feel
guilty passing it off on someone else.


Best Features

It's cute. Not bad to drive.


Worst Features

Where do I start?


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Happy 1st Time Owner
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By Belinda Tuneblom
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2001 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is our first Subaru and my Husband
and I are very pleased with it. We are
skiers and the car is great for our ski
tirps up to Vermont. We now have a
baby boy and feel that the car is more
than adequate for our growing family. I
do however, wish there was more room
between the back and front seats. It
is a bit tight for the driver with a
rear facing infant seat in the back
seat. We like the racks on top due to
the fact that our skis will now have to
ride on the roof to make room for our
son. Being a 4 cyl, it does lack a
little power on uphill excelleration
but this is something we can live with.


Best Features

Excellent gas mileage makes this vehicle a great alternative to the SUV's on the market. I also like the sporty styling. This is not your parents station wagon!


Worst Features

Ergonomics on the interior could be better. It seems that all of the controls could be much more centrally located. Also, the seat heater switches are in a bad place, they are constantly being turned on by accident.


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A decent vehicle
Performance
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Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
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Reliability
By hai
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2001 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We have driven our OB for 45k miles
now. My wife drives it to work in the
High Sierras during bad weather
conditons. We did have warped front
disc brakes when we bought it. It took
three different dealers before they
corrected the problem. Otherwise, no
problems to speak of. Oh yes, I
tightened the intake carburator
manifold housing with a hose clamp and
improved the gas mileage by 4 mpg! It
is a 4 cylinder. Yes, it is slow on
pickup. But we weren't looking for a
racer. Just a safe, reliable,
economical, all-weather vehicle. The
only mechanical complaint I have to
date is that the auto trans shift
lever binds when shifting from park
into gear.


Best Features

A safe, reliable, economical, all- weather vehicle.


Worst Features

Shift mechanism on auto trans.


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