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My First and Last
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By Larry
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2001 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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By 68k, replaced wiper interrupt unit, power steering pump, alternator, steering rack, and motor mounts. My first Subaru, purchased with 46k miles, and it will be my last. Very expensive to maintain.


Favorite Features

AWD.


Suggested Improvements

Reliability, cost of maintenance, dealer support (very bad with 2 dealers).


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2001 Outback -lots of time in shop
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By Olympia
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2001 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Started off with a burning smell, at purchase (new). Months later, found an oil leak, but no help from dealer. Have gotten regular service w/ trusted mechanic. Head gaskets replaced. Front light replaced - out of order w/in a month. Problems with rotors - smoothed many times, replaced more than we'd like. Sigh. This car has not been worth the hassle and we won't buy another Subaru.


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Head gasket on 4cyl.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By steviet
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2001 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I'm surprised that the last review is so old. At just under 100,000 miles, my head gasket blew. This appears to be a design flaw. I think Subaru should reimburse me $2400.


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Subaru Wins
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By joseph_barney
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2001 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I Love my Subaru Outback. I bought it at an auto auction for $1250. due to the last owners beliefs about changing their oil I now have about $3000 all together in the vehicle including purchase price. I do my own labor as I'm slightly mechanically inclined and have a new rear sub frame, complete 3m undercoat to stop rust, and a new 85,000 miles used engine. The 2001 Subaru outback is exceptionally easy to work on by ANYONE. just buy the service manual at any auto parts store and you can do anything on your vehicle. All the sensors that do go bad are located on top of the engine block, easy. At 213k the tired old engine still pushed my outback to 122mph. The Subaru 2.5 has plenty of power.


Favorite Features

Everything about this car is my favorite feature.


Suggested Improvements

You cannot improve upon perfection.


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I've loved this car from the word GO!
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By foxfirekenzie
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2001 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this Subaru in '05 with just over 50,000 miles on it. I LOVED it so much. It rallied in the snow, I never got stuck while living in Utah winters. I did have to replace the tie rods and cv joint but that is understandable having 127,000 miles on it. I love the way the car rides and feels substantial on the road without being luggy. The gas mileage was around 20-24. The head gaskets did seep oil and the check engine light had a mind of its own but the car ran like a champ! I am a Subaru fan for life-this was my third one. I sold this car a week ago to buy a newer one and I am very much regretting that choice because I miss it! Great for towing, camping and hauling all of sorts.


Favorite Features

Roomy. Great viability and openness. Sturdy. Good towing power. Great for sleeping in :) Dependable. Plenty of power for passing and hills.


Suggested Improvements

Head gaskets, struts and front end could use some attention from Subaru. Very notorious problems there.


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