2001 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Costly to maintain
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2001 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

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Apparently all of those who told me to buy a Subaru because "you'll never have any problems" never owned a 2001 Outback. Granted, I did buy it when it was 4years old and had 100K miles on the clock, but it was fun to drive and looked great. The check engine light has been on more that it's been off: O2 sensors, catalytic converter, knock sensor have all been replaced and yet the light is still on. Brakes seem to wear out quickly and then there were the head gaskets to be replaced. This one has needed more expensive maintenance than any of the other cars I've owned. But it's still fun to drive and the driver's seat is even more comfortable now that my wallet isn't as fat.

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Driving experience, styling.

Worst Features

More reliability in systems and parts.
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