2001 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Happy 1st Time Owner

2001 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

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Happy 1st Time Owner
By Belinda Tuneblom on


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


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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