2001 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: the best but still junk
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2001 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

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the best but still junk
By pavel on

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

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There are very few wagons in the market, even fewer are imports, available with manual transmission and have 4 wheel drive. Only two are affordable - Outback and Legacy. Therefore, Outback is obviously the best and at the same time the second worst in its class. Problems: - very low torque at low RPM - the flip side of inflated max power at high RPM. They are fixing the numbers at the expense of actual performance. - clutch glazes in no time - very poor material and design - interior material is poor - mexican assembly and even some part manufacturing

Favorite Features

Body shape - wagon 4 wheel drive High road clearance Manual transmission

Suggested Improvements

Increase torque at low RPM, even if it comes at the expense of max power at high RPM - nobody drives at that RPM anyway. Improve clutch
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