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Canadian 6 cyl H6 3.0 model wonder!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By duke_wa
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2002 Subaru Outback Wagon L.L. Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Our Candian edition model of 3.0 H6 Outback is close to the L.L. Bean model, but doesn't have two-tone leather, it just has the monotone leather and no L.L. Bean logos. Love the cold weather package features. Don't have the Mcintosh stereo, but the upgraded weather band stereo is still pretty decent. Quality throughout and love the power and smoothness from the 6 cylinder engine. This is our second Outback. Our previous one was the 2.5 litre 1998 4- cyl.


Best Features

Quality, interior, momo steering wheel with real mahogany, smoothness, power and refinement of engine, all-wheel drive, good auto climate control system. Decent gas mileage.


Worst Features

Needs a bit more room for driver and also in the back seat. Tall people beware, headroom is tight. My wife is 5'0", so she has no problem. Get rid of gated shifter, I notice that someone else mentioned that. Not fond of auto door locks when you take the car out of Park.


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Smooth 6 cylinder Outback
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By duke
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2002 Subaru Outback Wagon L.L. Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Recently purchased the H6 3.0 liter model of Outback wagon and was very impressed by the smoothness of the engine and its power, compared to the 2.5 liter engine. Interior is very tasteful and has a nice level of quality throughout. Sometimes the transmission hunts for the right gear, I have noticed.


Best Features

Engine refinement, engine power, interior, momo steering wheel, stereo is not bad, good space in the rear. Heated seats.


Worst Features

Improve mushy brakes, improve transmission, get rid of notched shift gate. A bit more headroom in front driver's side needed.


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Great car until it hit 100k miles
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By bartemaeus
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2002 Subaru Outback Wagon L.L. Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Up until the 100k mark, the car was flawless. But after that it went downhill. The transmission leaked and cost $2k to fix, the belt broke at least twice, belt pulleys had to be replaced twice, and the A/C compressor died. That was the final straw and we traded it in. I had hoped I would get a few more thousand miles out of the car. It was still a great car to drive, smooth on the highway, and never got stuck in snow.


Best Features

Heated mirrors and heated wipers. Very stable on the road.


Worst Features

Improve reliability, reduce cabin wind/road noise, improve gas mileage.


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Great Car
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By larry
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2002 Subaru Outback Wagon L.L. Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Very happy with this car. Excellent build quality, pick up and handling. Very reliable and with snow tires, unstoppable. Winter package especially appreciated. Excellent cabin comfort and cargo capacity. This is our second Subaru and the ownership experience has been pleasant for both. Only nits are the crappy front sunroof and the climate control system is annoying. we have 60K trouble free miles so far. We opted for a new CRV this round but will keep an eye on Subaru when we sell this beast in a few years


Best Features

Acceleration, handling, sound system, AWD and cargo capacity


Worst Features

Pollution control system has solenoids that are very expensive to diagnose and repair. Platinum S Plugs are very expensive to replace!!!!!


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LL Bean Still Strong After 6 Years
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By Matt
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2002 Subaru Outback Wagon L.L. Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

My Subaru Outback LL Bean is still running perfectly after 6 years and 90,000 miles. I have never had any mechanical problems. The car is awesome in the snow and rain, is actually fun to drive for a wagon and has decent acceleration. Very smooth on the highway. The biggest flaws in this car are 1) the undersized front rotors (I have replaced them twice). This was never a safety issue, just an annoyance. 2) The wind noise from the front driver window. Never leaks, just whistles unless you fiddle with the weatherstripping a bit. Gas mileage is decent (for AWD) at 23 mpg average and a highway mileage around 26 (at ~70mph).


Best Features

AWD, very safe, comfortable, reliable, good roof rack


Worst Features

Get rid of pop-up front sun-vent, fix window weatherstrip noise, include a 5 speed AT, use regular fuel, and add 2 more inches in length for rear seat leg room and one more inch in width.


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