2002 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Faulty Clutch
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2002 Subaru Outback

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Faulty Clutch
By moohoggle on

Vehicle

2002 Subaru Outback Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

2 months after taking delivery of this
Outback, the clutch began to chatter
badly in 1st gear (less than 2000
miles). My wife and I took it back to
the dealer where we bought the car from
3 times, and each time they said that
this is a normal condition with manual
transmission Subarus. We pursued a
second opinion at another Subaru
dealership and they agreed, that this
was indeed, not normal. We then opened
a case number with Subaru Corp., and
it took 8 months to re-engineer and
manufacture the replacement parts (was
initially told it would take 4 weeks).
It's been 3 weeks since our car was
fixed under warranty and for now, it's
tolerable.

Best Features

Practicle vehicle size, good visibility, sound system, fuel economy (29 MPG on highway). AWD.

Worst Features

6 cylinder is a must with this car. The 4 cylinder/5 speed is a slug. Build quality below that of a 1990 Toyota Camry (previous car). Front seat comfort could be better. Front seat leg room could also be better especially when the rear seats are folded down.
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