Vehicle2003 Subaru Outback Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
ReviewBought car used at 140k (as such this could reflect the previous owner's handling of it.) Week 1: Head Gasket, Oxygen filter, timing belt, Radiator leak Week 4: New Tires, New brakes, CV Joints, Bent Axis joint, oil leak Current: Week 8: Headlight electrical system failure. Paid: 4,500 for car. Repair bill: 5000 I may have bought a bum car but I'm really not impressed with the outback--It's hardly been reliable or cost effective. Even as a temporary commuter car (I bicycle for most of my work) it's cost me a chunk of change. I really wish I had stuck with my old Honda CRV Cons: Gas mileage in cities loud noise from exterior Bumpy ride From what I've experienced, unreliable
Best FeaturesAWD Low to the ground.
on 04/22/13 02:27 AM (PDT)
I paid $7345 with $4000 down for mine. It had 82,000 miles, clean interior, some dents on the door, and within the first week of ownership, I paid $2098 for repairs. Next month, we're looking at another $2000 to get the car running the way I want. The car, despite having low miles and clean interior, had a lot of cheap aftermarket parts, probably a parent-owned car given to a child. The good news is, I'll keep the car til the engine kills over (which I think it has another 100k in it)Report it
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