Manual Transmission Not the Best
By lancer on
2003 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Very pleased with ride quality, interior, and
comfort with a long drive. Biggest annoyance
was with the manual transmission. Subaru
has rigged the transmission to abruptly cut off
when the gas pedal is released even at
moderate cruising speeds. I took this to the
dealer and the service rep commented that he
had seen several complaints with this. It is
something you can learn to live with, but it
can be a nuisance especially if stuck in traffic.
Roomy, suprisingly sporty, nice cruise control
and quiet for long trips.