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Buy an '04, not newer body style
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By Happy
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2004 Subaru Outback Sedan H6-3.0 AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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If you're shopping for a used Subaru, buy an '04. Very dependable car, no trouble. Mine has more than 100K miles and getting 27 mpg. According to a local Subaru mechanic, '04 is the best year for Subarus. Run from the '05s. See my review for our '05 Outback XT under title "Money Pit". It's hard to believe the cars are from the same manufacturer. The '04 has been a perfect car and the '05 was a horribly expensive nightmare. We're keeping the '04 and plan to put another 100K miles on it.


Favorite Features

All wheel drive handling, seat heater, windshield heater, dependable, 27 mpg. I really enjoy driving it.


Suggested Improvements

Not enough room for right foot on accelerator; my foot gets hot because it has to press against engine wall. Back seat should lay down for pass- through from trunk to carry big objects.


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Excellent performance and comfort
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By Jazzcat423
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2004 Subaru Outback Sedan H6-3.0 AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my first Subaru. I wish I had gotten it years ago.


Favorite Features

Love the AWD, the comfort for the driver (adjustable seat etc.) and handling of the vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

Placement of cup holder for driver should be front accessible.


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My Favorite So Far
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By WendyB
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2004 Subaru Outback Sedan H6-3.0 AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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After 2 Foresters (that I really liked), I upgraded to the V6 Outback Sedan. It's really fun to drive, is very comfortable, and looks good too. The pick up is a little sluggish, but a world of difference better than the Foresters were.


Favorite Features

Heated seats and mirrors, V6 engine, OnStar.


Suggested Improvements

Remote trunk release, option of V6 with a manual transmission would be nice.


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This car delivers!
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By taspz
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2004 Subaru Outback Sedan H6-3.0 AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my third Subaru and second Outback. The 3.0 Outback sedan is a great car to drive and enjoy, a class up from the 4 cylinder wagon. It is plush inside with excellent climate control and a fantastic sound system. It combines typical Outback clearance and AWD comfort and safety on wet roads with smooth, quiet performance. It rivals cars that are far more expensive, as it is equally loaded. I love driving it.


Favorite Features

Stereo system with 6 CD changer, smooth acceleration and engine performance, comfortable interior.


Suggested Improvements

Remote opening for trunk


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Excellent
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By emd
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2004 Subaru Outback Sedan H6-3.0 AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Have driven this car for one month Very comfortable heated adjustable leather seats some wind noise good visibiity great controls great sound system feels very safe a little slow in accelerating


Favorite Features

sound system heating controls room for three in back seat ground clearance no sliding on wet streets feels very safe


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