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Feel Secure
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Merle
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Just like our 1997 Outback, it's reliable, good of fuel, and we feel secure.


Favorite Features

Lots of room, and the roof rack can hold more weight then your average SUV.


Suggested Improvements

By now they have done it.


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Subarules
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Long Hot Summer Days
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This is my 3rd Outback. They are the most reliable cars. They are very versatile; you can haul the wife and 3 kids or drop the back seat and move desks, filing cabinets, etc. They are very desirable. Buy in the spring and sell at the first snow fall.


Favorite Features

Heated windshield under the wiper blades.


Suggested Improvements

Move the heated seat control; can get hit with a coffee cup.


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Get Back to the Drawing Boards
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By sfsailman
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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What a dog this car is. Funny looking side panels, what are those about. Ever try to transport a dog in the back? No ventilation = unhappy pet. Cup holders are useless since they are too far back. And the thing auto shifts at the strangest times. Now it sounds like it's blowing its nose around 1500 RPM's. I'm going back to Toyota where I should have stayed. Give me back my Tacoma, please.


Favorite Features

Good resale value (I hope) cause its gotta go!


Suggested Improvements

Vent the back with push out windows or a roll down back window. Please don't ever put those goofy side panels that make it look like its been in an accident.


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great car but problems since day 1
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Michael Armani
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Really like the car, great all around vehicle. towing jet ski, hauling stuff, going thru snow, it does it all. However, idle problem with manual transmission model. Car out of service 6 days in first 2 weeks of ownership ! one fuel inj replaced. Idle and hesitation continued to be a problem. Very disappointed in both the dealer and Subarus willingness to sort.


Favorite Features

all wheel drive, heated seats, engine


Suggested Improvements

tranny hump not allowing right foot to line up directly on gas pedal is annoying. notch all around sunvisor so easy to get fingers behind.


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Great Car!
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By Alexandra Gomez
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I live in Southern Manitoba, where the winters are very cold. I have used my car for every day driving and never felt afraid of the weather or road conditions. I also like the fact that is a wagon, but it doesn't look like an 'old mama's' wagon at all. I recommend this car to my friends all the time. When the time comes to get a new vehicle, I'm sure it will be a Subaru.


Favorite Features

The AWD makes me feel very safe, the cargo space is very good sized. I like the rubber mats and the cargo rubber protector for the interior.


Suggested Improvements

I would add a space for the ladies purse. I will also change the cupholders in the front, by switching them to the handbrake spot and viceversa. A remote release for the cargo door will be great too!


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