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You gotta luv it!
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By Coloradolefty
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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My first Subaru. Value per dollar spent is the best of any car I have owned. It is a marvelously easy car to drive and its inclement weather capabilities are second to none. If you live in snow or wet weather climates, this is the car...very stable and sure footed on the road.


Best Features

AWD, manueverability, heated seats, weather band radio, and cargo room with rear seats down.


Worst Features

for the money...this is a slam dunk.


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AWD is necessary
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By sidekick
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon H6-3.0 VDC AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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There is always something to improve on the car and I am never satisfied with what carmakers have to offer. But being an experienced driver, the one thing is most important - AWD. So, the choice is instantly limited. And Outback is a really multipurpose AWD - 3.0 engine gives enough acceleration power, but you can still use it on bumpy streets and even off road.


Best Features

AWD, acceleration, safety, brakes, excellent behaviour in snow and wet conditions


Worst Features

air conditioner, menu driven navigation system is rather confusing


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Ditch the SUV
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By cdski
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon H6-3.0 L.L. Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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What a value! I considered the Volvo XC, Audi A4 and VW Passat and all were 10 grand more. Obviously for this price you sacrifice a little quality but not much. After having my kidneys rattled on a daily basis in a Landcruiser I couldn't be more content. The car has some pep and handles reasonably well. It is definitely front dominant.


Best Features

An absolutely loaded car for under $30K. Every bell and whistle. Love the On Star and weather band. Gas mileage is superb-getting about 29 hwy.


Worst Features

The auto trans constantly shifts in and out of 4th on backroads so I leave it in third. Really annoying. The armrest and center console seem to be made to fit an extraterrestrial. The Climate Control system is bizzaro- you'll either bake or freeze. Best using it on manual.


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Won't buy another!
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By Snubby
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought a new Subaru Outback Model 2004, While a very pretty car to look at, I am disapointed with many features. It is impossible to not have the car jerk when stopping or starting from a dead stop. The seats (and I put in Leather...paid extra) Are the most uncomfortable seats I have ever sat in. They are causing problems with my back and hips....big time....my wife is also experiencing the same. You have to be an acrobat just to step in and out of the car...you just can step in like any other normal car..I have to twist and turn and do the hokey pokey just to enter the darn thing. It's only a couple of months old but I plan to trade it in ASAP.


Best Features

4 wheel drive was nice in the snow


Worst Features

Stop making cars...or hire some new engineers that know how a normal car is supposed to be built and perform


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best car made
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By kevin berlied
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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once you go subaru you will always go subaru.there is no turning back.awd


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awd


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