Best alternative to SUV
By spokanewa on
2004 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
I love this car already; for one it can
go up my 20% grade driveway, something
my sebring convertible could not (when
covered with snow).
I don't like trucks/big suvs's and other
ugly gas guzzlers, but wanted the big
cargo. I don't think there are many cars
with such a good gas mileage yet are as
versatile. Storage is huge and roof
cargo is easy to use (i.e. no need for a
ladder to reach it).
I don't find the car performance so bad;
it's not nearly as smooth as the v6 i
had on the Sebring, but it's more
linear, power is the same at any RPM,
whereas some V6 i tried like the Mazda 6
wagon only had punch at high RPM.
Definitely more fun to drive that
similar price small suv like RAV4 or CR-V.
- Huge cargo (especially after folding
- All wheel drive
- Handling just feels great, much better
than the Sebring.
- millage compare to suv's
- decent towing.
- Utility car that doesn't drive like a
- You can fold the rear seat back 60/40
but the seat bench bottom is one piece,
so what's the use. you can't fold half
and seat somebody on the other half !
- Alarm remote clicking against ignition
area (fixed by adding longer keychain
- Slideable back seat for more back seat
room or more cargo.