This car also offers a great
performance even with the base, 2.5 L
engine. The performance can be further
improved by installing the K & N high-
flow air filter instead of the factory
one. I found that the K&N filter
significantly improves the low-end
torque. I also noticed improved a/t
performance (smoother operation), but
not the fuel efficiency. The latter
might be due to impressive 23/30mpg
(city/highway) numbers, which I
already had registered right after my
Outback passed the 3K miles mark.
The Outback is very reliable, stable
in both snow and rain, has virtually
no blind spots, thanks to the
large green-house. It has just a
right size for a small family and an
ample cargo space, which is wisely
proportioned: its length is larger
than its height.
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