2005 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Just disappointed
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2005 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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2.5 XT Limited Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Just disappointed
By Grant on

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2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

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My first Subaru will be my last. Bought the Outback based on the Subaru reputation for being bullet proof. Far from it. Subaru must have got a bunch of bad bearings. They extended the warranty on the wheel bearings, which I replaced. The real shocker has been the clutch. Had to replace the throw-out bearing at 52k. Dealer told me to replace the flywheel and clutch plate while he was at it, or may end up paying for labor twice. $1500 later the bearing still makes a noise. Never thought I'd be spending $1500 for a clutch on a Subaru with 52K and I don't ride the clutch.

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The turbo rocks, and the car does handle quite well.

Suggested Improvements

Buy some decent bearings.
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