Have had my Outback for 20 months. Absolutely no problems. It's seen the dealership for oil changes and tire rotations only. I'd highly recommend a Subaru to anyone shopping. Very reliable and dependable. This is my sixth Subaru and would be hardpressed not to buy another in the future. BTW, I like the grille on the '07 better than the ones on the '08 models.
AWD is great and the heated seats are wonderful. Rides and handles well for an AWD vehicle.
Stock tires aren't the best in snow; carpeting pulling from door sill; leatherette boot around parking brake is wearing; MPG in cold weather really suffers. All pretty minor stuff.
An enjoyable vehicle that needs a few refinements to make it a very good car.
They are extremely fun to drive, especially when there is 8" of snow on the ground. Any more and they will bottom out. A nice highway cruiser.
The seats are built for a slim person and although not uncomfortable, they could use improvement. The seat warmers do not cover the full width of the seat (leather). One of the worst automatics out there and I doubt this one will go 50K miles. Three dealers have looked at it. Climate control.
There are few limitations of this vehicle. During the first 6 months of ownership the AWD with it's amazing cornering has got me out of 2 very tight situations where I was cut off by vehicles doing 40 mph less than myself (I wasn't speeding, they pulled out). About the only thing I dont like is the leather heated seats. They are cold up north and the heated area is a little narrow.
AWD, sports car like handling, great in snow. Would I buy again? In a second.
broaden the heated area of the seats or offer get a model that offers cloth seats with heat.
Had a '97 Outback and moved up to this because of the power and safety factors. Fabulous ride, much quieter than the '97 and does everything the old one did but better. The turbo is fantasic, fun and a wonderful enhancement. Mileage averages around 24.4 hwy/city, which I consider not bad for the fun derived. Had it 1 year now and love it! Terrific on snow and ice, and takes mountain passes here in Colorado with ease. Highly recommend to anyone, regardless of normal road conditions in their area. Would not get GPS again, my handheld Garmin is better.
Turbo, great ride, quiet interior and styling!
Make sunroof an option (so it can be eliminated), have 8 way passenger seat, memory seats, more small storage areas. Make a more user friendly GPS.