2008 Subaru Outback Wagon - Consumer Reviews

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It is what it is
By thebigv21 on 01/28/10 05:19 AM (PST)

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2008 Subaru Outback Wagon 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Traded in a Ridgeline for this vehicle. Couldn't pass up the price. It came certified bumper to bumper for 100K and only had 4K miles on it. Didn't really desire a 5 spd but I do like making the 4 cyl shift when I want it to shift. It has plenty of power. I average 25-26 mpg on about 60/40 highway/city driving. Had to purchase 4 tires because it wouldn't go in the snow. Unusual for a subaru. Why would they put high performance tires on a base wagon sold in the Northeast? Car is nothing special, but it does what it is meant to do. Good second vehicle for going back and forth to work
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The vehicle I was looking for
By Ken Myers on 05/30/08 14:21 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Subaru Outback Wagon 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Replaced gas-guzzler 3/4-ton ’05 Chevy pickup with the ’08 Outback. My requirements; better mpg, able to pull motorcycle and its trailer, high ground clearance w/ 4-WD or AWD to traverse the 2-track to my cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, handle winter snow, carry my radio-controlled planes and R/C equipment, ease of front seat access for my 85- year-old mother. Went to test drive an ’09 Forester and while waiting saw the Blue/Silver Metallic ’08 Outback and changed the test drive! The test drive, on poorly maintained paved roads, felt comfortable, and has proven so. There is a very solid feel between the car and the road. Good value. Better than a SUV for me. I like it a lot so far.
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Best bang for the buck!
By Chris S. on 03/04/08 13:36 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Subaru Outback Wagon 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Best all around value and functionality from any manufacturer! It's like taking a sedan, SUV, and sports car and fusing them together. Gets 30 MPG on the highway after switching to Mobil 1 5w-30 synthetic.
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Best Bang for Buck!
By Feilo on 12/31/07 07:29 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Subaru Outback Wagon 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

The OB has always been on my shortlist of cars through the years and I finally went for it when it came time to part with my (much loved and performance tuned) Passat wagon. The 2.5i is very well matched with the 5MT and I am enjoying true motoring again! Also appreciating AWD for the first time in the snow we have been having here in the Midwest. After ~6000 miles, fuel consumption has been reasonable - averaging ~26 mpg overall in 70/30 highway/urban driving, and have been trouble free. Had to upgrade the rear sway bar and tires to get handling to what I would like but then, that's not for everybody. Fit and finish is OK for what I paid for it. All in all, I am really happy with my 2.5i!
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