2008 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Second Beaner
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2008 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

2008 Subaru Outback

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Second Beaner
By jim n. on

Vehicle

2008 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/VDC (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Traded our 2002 Bean Outback. This one is a much better performer but the interior has been redesigned for the worse. Controls were moved around to accomodate the opt. Nav. screen (which should be mounted on the dash). Climate controls placed low behind gearshift, audio controls lowered. You used to be able to adjust with a glance, now you have to take your eyes off the road. No storage for cds or loose change. The ashtray barely holds a chapstick. Rear seats no longer fold truly flat. Parking brake lever intrudes on drivers right leg. Odometer/temp/etc multigauge is useless and annoying.

Best Features

Great engine. SI Drive is fun. Handles well in all conditions.

Worst Features

Redesign the interior from scratch with emphasis on human factors ie. practicality instead of flashy electronics. Subaru should do some focus groups to find out why folks fell in love with older Outbacks.
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