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Best car for the money out there
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By Gary
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2009 Subaru Outback Wagon 3.0R Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Have had 6 Subaru's before this one and this is the best of the lot. My first 6 cylinder and it doesn't disappoint. It's a sports car, take it to the supermarket, it will do anything you want. It's well built, so far trouble free and handsome. The engine purrs like a kitten and the exhaust has a sound like a Jaguar. I guess you can tell I love this car. We are keeping it over a new 2010. Did I say it's fun to drive!


Favorite Features

Power, handling, awd, radio, leather, dash, sunroof, etc.


Suggested Improvements

For me, none!


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Garbage Garbage Garbage!
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By Kelly
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2009 Subaru Outback Wagon 2.5i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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OMG! What a piece of garbage...Car rattles and is unusually loud...couldn't fit my infant son's carseat behind driver without being "Jacked Up" to the dashboard! If you are a tall or heavy-set person (I am not) than forget it! Plastic garbage.


Favorite Features

None


Suggested Improvements

More room


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BIG Sub
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By SCHATS
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2009 Subaru Outback Wagon 2.5i Special Edition 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Love the car, have 12,000 miles, gas mileage has been better than expected. Would like a bit more power. Just finished a vacation traveling from Pittsburgh to Maine, 2500 miles averaged 28 MPG carrying quite a bit of camping equipment. The car always looks clean, shines beautifully, even with dust on it.


Favorite Features

Color-Green, Cargo Space, Stereo system.


Suggested Improvements

Larger Glove Box, Bluetooth, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, More Horsepower.


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Blown engine at 2600
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By Skoalsnuff
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2009 Subaru Outback Wagon 2.5XT Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Love the car, that's why having this motor issue is so painful. Driving down the freeway and I hear tapping that gets progressively worse. With no associated lights car just shuts down. Dealer says I have blown motor, come to find out that they are having problems with turbos doing so. Funny thing is everyone at Subaru acts like it hasn't happened at all. Getting new motor, but not feeling good about car. Read up, the turbo's are lemons.


Favorite Features

Love the car otherwise.


Suggested Improvements

Duh Engine


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Love It So Far
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By DogMomCT
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2009 Subaru Outback Wagon 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Recently purchased, 7/25/09. First Subaru and AWD vehicle. Wanted an Outback due to New England weathers and having cargo room for my 2 Labs. Really grips the road. No snow yet obviously but it does great in heavy rain. Stereo is supposedly premium: speakers seem to rattle a little if you really turn it up.


Favorite Features

Feels very stable, great handling. 4 cyl is enough power for me! Huge cargo space, 6 CD changer and AUX jack, huge sunroof. I'm sure I will love the heated seats come winter.


Suggested Improvements

Stereo to handle bass better. IPOD integration / Bluetooth would have been nice.


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