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By pasubi
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

Overall, happy with the car which meets 90% of our needs. Economical for size, comfortable, versitle, well designed ergonomic interior. Navigation, audio, voice activation very unintuitive and poor overall user interface. Nav accuracy and options better on our $100 Garmin. All-wheel drive system good on highways, such as slippery roads. However, ours got stuck in 5 inches of snow and did not transfer power from the 'wheels that slip to the wheels that grip'. Could not get passenger side wheels which had traction to engage. We knew that this would not replace our 4-wheel drive vehicle, but expected better.


Best Features

Ride, comfort, versatility. Creative design on roof rack cross bars. Fuel economy good at 23 combined MPG


Worst Features

Put more effort into integrating the electronics and improving the user interface. Allow use of Nav while vehicle is moving - passenger can safely operate, so perhaps tie it into the pass air bag sensor. Reign in the marketing people on the all wheel drive system. It's no better than any other.


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FOR SALE
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By disappointed
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I HATE this car and even special ordered it. Constant issues with brake pedal make a clunking noise after your foot comes off. Now I am told "they all do that". $30,000 cars do not just "do that". One tire had a problem and would not steer right, pulled me off the road and I about lost it. Took the dealership a 40 mile test drive to finally discover it. I think it was a joy ride. The cloth interior is cheap. The carpet is cheap. The motor is severely underpowered. Feels like a chug mobile while getting on the interstate. Please someone take this off my hands. Will make you a good deal. What a $30,000 mistake.


Best Features

Heated seats.


Worst Features

More power, better interior finish, better quality in OEM items, better sound system. Get RID of the mpg gauge what is that for? Make the entire dash red or blue, not both. Only need 1 door open indicator, not 2.


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Great car
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By JLD
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

Have 4700 miles on OB 800 in snow and mountains. A little over steering at higher speeds. Other than that handles great.


Best Features

awd mileage


Worst Features

Folding mirrors, drivers seat already somewhat caved in, needs to be more sturdy.


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Only get's better
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By DK
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Last week I came upon a brand new Jeep stuck in a four ft. snowdrift. The owner (a 20 something male) was testing his new car in the snow. I drove into the snow drift next to him, rolled down the window and offered to call the tow guy. Sheepishly he told me his dad was coming. Put my Subaru into reverse and drove away. This weekend was in Tucson parked at a resort surrounded by 100's of Lexus (the official car of golf resorts) I watched as several people passed by and looked at our car, puzzled as to the new look. My biggest fear was to get run over by an out of control Lexus. In summary, Subaru - rough and wild in the woods and civilized and classy when needed.


Best Features

Everything: heavy luxurious doors, location of all the new buttons, parking brake/button, spacious seat with various fine tuning buttons and lumbar support, seat warmer


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undocumented shut down mode
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By cg
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2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


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At 203 miles, driving 20 mph on residential streets, the transmission stuck in 1st gear with numerous lights on. Undocumented limp home mode? Dealer "service" dept gave me a chat line to call instead of road side assistance. Ridiculous and dangerous non support. 24 hrs in shop and they still don't know what went wrong.


Best Features

Feels substantial inside.


Worst Features

1. Build car that works after purchase. 2. Inform your service people of road side assist number and suggest they don't give joke numbers to customers in need.


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