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Subie magic
By Daniel on 07/15/10 15:15 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

I love this car. It's a wagon. It's a SUV. It's a car. It's a Jeep. Its a Lexus in sheep's attire runs great handles great quiet smooth plenty of stuff to play with.
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Love it
By VERY HAPPY on 07/10/10 17:18 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

Had an awful experience with the Hyundai elantra touring which we purchased new, didn't even have it a year, another story, another time. Went back out on the market for a car, it had to have space as my wife drives it for her cleaning business. Looked @ mazda5, Honda CR-V and then started looking @ the Forester. We had decided to buy the Forester on a Saturday, but wanted to think it over until Monday. Went back Sunday to look @ the forester on Sunday when know one was around and that's when we noticed the 2011 outback. So, we had to come back Monday and drive it, then drive the forester. We decided on the outback. We love it. Great smooth ride, quiet inside. My wife loves it.
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Longtime Outback Owner
By BBurgDave on 07/10/10 08:52 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

We purchased this Outback to replace our 2000 Outback (75K miles) which we really liked and are giving to our son who is off to college. Prior to that, we owned two Legacy wagons, so we are a Subaru family. Compared to the 2000 Outback, this one is a bit less "sleek" and stylish (this one looks a bit more like an SUV and less like a wagon)and the rear cargo space is 3 inches shorter from the back of the rear seats to the tailgate. The space for passengers, on the other hand, seems better over all. The gas mileage seems about the same, the ride is a bit smoother, but the handling is a bit less "nimble". So far, we like it!
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First impressions-great
By George Alexanian on 07/09/10 22:13 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Read 195 reviews for 2020 model before baying. Just got 2011 3.6R limited a few days ago. During test drive on freeway, had to slam on brakes. Stopped great, no swerving. Did not notice problem with passenger seat, or difficulty of closing hatchback as others reported in '10 model. V6 engine only way to go. No special financing or rebates-too new. Will write more after winter and drive in snow.
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2011 Outback Limited 2.5i
By Phil on 07/07/10 16:48 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

I traded a Cadillac CTS and the Outback drives and feels better on the road than the Cadillac. I love the CVT as there is no shift at all.
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Traded in 2007 Outback XT Limited
By Chassol on 07/07/10 10:19 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Going from the 2007 2.5 turbo to the 2011 3.6R was a great deal. The turbo was fun and got good mileage (avg 22 mpg). Nice to go from Super unleaded to regular, saves $.30 a gallon. At just over 800 miles avg mpg for the 3.6R is just over 23. Great for regular gas. Don't be fooled the 3.6R (256 hp) has guts equal to the turbo (243 hp). Also no timing belt in the 3.6R to replace at 105,000, as it is chain driven cam. Subaru has done amazing changes in 4 years time with everything - styling, trim, materials - everything. We plan on keeping this Subaru for probably, at least 6-7 years. Look at Subaru they are fantastic vehicles.
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Our 3rd Subaru
By Wheels8716 on 06/29/10 14:58 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

This is our 3rd Subaru. We've owned a 04 WRX and a 06 STI. The wife was looking for a SUV in the 25k range and happened across the Outback. I didn't put up a fight. Test drove the only one on the lot, and fell in love.
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Converted!
By limey on 06/29/10 13:36 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

After driving another well known make for car for over 10 years, it is my first experience with a Subaru. What a fun vehicle- responsive, super comfortable, good gas mileage for its size and AWD, nifty handling, great turning radius, lots of usable space for passengers and cargo, superior visibility, superb sound system. I think I'm going to love my 2011 Outback!
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So happy with my OB!
By New to CO on 06/27/10 21:21 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

Wanted AWD or 4WD with fuel economy, didn't leave many options. Looked at CR-V, RAV4, Escape, Crosstour, Venza, Highlander, Forester, and Outback. Settled on 2011 Outback with CVT and all-weather package. Enjoying the Colorado summer, but now I'll be ready for winter!
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Impressed
By Pilotdad on 06/13/10 18:51 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

We were looking for an AWD/4WD vehicle to replace our rear wheel drive sedan. We have driven several Hondas over the years and were considering the Crosstour. We really wanted to like it but just didn't. It was comfortable, but didn't handle well and didn't have a lot of power even though it had a V6. Hey, if I'm going to give up the gas mileage for the bigger engine, I want some guts in return! We also tried the Venza but were unimpressed. Then we drove the OB. Wow, it was great. Handled well, plenty of zip, nice fit and finish, comfortable, and roomy. Great visibility. High reliability by consumer groups. I can see why Subie owners are so loyal now that I own one! Consider it.
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