2011 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Great Car - But easy fixes ove

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Great Car - But easy fixes overlooked
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2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Bought my first Subaru after trading in my '01 GTI 1.8T. Still getting use to sitting up high, but happy to be in a car with AWD and some very nice features like Bluetooth and the rear view camera. While I miss the sporty VW, the Outback handles much better than a Grand Cherokee. Paddle shifters great for snowy conditions. Upgraded to the HK stereo but the $400 media hub can not access IPOD play lists and requires you to scroll through artists in alpha. order. The exterior/interior look great but wish there wasn't such a gap between the body and the wheels. The while good interior Subaru over looked some very easy upgrades, like automatic locks and four one-touch window buttons.

Best Features

Auto Lights, Puddle Door Lights, CVT, Plenty of Room, Plenty of storage for driver, Rear Camera built into Rear View Mirror, BlueTooth, Steering Wheel Controls, Paddle Shifter on Steering Wheel, Reclining Back Seat, Extra Cargo Room under the Trunk Floor Mat.

Worst Features

Media Hub is nearly worthless, Automatic Locks should be standard, Remove the MPG Gage, One-Touch for all Windows, Needs a folding key or key-less option, No light in the glove box, Wish the BlueTooth recognized multiple phones at once.
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By bigskygal1
on 07/08/11 14:28 PM (PDT)

The reason for the gap is for 4-wheeling. My Subaru Impreza goes from the highway to the mountain roads with no problems at all. With all that clearance, it's a great mountain car.

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