2012 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Do not buy this car
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2012 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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2.5i 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD CVT Automatic)

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9 of 21 people found this review helpful
Do not buy this car
By 2012outback on

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2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

This car has a 60,000 transmission warranty.
Our transmission needs to be replaced at 67,000 miles.
The car is less than 2 years old and the mileage is all highway miles. I could not recommend this vehicle to anyone.
When the transmission went out I was on the highway with children in the car.
I cannot express how horrifying this experience was. Don't buy this car.

Best Features

None.

Worst Features

A reliable engine. Transmissions that last past 60,000 miles There is no thought to safety if a transmission cannot last past 60,000 miles or two years. We were in the car with children on a very busy highway when the car could not drive forward! anymore on a incline. We were fortunate not to have crashed. Not every driver would have the military background to handle this situation.
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By tomtomlawson
on 02/13/15 18:41 PM (PST)

You can't write off a vehicle because of a transmission that happened to fail in difficult situations. Driving a vehicle for 200,000 miles without a transmission failure wouldn't prove anything either. Things break; live with it.

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