I had absolutely no mechanical problems
with my outback until 97,000 miles.
The headgasket was replaced and
fortunately I had an extended warranty
to 100,000 miles. I don't know if it
is coincidence or not but my mpg
dropped from 26-27 to 21-22. My fuel
didn't change, or driving conditions?
I will buy another one when this "dies".
The wood look dashboard, tinted rear
windows and roof rack with spoiler.
Comfortable front seats.
Easily accessible cupholders in front.
Doorside armrests on front seats.
Vanity mirrors on passenger side visor.
Indicator for bright headlights on
lower half of speedometer readout
rather than at the awkward area on top.
Backseat needs more comfort.
We have had this vehicle for 30 months
and it has never given us any trouble.
I love to drive it. Has great pick
up. You have to watch it or you find
you are going faster than you realize.
Had a problem with the speed sensor at
38,000 miles but the Power train
warranty covered the total amount of
repair. This has been a very
dependable vehicle so far. Gets about
23 mpg. Would definitely buy it again.
one of the few vehicles with a tape
player. Air tight. Quiet. Love the
rubber mat that comes with vehicle that
goes in the back behind the back seat.
The seat backs on the back seats
partially block your back view out of
the back windshield
I have considered getting a truck
or 'bonfide' SUV. But I invariably
can't find a better all-around utility
vehicle. It is like having the best of
a car and an SUV. It is not an off-
road vehicle, but a very capable rough-
Easily fits in a standard garage.
The only real downside is the power,
however, the reason I would like more
power is for a little better towing