2000 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Good car, questionable transmi

2000 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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Limited Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Good car, questionable transmission
By Rod on


2000 Subaru Outback Limited 4dr Wagon AWD


The car handles fine and looks good. We have been happy with the car until last week. We just had the car towed to the dealership because transmission would not engage when put in drive. It had been hesitating for several seconds before engaging. Dealership immediately suggested a new transmission, or a flush, which may get it operating again, but don't know for how long. We opted for flush ($400), and transmission works - for now. But still a slight hesitation after shifting into drive. From other internet sources, this may be a common problem. Dealer seemed to have seen it before. Now we plan to trade it. A shame, we were hoping to keep it for 200K miles.

Best Features

Fold down rear seats 60/40. Very large cargo area.

Worst Features

Seats could be more comfortable. Needs a little more power.
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