2001 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Excellent all-around car

2001 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

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Excellent all-around car
By surfinbird on


2001 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Wonderful car. The boxer 4 has a unique sound and feel. It's a bit thirsty - the best mileage I've gotten is 28 mpg. Build quality is first rate. Suspension is soft enough for comfortable distance driving but firm enough for the twisties. Seats are very comfortable. After all these years that car still cleans up and looks like new. The all wheel drive is very comforting on long trips in poor weather. This is a car that car be driven long distances in great comfort, I've covered 800 miles per day on many occasions.

Best Features

The build quality is outstanding. It's really fun to drive for a medium size wagon. Lots of room for hauling stuff.

Worst Features

I really wanted the H6 with a manual transmission but settled for the H4. They made the same mistake with the SVX model back in the 90s. I don't know why Subaru can't offer manuals in all their cars, BMW does it.
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