2001 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Has Been Great - Time to Move

2001 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

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Has Been Great - Time to Move On
By Sitruk on


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


Yes, this car has been wonderful to drive, however I have struggled with the maintenance end of the car/owner relationship. Since my purchase in March, 2003, I have averaged 9 cents/mi in maint costs since this car came 'into the word' - highlighted by a head gasket replacement in 2005 ($2200) (might as well also do the timing belt at the same time!) Also, I am now after increased fuel economy based on my daily commute, thus feel it is time to part ways.

Best Features

Sporty-ness, roominess, storage capacity, maintains 'styling' even though now 8 yrs old (Thank- you 'Subbie!).

Worst Features

I had wished the front bumper was a little more resistant to rocks.
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