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Wubaru Wagon 2002
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By haji
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2002 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The car is very rattle prone. Dealer
fixed 4 rattles with resistance. Wind
and outside noise is uncomfortable. Car
handles well in snow. Poor break angle
prevents it from doing any serious off
road. Premium sound system just doesn't
sound right - sounds kind of hollow.


Best Features

All wheel drive


Worst Features

Redesign aerodynamics to reduce wind noise, better accoustics in cabin, better sound insulation, bigger gas tank, better break angle.


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I'm Back With Subaru
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By wunderkid49
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2002 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

After a brief fling with a terribly
made Ford Taurus, I'm back with
Subaru. Bought it three years old for
under half the new price. The wagon
seems adequately powered to me, even
with the automatic. I can haul my
recumbent bike inside, and still sneak
my six year old in the split back
seat. The handling is a real pleasure,
and the brakes are powerful. Averaging
26 mpg in rural driving. Security
system can only be disarmed by the
remote, and I can't figure out how to
disconnect it!


Best Features

AWD, Handling, Braking, Weather Radio, lots of cargo room.


Worst Features

Some way to overide the security system.


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Subaru is fun to drive
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By matt saxon
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2002 Subaru Outback VDC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This has been without a doubt the best
car I have ever owned. It has
everything anyone could want living in
the midwest or any snow belt area. It
rides very well, and feels
comfortable, for a rugid vehical. The
McIntosh audio system is a fabulous
feature. Looks, performance and
comfort/safety. Its well rounded and
complete.


Best Features

Wheels, styling, driving experience.


Worst Features

More leg room for the front passenger. More head room if you have the sedan with a moon roof.


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SUPER CAR--But buy used
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By Scottysubaru
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2002 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Best car I ever owned...until I found
out they rented them! Not one problem
with the car at all. Little things like
the radio controls being too small, the
back seats not reclining a bit, etc.
But, because they rent them, there are
an abundance of current model year units
on the used car lots in 6 months. Look
to chop off $10 grand in the first year
in depreciation. Quite a blow..and
something you don't expect in a Subaru.
SO, BUY A USED ONE....you can save a ton
or look at a Forester (they don't rent
them yet). I wish I would have.


Best Features

AWD System Gas Mileage Quality


Worst Features

STOP RENTING THEM AT HERTZ Reclining rear seats (like the CRV) 3rd row of seats (like the taurus) turbo at a reasonable upcharge 6 speed automatic w/tiptronic


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Our 5th Subaru
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By CMartin
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2002 Subaru Outback H6-3.0 AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I love my Black & Gold 3.0 AWD Outback
Sedan! It's fun to drive, and handles
EXTREMELY well in snow and rain. It's
the most comfortable car I've ever
driven for long trips. 600-700 miles
in a day, and I still feel great at the
end of the day's drive. I have only
one complaint that my Service
Department has no answer -- the
heating/cooling system. Seems there's
no happy medium for it. Hopefully
Subaru will come up with a fix soon!
We've been a Subaru family for a long
time. I drove a 2000 Outback Sedan
before getting the 2002, with the
bigger engine. Glad I made the
upgrade, except -- give me my old air
conditioner/heater!!!


Best Features

Dimming rear-view mirror, cold weather package with mirror & wiper heaters, heated seats. I love the way it handles! Very fun to drive.


Worst Features

Heating and cooling system -- it definitely needs a relook for design and performance.


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