2002 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: A bad car

2002 Subaru Outback Wagon - Consumer Review

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A bad car
By Dakota_Joe on


2002 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon w/Weather Pkg (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


We bought our Outback in 2002. Just a couple of warnings to would-be buyers: A.) If you have long legs try sitting in the passenger seat before buying this car. You get to taste you knees. The passenger experience rivals that of a back seat passenger in a 1971 Mustang II. B) If you live in the country, on a gravel road DO NOT buy this car. Normal 25 MPH gravel road driving destroys the Outback’s front suspension. I guess that the Outback ain’t built for the outback. The editors must live in big cities. C) This is certainly the most unreliable and expensive-to-maintain vehicle I’ve ever owned. Every breakdown is expensive and ours breaks down often.

Best Features

With Bridgestone Blizzaks it is great in the snow. We regularly plow through large snow drifts.

Worst Features

Improve the reliability. It's just awful.
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