2002 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Anti-Lock Brake Death Trap

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Anti-Lock Brake Death Trap
By Edward on


2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


The anti-lock brakes take way too long to stop the car. They are especially bad when the temperature is below freezing. Two different dealers told me there was nothing wrong with the ABS. I love everything else about the car, but I am purchasing a second car to drive in the cold Utah winters. I am planning to keep the car and drive it during the other eight months of the year. Don't let the "winter wonderland" TV commercials fool you!

Best Features

Steering, suspension, ride, interior comfort, Bridgestone Potenza tires (they lasted 55,000 miles!), paint still looks new, cabin space, SUV-like ground clearance with car-like handling.

Worst Features

Brakes! Climate control has a mind of its own. Needs all leather interior as opposed to only the darker seat surface areas.
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