2002 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Honda - Next Time

2002 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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Limited Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Honda - Next Time
By Ex-Coloradian on


2002 Subaru Outback Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


OK, I am not a car person. Had an Accord for about 10 years then wanted a larger (similarly reliable) car that could handle snow, etc. Bought an 02 Subaru Outback in 03. Last year at roughly 70,000 miles, I had to put $2,700 in it - head gasket (engine overheating) and miscellaneous maintenance. This winter was cold, and then I got the overpowering gasoline smell in the car on cold days - apparently another known problem. I basically love the car (style, size, driving) but will drive this until it costs me too much not too. Shame on Subaru for not fixing known problems - (head gasket and fuel stink in cold weather), I would not recommend it nor will I buy one again.

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handling, size, style

Worst Features

Fix known potential problems
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