2002 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Great car until it hit 100k mi

2002 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

143 Total Reviews

All Models

Build Quality
Reliability Value
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Great car until it hit 100k miles
By bartemaeus on


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


Up until the 100k mark, the car was flawless. But after that it went downhill. The transmission leaked and cost $2k to fix, the belt broke at least twice, belt pulleys had to be replaced twice, and the A/C compressor died. That was the final straw and we traded it in. I had hoped I would get a few more thousand miles out of the car. It was still a great car to drive, smooth on the highway, and never got stuck in snow.

Best Features

Heated mirrors and heated wipers. Very stable on the road.

Worst Features

Improve reliability, reduce cabin wind/road noise, improve gas mileage.
Recommend (4) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.