2002 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Not impressed

2002 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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Limited Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Not impressed
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2002 Subaru Outback Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


We bought it for the AWD for VT
winters & mud season. Performs well
in the elements but not an enjoyable
ride otherwise. The clutch is
difficult and the interior seating is
small & narrow. Have had to replace
the breaks several times. Check
engine light comes on frequently.
Repairs have gotten expensive - one of
the worst cars I've owned. I miss my

Best Features

Great in snow & mud!, heated seats, large cargo room in the back - when seats are folded down you can fit most anything.

Worst Features

Manual transmission - very jerky & difficult to drive; Needs more head room; Windows & sunroof very noisy on interstate driving; Gas door latch on drivers side floor freezes in winter; Brakes!
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