Bought this car used for my wife in
July 2003 w/ 11k miles. We've put 13k
miles on the car in 9 months and have
nothing but good things to say about
AWD and Cold Weather Package was a God
send during a rough winter in NJ. AWD
is fantastic in the snow - no
indication of the car slipping in
acceleration in deep snow. Great for
my wife who isn't real comfortable
driving in inclement weather. No
complaints from her now!
A great mix of car comform and SUV
characteristics with a youthful look
AWD, Cold Weather package (heated
seats, mirrors and bottom of
windshield) ride comfort and quality
better acceleration and gas mileage.
Averaging about 24 mpg with mostly
highway driving. Some dash buttons
(cruise on/off, fog lights) feel cheap
and inconsistent with the rest of the
vehicle integrity. Some excessive wind
noise at highway speeeds.
I bought my Outback in December 2003
and have just topped 5,000 miles.
Acceleration is so-so, probably hurt
by the AWD. My keyfob, for whatever
reasons, does not unlock my doors in
certain parking lots, but this is
rare. Learn how to manually disable
alarm. On the positive side, car is
fun to drive, engine is quiet, car
turns and handles well, automatic
shifts smoothly, ABS braking is good,
no mechanical problems and cargo room
is excellent. My gas mileage has been
similar to EPA numbers.
AWD, heated seats, simple to use
instrument panel, auto dimming rear
view mirror, outside temperature
readout and weather band channel.
Give us a turbo option to work with
the 2.5L four, similar to the
I've had this car for a bit over a
year with no problems. They say that
AWD handling is sluggish. Not with
this car, it handles great and has a
pretty good turning radius.
The base engine has plenty of get-up-
and-go for me, and my previous car was
a 3.1L V6.
Gas mileage could be better, but with
AWD, I'm not in the least surprised.
Rear seats fold down easily and
quickly, except for having to remove
headrests. Plenty of cargo room once
they are folded.
Comfortable and smooth ride.
One should not have to remove the
headrests to fold down the rear
seats. There could be more storage
under the cargo floor just by using a
thinner material for removable tray.
I have been so impressed with the
reliability and longevity of Subaru
vehicles that this 2003 Outback Wagon is
my sixth. The total owned by my family
has now reached fourteen. I will always
own a Subaru! The 2003 Outback is the
best Subaru I have owned. The many new
features as compared to my 1996 Outback
has made this car an excellent value.
AWD, Engine, cold weather performance.
Cannot suggest any. I'm that pleased
with the 2003 Outback Wagon.