2003 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Can't You Hear Me Knocking..

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Can't You Hear Me Knocking..
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2003 Subaru Outback VDC AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


First thing I noticed was the knocking of the engine, which they say is typical due to engine design. The knocking was unbearable, which they ultimately fixed. Knocking started to come back, but I just sold it, so it will be taken care of next by someone other than me. As with most reviews, lots of wind noise. The wind noise is to the point where you have to turn the radio up. I went from a 6 cyl to this 4 cyl to save on gas, but to tell you the truth, it got awful gas mileage. Came with a broken 6 CD changer. Minimal acceleration in this vehicle. Started making another noise, like a rattle or shaking sound. But, it’s gone, so fortunately not my problem now.

Best Features

Lots of room. With seats down, this wagon has the room of a typical SUV. Powered and heated seats, a nice bonus. Interior wood finish had a nice look.

Worst Features

Fix wind noise. Add some more power outlets for cell phone, mp3 player, etc.
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