2003 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: My first Subaru

2003 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

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My first Subaru
By Bob R. on


2003 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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.

Best Features

AWD, heated seats, simple to use instrument panel, auto dimming rear view mirror, outside temperature readout and weather band channel.

Worst Features

Give us a turbo option to work with the 2.5L four, similar to the Forester.
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