2003 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Would not by another Subaru

2003 Subaru Outback Wagon - Consumer Review

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Would not by another Subaru
By G Frank on


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


Negatives:The head gasket went at 73,000, just past the warranty. I went online and there were 450 complaints on one website about the head gaskets on Subarus, yet never a factory recall. At 75,000, a fuel injector had to be replaced. Mileage on car is lousy -- as low as 19 mpg in town. Car leans a lot on turns and dealers said that is characteristic of the car. Turning radius is poor and is therefore dangerous when making a u-turn.

Best Features

Very good in snow. Very quiet ride. Good body integrity.

Worst Features

Make a hybric model. Do something to improve m.p.g. Make a car that is really reliable, and when something is defective (like years of faulty head gaskets), issue a factory recall.
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