Used 2004 Subaru Outback

2004 Subaru Outback

2004 Highlights

Subaru commemorates 35 years of selling cars in the U.S. by offering a 35th anniversary special edition of the Outback H6-3.0 wagon, though this amounts to little more than a new alloy wheel design and a fender-mounted badge. Red Burl interior trim is new for the Outback this year, and six-cylinder models get restyled 16-inch wheels. L.L. Bean and Limited models get a new brown leather covering on the shifter handle, brake handle and steering wheel.


  • Standard all-wheel drive, comfortable ride on pavement, capable performance on dirt, well-appointed interior.


  • Not as capable as an SUV in terms of pure off-road capability or interior volume, four-cylinder models lack power, upscale models are expensive.

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Used 2004 Subaru Outback for Sale

Subaru Outback 2004 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A) White Frost Pearl/Titanium Pearl Beige108,508 miles
Used 2004Subaru OutbackBase
Est.Loan: $107/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$143 Below Market
Subaru Outback 2004 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M) Seamist Green Pearl/Titanium Pearl Beige135,027 miles
Used 2004Subaru OutbackBase
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Auto Land Inc.
48.1 mi away
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$165 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

5 speed manual , timing belt and water pump replaced at 102k miles.

Subaru Outback 2004 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A) White Frost Pearl/Titanium Pearl Beige96,588 miles
Used 2004Subaru OutbackBase
Est.Loan: $134/mo
Regatta Red Pearl/Titanium Pearl 123,110 miles
Used 2004Subaru OutbackBase
List:Not Listed
Jones Buick GMC(5)
94.4 mi away

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Features & Specs

Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)H6-3.0 AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)H6-3.0 VDC AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Horsepower165 hp @ 5600 rpm212 hp @ 6000 rpm212 hp @ 6000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Won over!
I have owned and driven many different makes of cars and trucks and non of them new, and this one has won me over to Subaru. It has its quirks that many people have listed as major problems, but if you are buying a used car or any car there are the ups and downs. With this one, there are a few, in the gearing there is a lurching at a low speed if you don't feather the clutch right, I am a larger fellow and it can be difficult to get in and out of and in winter with a coat it is annoying, there is a flaw in the design of the fender panels that leads to a rotting problem in the steel, and for the life of me I don't know why they don't give the wheels more clearance it packs snow like crazy! However with all of that I must say the thing performs! I have climbed hills where other AWD and 4x4 vehicles ended up in the ditch, any problem I have had with it is nothing I haven't seen worse in other used vehicles and most of the time come's down to general maintenance, any company produces its lemons, and I must say I haven't had cause to deal with a Subaru customer service, never owning a car new enough to be under any warranty, but I trust this vehicle to get me to where I need to go no matter the obstruction.
Buy an '04, not newer body style
If you're shopping for a used Subaru, buy an '04. Very dependable car, no trouble. Mine has more than 100K miles and getting 27 mpg. According to a local Subaru mechanic, '04 is the best year for Subarus. Run from the '05s. See my review for our '05 Outback XT under title "Money Pit". It's hard to believe the cars are from the same manufacturer. The '04 has been a perfect car and the '05 was a horribly expensive nightmare. We're keeping the '04 and plan to put another 100K miles on it.
Great Car
This is a great car. We wanted a car that was a little different from what most people are driving and felt we succeeded. We've had it dealer maintained and haven't had to do anything other than routine maintenance. We just finished a cross country trip in it and it was comfortable and smooth. Averaged 28-29 mpg on the trip.
Used 2004 Subaru Outback Overview

The Used 2004 Subaru Outback is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A), H6-3.0 L.L. Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A), Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A), AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M), H6-3.0 35th Anniversary Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A), Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A), H6-3.0 VDC AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A), H6-3.0 AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M), and H6-3.0 VDC AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Subaru Outback?

Save up to $165 on one of 3 Used 2004 Subaru Outback for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,200 as of 07/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Subaru Outback trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Subaru Outback Base is priced between $5,200 and $6,547 with odometer readings between 96588 and 135027 miles.

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