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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Len Kitchen
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

The only thing that I don't like is it
is hard to get in and out of the
drivers seat if you leave the seat in
the drive position. Some would find
that the power was lacking but I am
fine with it. For the size of the car
the fuel economy could be better.
Everthing else like. It is a solid car
that rides well and I have not had any
problems at all with it. It goes
anywhere and handles well and I would
buy another one when this wears out
which will be a long way down the road
the way it is built.


Best Features

All wheel drive and handling. It is comfortible to drive and ride in even in the back seat. I can tow a small trailer with it which it does great.


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You gotta luv it!
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By Coloradolefty
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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My first Subaru. Value per dollar
spent is the best of any car I have
owned. It is a marvelously easy car to
drive and its inclement weather
capabilities are second to none. If you
live in snow or wet weather climates,
this is the car...very stable and sure
footed on the road.


Best Features

AWD, manueverability, heated seats, weather band radio, and cargo room with rear seats down.


Worst Features

for the money...this is a slam dunk.


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AWD is necessary
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By sidekick
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon H6-3.0 VDC AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

There is always something to improve on
the car and I am never satisfied with
what carmakers have to offer. But being
an experienced driver, the one thing is
most important - AWD. So, the choice is
instantly limited. And Outback is a
really multipurpose AWD - 3.0 engine
gives enough acceleration power, but
you can still use it on bumpy streets
and even off road.


Best Features

AWD, acceleration, safety, brakes, excellent behaviour in snow and wet conditions


Worst Features

air conditioner, menu driven navigation system is rather confusing


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Ditch the SUV
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By cdski
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon H6-3.0 L.L. Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

What a value! I considered the Volvo
XC, Audi A4 and VW Passat and all were
10 grand more. Obviously for this
price you sacrifice a little quality
but not much. After having my kidneys
rattled on a daily basis in a
Landcruiser I couldn't be more
content. The car has some pep and
handles reasonably well. It is
definitely front dominant.


Best Features

An absolutely loaded car for under $30K. Every bell and whistle. Love the On Star and weather band. Gas mileage is superb-getting about 29 hwy.


Worst Features

The auto trans constantly shifts in and out of 4th on backroads so I leave it in third. Really annoying. The armrest and center console seem to be made to fit an extraterrestrial. The Climate Control system is bizzaro- you'll either bake or freeze. Best using it on manual.


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Won't buy another!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Snubby
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2004 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I bought a new Subaru Outback Model
2004, While a very pretty car to look
at, I am disapointed with many
features. It is impossible to not have
the car jerk when stopping or starting
from a dead stop. The seats (and I put
in Leather...paid extra) Are the most
uncomfortable seats I have ever sat in.
They are causing problems with my back
and hips....big time....my wife is also
experiencing the same. You have to be
an acrobat just to step in and out of
the car...you just can step in like any
other normal car..I have to twist and
turn and do the hokey pokey just to
enter the darn thing. It's only a
couple of months old but I plan to
trade it in ASAP.


Best Features

4 wheel drive was nice in the snow


Worst Features

Stop making cars...or hire some new engineers that know how a normal car is supposed to be built and perform


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