2004 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Unhappy owner

2004 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

94 Total Reviews

H6-3.0 VDC Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Unhappy owner
By CEP on


2004 Subaru Outback H6-3.0 VDC AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Based on my experience with this vehicle, I will never again purchase or recommend a Subaru vehicle. At 50,000 miles, so many items began to fail. Six air conditioning repairs, both CV boots burned up because of a design problem, then at 78,000 miles, all the struts needed to be replaced. I am still paying on this vehicle and spend on average another $4000/year to maintain it in good working order. Now the finish on the fiberglass bumper is peeling, the engine continually has a burning odor that can't be identified, and the AC still freezes after a 200 mile trip in the heat. The car is a disaster.

Worst Features

Improve quality, quality, quality.
Recommend (3) (1)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.