What a dog this car is. Funny looking side panels, what are those about. Ever try to transport a dog in the back? No ventilation = unhappy pet. Cup holders are useless since they are too far back. And the thing auto shifts at the strangest times. Now it sounds like it's blowing its nose around 1500 RPM's. I'm going back to Toyota where I should have stayed. Give me back my Tacoma, please.
Good resale value (I hope) cause its gotta go!
Vent the back with push out windows or a roll down back window. Please don't ever put those goofy side panels that make it look like its been in an accident.
Just bought this 04' Outback Limited as a leftover in 3/05. Got a super deal on it - apparently no one drives 5-speeds anymore. Subaru's are a super reliable and practical. I needed a car that was excellent in the snow but yet great on gas and roomy. I originally had a 2002 Nissan Sentra which was a great car but it was so light that it was all over the place in inclimate weather. I didn't feel like buying a 2nd car, like a little Nissan pickup. I've been a loyal Nissan customer since 1995, but the Subaru's make more sense to me. If you are considering one car that can really do it all check out any of the Subaru wagons, just not the Outbacks. The Standard Legacy wagons are probobly the best value.
Smooth transmission. Great handling, although I'm not a great fan of Bridgestone Potenza's!
Off the line Outbacks are not the quickest cars, however the are heavy. It could can use a few more horsepower. Just a minor improvement.
2004 Subaru Outback H6-3.0 VDC AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I traded in my 97 Dodge Ram Pickup for this car. It was a dealer demo; had 6k on it when I got it, has 17k now. Car is awesome no problems at all. The 3.0 H-6 is a great engine, it has plenty of power to do the job and gets about 23 mpg, much better than the 13 mpg in my truck. The VDC is pretty cool; it gives you great confidence while driving. I turn it off in the snow and have some fun! The interior is great, leather heated seats and climate control plus the Macintosh stereo are all excellent. I love the wood grain trim and the sunroof is nice. It has a very comfortable ride and still performs excellent when pushed hard. As good or better than my mother's BMW 323 and girlfriend's Audi A-4.
Really like the car, great all around
vehicle. towing jet ski, hauling
stuff, going thru snow, it does it
all. However, idle problem with manual
transmission model. Car out of service
6 days in first 2 weeks of ownership !
one fuel inj replaced. Idle and
hesitation continued to be a problem.
Very disappointed in both the dealer
and Subarus willingness to sort.
all wheel drive, heated seats, engine
tranny hump not allowing right foot to
line up directly on gas pedal is
annoying. notch all around sunvisor so
easy to get fingers behind.