2004 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Buy an '04, not newer body sty

2004 Subaru Outback Sedan - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

94 Total Reviews

All Models

Build Quality
Reliability Value
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Buy an '04, not newer body style
By Happy on


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


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.

Best Features

All wheel drive handling, seat heater, windshield heater, dependable, 27 mpg. I really enjoy driving it.

Worst Features

Not enough room for right foot on accelerator; my foot gets hot because it has to press against engine wall. Back seat should lay down for pass- through from trunk to carry big objects.
Recommend (5) (0)

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.