2005 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Air Conditioning Problems!!

2005 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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2.5i Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Air Conditioning Problems!!
By pitstaff10 on


2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Great looking car and fun to drive, as
long as it's not hot outside. Only
300 miles on car and has been in for
repair already. Comfort takes a ding
on this one due to the newly designed
AC cycles constantly every 20-30
seconds between cold and warm making
for an annoying sensation. Outside
temp at 82 and inside still not all
that cold. Subaru America says that's
just the way it is designed and will
have to live with it. I've had better
AC in cars 20 years old!! Beware of
this "new" design!! Gas mileage seems
to be great but can be uncomfortable
to drive in hot environments, so much
for a great commuting vehicle.

Best Features

Trip computer to monitor mileage, temp. etc.

Worst Features

Redesign the AC back to the way it was in the '04 models that actually worked!
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