2005 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: First Subaru

2005 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

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


The Outback was my first Subaru purchase; had Hondas and Toyotas previously. With the manual tranny, I achieve 26 mpg - not bad for a 4wd station wagon. Two recalls, both for the ECU and both were fast fixes and covered by Subaru. No major issues with anything. Headlights do burn out fast (once a year or so). Some minor rattles from the dash, depending on the temperature. Bad wheel alignment from the factory and wore out the tires in less than 28,000 miles. Dealer refused to do anything about it - told me it was my fault which is totally untrue.

Best Features

Excellent in snow. Very quiet and smooth ride.
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