2005 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Frustrated!!

2005 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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2.5 XT Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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By kdurre on


2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


I'm sure I have a lemon but with 89,000 miles there is not much I can do. I do like the car other than the CV joint and Rear wheel baring need to be replaced. The CD player may or may not play. The front driver seat burns you when you use the seat warmer. The passenger seat "passenger sensor" dings all the time unless the seat belt is locked in. The windshield rattles unless papers are pushed down between the glass and dash, even after one windshield replacement. And the transmission lurches to shift until it warms up.

Best Features

Handles like a dream in snow!!

Worst Features

Give buyers the option to purchase an extended 100,000 mile warranty on the vehicle such as what Honda and Toyota do. That way when a lemon like mine sneaks out of production the driver is not left with a sour taste for subarus.
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