2005 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Going back to Toyota

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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Going back to Toyota
By debafish on


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


I've had nothing but problems with my Subaru Outback since we bought it.
We burn through breaks, head lights and the car smells of burnt rubber after minimal driving.
When the ABS light came on I took it to the dealer and they couldn't diagnose it (they failed to mention I need to leave the car running with the light on to diagnose..so they said).
Now that is has 104K miles they tell me it's the ball bearing, covered until 100K by warranty.
Then the turbo went out, $1600 later it's still smoking when I drive.
Today they tell me the head gasket is shot and it has two leaks.
This car is a money pit.
I04K miles and a lot of issues, I'm going back to Toyota.

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