2005 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: No car is perfect

2005 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

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No car is perfect
By pjellison on


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


Overall the car is acceptable. The ride is comfortable and the interior design is pleasing. The right rear tire tread wore out at 20,0000. The dealer said the axle was bent. I replaced all 4 tires, the originals were not good quality. The quality of the ivory cloth seats are poor. Any spill or cleaner leaves a stain. The distinct line with the headlights are distracting. Oncoming cars frequently think I have on high beams. My hands do not grip the non-leather steering wheel (required a steering wheel grip).

Best Features

Heated seats and temperature gauge on the less expensive option. Tight handling and comfortable ride.

Worst Features

Good quality cloth seats that will not show stains, change headlights, new colors choices (current colors are dull)
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