2005 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: great utility car

2005 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

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great utility car
By Ron on


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


Bought new now I have 109,000 miles on it with very few problems brakes at 45,000 tires at 52,000 brake job was expensive $800. I commute 140 miles each way to work about 10 times a month. Average mpg 26.6 This is my third Subaru and the only reason I will probably not get a fourth is I need a change. I have noticed some of the reviews indicate this car is not good in the snow I live in the northeast and drive many miles on the backroads of Maine, New Hanpshire and Vermont and I think this car is great in the snow One caveat if you like quick acceleration and power THIS IS NOT THE CAR FOR YOU If you want reliable economical transportation and need AWD this is a great car.

Best Features

Very comfortable driver's seat for short people.

Worst Features

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