2005 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Not a bad Car...

2005 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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3.0 R L.L.Bean Edition Wagon (3.0L 6-cyl. AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Not a bad Car...
By Brian Muir on


2005 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L.L.Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


I have had this car for just over 9 months. This makes my 9th Subaru. Overall it's a very nice car. Front seats comfy and instrument panel are very easy on the eyes. The center instrument cluster is just to BUSY. Wait till you see it at night, I thought I was flying a jet! It wouldn't be so bad if different areas (heat, radio) were different colors. But everything is amber at night. Very confusing to find things. I'm not too happy with the automatic transmission, but I love the Sports mode! The Gas economy is terrible. I think most pick-up trucks do better. Remember high test gas ONLY.

Best Features

I like the steering wheel with audio. Large sunroof very nice. Auto dimming mirror very nice. I kinda now like the idea at night I'm flying a jet! I really like driving in Sports mode.

Worst Features

I think the auto climate control needs a bit more work. Why does the AC come on even if it's 20 deg. outside? DUMP the automatic transmission! Anyone else notice it down shifts for no real reason?
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