2005 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Green Bean

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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Green Bean
By Dave on


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


I saw the car on the lot and fell in love with the color (Willow Green) for starters. Thought the flared fenders and rugged looks were awesome. I took it for a ride and the seamless power from 0 to 70 was awesome. It does have a few second delay when you step on it so If you are counting on the 250 horses to make up for the close pull out in traffic, think before you put your nose out there. The huge sunroof is a bit chattery when closed and almost impossible to have open while going over 50 from the wind noise. I tried to buy a sunroof deflector from the dealer and the one listed ONLY fits the sedan, not the wagon.

Best Features

Power, color,17" tires, Tiptronic, leather

Worst Features

Gas mileage, quieter sunroof both shut and especially while open, gear selector gates are sometimes hard to get back into park. Real antenna not in the rear window, weather radio station, thinner rear view mirror.
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