2005 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Worst Car I Ever Loved

2005 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

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Worst Car I Ever Loved
By Pilgrim 54 on


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


North western PA winters were no match for the Sube. Foot of snow; no problem. Need lots of ground clearance, fine. Need service...good luck. Yes you WILL need service. We bought ours new and sold it after 4 years. Had numorous problems with the cruise control operation. Replaced the timing belt tensioner TWICE! On the way to the dealer when we were trading it in we were having second thoughts till the check engine light came on!!

Best Features

Go anywhere ability. Fun to drive. Towing capacity. Good mileage for AWD.

Worst Features

Our experience with service was poor. Reliability was awfull. When the car worked it was great but it wasn't working often enough to be unacceptable. Unless you know the car and the dealer I would not buy one if you want to use it to get to work everyday. You will get to know the bus schedual.
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