2006 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Sure-footed, but incredibly un

2006 Subaru Outback Wagon - Consumer Review

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Sure-footed, but incredibly unreliable
By kbourdeau on


2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


My '06 2.5i Ltd. (118,000 mi.) blew its head gaskets for the second time in less than 3 yrs. today. Replaced all 4 sets of wheel bearings at least once, broken front axle, wiring harness on back hatch, door handle, console cover broke off completely years ago, rear defrost never did work properly, etc.
Never had a car in the shop as much as this one. Loved the traction - absolutely hated the total lack of quality in this vehicle. Not feeling the love... If you insist on a Subaru, but a model from '08 or newer - they are supposedly much more reliable.

Best Features

Traction, handling, appearance.

Worst Features

Much better materials and workmanship. More cups holders and storage. Bigger, peppier engine. MP3 input (already on newer models)
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