Used 2007 Subaru Outback Consumer Reviews

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Nothing but trouble

sstteevvee, 01/18/2015
2.5i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

I have owned a number of cars in my life, unfortunately this is easily the worst. Before 85,000 miles, this Outback has had the classic blown head gasket($2000+), catalytic converter gone bad($1000+), velocity joint boot/control arm/strut problem that ruined four tires. The car is just poorly designed. It's noisy, has uncomfortable seats(poor thigh support outside of drivers seat) and a terrible design of the cargo roof rails that doesn't allow for a secure attachment of crossbars or a wide spread of the cross bars.

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It Rocks!

Jim, 11/30/2006
3.0 R L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
19 of 21 people found this review helpful

This is my third Outback and this is a quantum leap over my 2001. Smooth, strong acceleration, great sport shift, good mileage, 20-22 mpg in town. Beautiful interior and paint. Love the firm but compliant suspension. New sunroof is big and now opens all the way. Looked at Lexus, Acura, Infiniti. Subaru beat them in all categories above, and about $8,000 dollars less. Do not exceed 4000 rpm for the first 1000 miles and use the accelerator sparingly and you will not be disappointed. After that, let her rip. I also own a pristine 2001 BMW 530 w/SP. Would rather drive the Subaru. The best value on the market.

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Don't see the quality

stevenm5, 05/10/2013
2.5i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

I am writing this for my sister, because I end up dealing with her problems and doing all the maintenance. She bought it new, the windshield leaked, and leaked and leaked, five trips to the dealer before it stopped. The wiper motor, two on the front, one rear, under warranty, but still. Leaked oil out of the sending unit, the valve cover gaskets, the drain plug, separate incidents. Chews through tires, 25-30K Bridgestones, not expensive tires, but not cheap either. Wheel bearings: at 100,000 miles she has had to do all four, the first ones at 50,000 miles. Now the head gaskets are leaking. This car is history, If she buys another one, she's on her own. Updated: at 125,000 miles and eight years old, the Subaru had rattled itself to pieces. Every fluid system on it was leaking, there was so much worn-out needed to pass inspection it out weighed it's value by about double. She traded it in for a used Ford Escape (2013) about 24 months ago has already put 60,000 miles on it with normal maintenance (oil, tires, wiper blades...). The Escape now has 100,000 miles on it and has far outperformed the Subaru in every department. The turbo four in it simply flies (about double the hp). She couldn't be more happy with it.

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Sweet & Sour

Earl, 01/07/2010
3.0 R L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Subaru, like all other cars are mechanical beings. Some sweet some sour characteristics. Four wheel drive for the price they charge is unbeatable but steering is hard at low speeds. Overall it is a fine piece of transportation. The seats are uncomfortable after 15 minutes. The transmission is annoying because of lag when under hard acceleration and then rockets off when it catches up. Center console is useless because it does not act as an arm rest and you have to park the car to find anything in it and it's small. Not enough storage space for personal items. Subaru needs to control their dealers so they don't try to fix your car when it isn't broke. That is the worst thing about it!!

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Subaru's Rock Solid Build Quality Gone

Donkey Boy, 08/07/2016
2.5i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

After the initial warranty expired the car has had a series of mechanical issues that mounted to thousands of dollars. Many of my issues are echoed in other reviews - head gaskets, CV joints, alternator, struts. Currently the AC doesn't work and the car needs another CV replaced. Also the driver seat makes my right leg go numb on long road trips. I have owned my last Subaru.

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