2007 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Don't see the quality

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Don't see the quality
By stevenm5 on


2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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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