Fine ride and handling balance, enjoyable power delivery from XT Limited's turbocharged engine, excellent build and materials quality, sure-footed in snowy or light off-roading conditions, outstanding crash test scores.
Tight backseat for a midsize car, automatic transmissions sap performance, stability control not available on lower trim levels.
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Vehicle 2.5I Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
Review This 2008 subie is my 3rd subaru experience. I was reluctant to leave a review because I have been told I am too critical so you be the judge. 1998 subaru was very noisy engine wise other than that a head gasket failure at 135000 miles 2001 subaru brakes once every other year at the dealer. Coolent leaks at the heads of the engine maintained by conditioner. 2008 Head gasket leaks at 68000 miles needed replacing. wire harness broke to tail lights. Noisy catalytic converters replaced but they left off the shielding. replaced under recall which is good. 75000 miles has a skip. plugs and wires. 7/30/16 96000-113000 owner replaced timing belt and tension pulleys, coolant water pump and timing belt, oil pump seals , cam shaft seals as normal maintenance items. valve cover gaskets Wheel bearings x3 as they were noisy. dealer replaced one air bag and another takata air bag is due under warranty control arm bushings and front and rear sway bar links. intermediate pipe and resonator with seals (noisy) Still drives and handles great. has not left us stranded yet. that is good. brakes hold up well. 1/31/17 120000 update. wire harness at rear gate wire broke again (first time was at 70000 and just ordered a new harness (rear gate Cord) from subaru lost back up lights and antenna wires the remaining wires insulation is cracking and just opted for new. Drives and runs great 23 mpg normal city milage. Just purchased new 2017 Outback Limited My wife drove most everything in this price range and insisted on a Subaru.
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Available Subaru Outback 2008 Submodel Types: SUV, Wagon, Sedan
Exterior Colors: Crystal White Pearl, Twilight Blue Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Tungsten Metallic, Venetian Red Pearl, Wilderness Green Metallic, Crimson Red Pearl, Magnetite Gray Metallic, Carbide Gray Metallic, Satin White Pearl, Dark Blue Pearl, Lapis Blue Pearl, Graphite Gray Metallic, Cypress Green Pearl, Brilliant Silver Metallic/Granite Gray Opal, Champagne Gold Opal, Deep Indigo Pearl, Ruby Red Pearl, Steel Silver Metallic, Obsidian Black Pearl, Azurite Blue Pearl, Diamond Gray Metallic/Quartz Silver Metallic, Willow Green Opal/Moss Green Metallic, Deep Bronze Metallic, Seamist Green Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Atlantic Blue Pearl, Atlantic Blue Pearl/Granite Gray Opal, Mystic Blue Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Seacrest Green Metallic, Sky Blue Metallic, Timberline Green/Titanium Pearl, Harvest Gold Metallic, Newport Blue Pearl, White Frost Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Caramel Bronze Pearl, Satin White Pearl/Granite Gray Opal, Champagne Gold Opal/Granite Gray Opal, Quartz Silver Metallic, Regatta Red Pearl, Timberline Green Pearl/Titanium Pearl, White Frost Pearl/Titanium, Wintergreen Metallic/Titanium, Deep Sapphire / Titanium Pearl, Newport Blue Pearl/Quartz Silver Metallic, Timberline Green / Titanium Pearl, White Birch / Titanium Pearl, Brilliant Brown Pearl, Champagne Gold Opal/Titanium Pearl, Deep Sapphire/Titanium Pearl, Regatta Red Pearl/Titanium Pearl, White Frost Pearl/Moonlight Metallic, Black Granite Pearl/Titanium, Black Granite Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Bright Silver/Titanium Pearl, Garnet Red Pearl, Seamist Green Pearl/Dark Lower Accents, Silver Stone Metallic/Dark Lower Accents, Titanium Pearl
Interior Colors: Slate Black Leather leather, Slate Black Cloth cloth, Warm Ivory Leather leather, Warm Ivory Cloth cloth, Black, Ivory, Java Brown Leather leather, Off Black cloth, Taupe cloth, Titanium Gray Leather leather, Titanium Gray Cloth cloth, Beige, Off Black leather, Ivory cloth, Saddle Brown leather, Taupe, Warm Ivory leather, Gray, Warm Ivory cloth, Off Black, Off-Black cloth
Popular Features: AWD/4WD, Aux Audio Inputs, Rear Bench Seats, Fold Flat Rear Seats, 2500lb Towing Capacity, Trip Computer, Alarm, Heated seats, Power Driver Seat, Tire Pressure Warning, Bluetooth, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, USB Inputs, Stability Control, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Back-up camera, Post-collision safety system, Sunroof/Moonroof, Leather Seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Keyless Entry/Start, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision safety system, Navigation, Lane Departure Warning, Upgraded Headlights, Parking sensors, Upgraded Stereo, Remote Start, Towing Hitch, Rear Entertainment System