2008 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Computer, oh my!

2008 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

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Computer, oh my!
By handimandi on


2008 Subaru Outback 2.5I 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


This is my first Subaru and perhaps my last. After having a fun and wonderful drive home to Michigan from Virginia my Outback gave me a full "light show." Most of the warning lights came on, the most interesting being the "check engine" light. Computer problems. It has been back to the dealer service department 3 times now. It has been in the shop for more then 2 weeks. I bought it on 12/12/07, it has approx. 3100 miles on it, and I just made my first payment. The service department has been great, but my first Subaru experience has been a headache and a heartache. Will be using the lemon law if the car returns to the shop for a 4th time. Otherwise, a great and fun car.

Best Features

Heated seats, great headlights (brights), nice quiet ride, nice power and great on the mountain roads.

Worst Features

Useless ash tray. Need more storage. There's an armrest?
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