2008 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Surprisingly lacking in reliab

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Surprisingly lacking in reliability....
By Morphie on


2008 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/VDC (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


After owning three (3) Audi's in succession, we were looking forward to a more reliable vehicle; the added bonus was a lower cost. Our problems: -Air conditioning failure at less than 1,000 miles; repaired in a few days. -Abrupt shifting of the transmission; A surprisingly difficult service department to deal with; (primarily the Service Manager). -Fit and finish much poorer than my daughter's Honda Civic; The only redeeming aspect: I was wise enough (by accident) to lease it for only two (2) years. This is our first and last Subaru. To say that I am surprised is an understatement.

Best Features

AWD; the H6 is an excellent engine.

Worst Features

Better fit and finish; change the transmission, ecu, tcu, etc. Improve the suspension. Sound system is mediocre. Too many rattles.
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