2008 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Time Will Tell

2008 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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By Walter on


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


I had a 2004 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 crew cab. I no longer need the truck to go into the woods. Several friends have Subarus. They always talk highly of them. I traded my truck in and got this vehicle. At first I wasn't pleased. It is a vehicle that takes time to get used to. I just went to NYC with my vehicle. I got 33 mpg, 27 mpg in the city. If you obey the speed limits you will get very good mileage. If you need to "punch it" when driving, it is very slow to respond. The back seat isn't made for adults. I do like the dash board display. If you need to replace 1 tire, then you need to replace all 4 of them because of the symmetrical awd. Thats something they don't tell you when you buy the car.

Best Features

The gas mileage is excellent for a AWD. Living in Maine the AWD will be a very good feature.

Worst Features

I sure would like to see a 5 speed AT.
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