2008 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Transmission blown at 4,200 mi

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Transmission blown at 4,200 miles
By John Kasperowicz on


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


I have owned many Subaru models in the past years. This new 2008 Outback will be my last. The transmission blew out at 4,200 miles and left me stranded. I think that the new transmission selection of different modes might have contributed to failure. This new feature is more of a gimmick than a useful option. Ride of car is not good, very jarring over small potholes or minor dips in road. Way too much road noise. Leather quality of seat not very good for 32k car. Overall, car is not worth the money and quality of parts and the interior is lower than previous models.

Best Features

All wheel drive.

Worst Features

Seat quality and comfort. Self dimming side view mirrors. Road noise must be lowered.
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