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My 2008 outback
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By Sheila ann
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2008 Subaru Outback Wagon 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Had to replace both axle and a head gasket before I had 80k miles, the repairs where very costly


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Solid car
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By Bob
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2008 Subaru Outback Wagon 2.5I Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Comfort good in snow


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My Nickel and Dime Ride.
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By swwhite58
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2008 Subaru Outback Wagon 2.5I 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Now have 165,000 miles on it. Expect a head gasket job. Catalytic converter goes and that shuts off the cruise control. This thing has nickel and dimed me with axles and suspension. But it is 10 years old and has gone 165,000 miles.


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Subaru knew this was a lemon and didn't tell custs
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Steve
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2008 Subaru Outback Wagon 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Talk to independent car mechanics before buying this car. It is apparently widely known among mechanics that Subaru used sub-standard head gaskets almost ensuring an $1800 eventual repair. Subaru refused to admit it and forced their customers to foot the bill when it should have been a recall. Lots of other bad designs on this model too. Like a rear hatch handle that collects all the road grime and stops working because it won't spring back, even after a "repair" by the dealership. Like a dual-muffler design that traps exhaust moisture at the "Y" prematurely rusting it out. Like a welded heat shield above the exhaust pipe that resonates at certain rpm's and threatens to loosen your teeth fillings and drown out the sound of the radio. Like needing new brake pads/rotors more often than any other car I've ever owned. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this car.


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Great car, but needs a lot of costly repairs
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By SherrySC
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2008 Subaru Outback Wagon 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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This car had a leaky head gasket by 35,000 miles! It eats premium tires and brakes. The car is now 9 years old and has only 86,000 miles on it. I will not buy another Subaru.


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