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2010 Subaru Outback

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Great Car. Worth the price.
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By dplantier
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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We bought in late fall. Handles great, rides good. Can be tricky getting into reverse & other gears. Layout of controls is very well planned out & easy to adjust for all drivers. We live in the North East and this is the 2nd one we own. It handles the dirt roads in Massachusetts as well as it handles the highway.


Best Features

Ease of use of climate controls/radio/seat adjustments. Road clearance is improved over previous years. Overall, very happy.


Worst Features

Extremely noisy original tires as you are driving w/windows down. The mud flap equipment could be of a better design.


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First Sub - Very Happy.
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By Mainer Rich
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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This is my first Sub (always had Hondas) and I have been very happy. I was nervous to purchase the car given the history of Subaru's head gasket issues. With much research, it became clear that the issue has been addressed for new Subs. Plus, my dealership covers engine/tranny issues for the life of the car. Gas mileage greatly improved after 4000 miles, and with a little warmer weather. 26 mpg around town - 30+ on highway. Great car! I plan to hand it down to my 7 year old when he turns 16. If you are on the fence about purchasing, just do it. You will be happy you did.


Best Features

Ride, comfort, style.


Worst Features

None.


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Love the new outback
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By Peter
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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Traded up from my 02 Outback Sport. Great room for the family including a 6ft tall son in the back. Love the 6 speed manual, especially with the short throw shifter installed. Average city/highway is ~24 mpg (about the same as my smaller outback sport). Very quiet and the lumbar support is great. Looking forward to the next 100,000 miles


Best Features

manual shifter, looks, and room


Worst Features

folding side mirrors.


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Great car
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By ty
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2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


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This is my second Subaru. Had a Legacy wagon previously and loved it. The new 3.6R outback I bought is higher but more powerful. Love the paddle shift and handling. Highly recommended. The version I purchased has identical power seats on both sides (no height problems here).


Best Features

AWD, 256hp, paddle shift, spacious cabin, cross bar storage in roof rack, handling (especially winter/icy roads), etc


Worst Features

Better fuel economy. Various other manufacturers are able to squeeze better mileage out of high HP engines... why can't Subaru? Especially considering this is a "new" engine (from the Tribeca...)


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Good, Not Great
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By pasubi
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Overall, happy with the car which meets 90% of our needs. Economical for size, comfortable, versitle, well designed ergonomic interior. Navigation, audio, voice activation very unintuitive and poor overall user interface. Nav accuracy and options better on our $100 Garmin. All-wheel drive system good on highways, such as slippery roads. However, ours got stuck in 5 inches of snow and did not transfer power from the 'wheels that slip to the wheels that grip'. Could not get passenger side wheels which had traction to engage. We knew that this would not replace our 4-wheel drive vehicle, but expected better.


Best Features

Ride, comfort, versatility. Creative design on roof rack cross bars. Fuel economy good at 23 combined MPG


Worst Features

Put more effort into integrating the electronics and improving the user interface. Allow use of Nav while vehicle is moving - passenger can safely operate, so perhaps tie it into the pass air bag sensor. Reign in the marketing people on the all wheel drive system. It's no better than any other.


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