2012 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: nice car, poor audio system

2012 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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nice car, poor audio system
By jefre on


2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


bought this 2012 v-6 limited in october.
provides good accelaration but body "roll" is significant and scary.
the dash buttons are tiny and confusing to the eye.
heater fan is so noisy. i had a subi in the 90's and liked it very much but it wasn't refined and poor sound system.
i bought this w top of the line HK sound system which subi has promoted its excellance.
well, its totally mediocre. i drive an hour each way to work and like a bit of music.
its hard on the ear.
the ipod-usb has very limited function while you are driving. so if your on the highway you need stop the car to change artist or song etc. i just traded it in for a 4runner. im so happy now!

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body roll. dash buttons. heater noise. sound system. usb ipod working while car is moving on the road. if i want to sit still while playing my ipod i can sit on my sofa @ home.
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By bjss
on 03/16/12 19:14 PM (PDT)

totally agree on stereo, etc..dealer let me keep over the weekend, great acceleration, did not notice the 'Body roll'..but the interior is subpar...decided against it

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