2013 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: oil consumption

2013 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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2.5i 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 6-speed Manual)

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oil consumption
By zoltan1469 on


2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


we purchased our first new car, very exciting.. First year burned through oil, a lot of oil!
dealer said this was normal, we weren't checking properly, might have a problem.
did oil consumption test, obviously a problem 1 quart every 700 miles.
Subaru talerance is 1/3 quart every 1000?
Subaru replaced the rings, and still there's a problem. we've now reached 26K miles. No new fixes. we were advised to carry a quart of oil with us. "I don't think so!" If the 2014 is the same as the 2013 you are making a mistake purchasing this car. If they tell you it's normal.. Its Not..
Let Subaru admit and fix this "alleged" issue first, then this will be a great car.

Best Features

Go aware anytime. Great option. Tons of space, not only for "stuff" but tall passengers as well, front or back.

Worst Features

Acknowledge there's a problem with the oil consumption. Better quality interior materials.
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