The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners. I got so many compliments on the styling, interior and the Subaru badge, If you get one, you wont go wrong, you wont regret it. I didn't even shovel the snow. After 200000 miles, not surprising. I have 270,000 miles on mine,. After reading the honest reviews here, it just verifies that the Outback is a top quality vehicle. Cons: 1 Whats with the noise on the highway at the drivers door? I don't know whether that was a factor or not.
Head gaskets are not consumables and should not need to be replaced every 90k like spark plugs. Interior is simple and accomodating, but not rental car quality. You can't expect your car to stop like it would on pavement. But the wagon has its shortcomings: Normally competent handling can become tricky at the limit, acceleration is a bit poky, and fuel economy is unimpressive. Then after auto is moving turn on the cooling system and there's cold again. And in case things do take a turn for the worse, the Outback comes with a high safety rating. The rear and sides are quite nice, but the restyled front is just plain ugly.
Also, it has the Takata airbags and there are no parts to replace them, so they've said to let no one sit on the passenger side. There aren't as many computers and electronics to work around as there are on new cars, which is a big help. Compressor seized and had to be replaced. We are committed to the highest ethics, providing diverse voices, to accuracy, making corrections, and the best standards of automotive journalism. If You Only Need A Car For Carrying Your Stuff, This Is Your Car.
You can't do anything quickly in snow. Do not like tha factory sound system, terrible,suprised me for a japanese car. Over 160,000 miles on the 2003. Gets the same gas mileage 20 mpg!!!!!! That may not sound like a lot of power for a nearly 190-inch long crossover, but the Outback does weigh a relatively svelte 3,810 lbs. Everything works great and the engine has lots of power to get me up the big hills where I live. The cross bars on the roof are a little narrow, but still manage to hold a bike and a kayak held flat, not angled side by side.
Its all-wheel drive powertrain is a major plus on slippery roads. Also, the exterior tailgate lever that opens the tailgate rusts and sticks in the open position. Took a while to get yes to, not a sports car, but enough power to get around in safely. The car is ugly, square, confused, stylistically injured. However, with some patience and lots of u-joints and socket extensions, you'll be able to work on this car without too much trouble. Plus, the regular all-season tires have been swapped out for some winter rubber on my test vehicle.
If you're used to working on Ford trucks, this will be a big change since everything is smaller and closer together. I have an '03 subaru legacy wagon and it slips alot in the snow! But just how much snow can a Subaru endure and does the Japanese brand live up to its perceived abilities? I first noticed it approximately two weeks after a hail storm. The Subaru Outback is for the driver that needs 7. In general, snow tires are what makes a car good in the snow. Requirements found in many rural communities. Pros: great ride, incredible power H6 motor , nice all wheel drive, great list of standard features, very roomy for its size, great sound system. If you have no traction awd is no help.
Subaru with their niche all-wheel-drive lineup, and the other brand that is known for their aggressive off-road vehicles, sit up higher and are built for off-road use. Like everyone else, its most likely your tires and I would suggest getting snow tires. Every time we go to buy a car we do all the research but we keep coming back to Subaru. We have found our Outbacks to be extremely reliable, with no major mechanical issues, just regular maintenance and changing the oil. But since I never had a sunroof before, who am I to complain?? The wagon is a little smaller than my previous Buick Century wagons, but all my dog show stuff fit in with a little manuevering. But the wagon has its shortcomings: Normally competent handling can become tricky at the limit, acceleration is a bit poky, and fuel economy is unimpressive.
The outside temperature was over 100 degrees. It's probably just you I have a 2wd 1600cc mazda. Seating position puts the driver high enough to see obstructions in the road that hide around blind curves in narrow one lane rural roads. Repeatedly trying to lock and unlock the door will eventually get it to unlock. It's nice to set the temperature and just have the car decide if it needs the air conditioning or the heat.