Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.
Bullit Proof Ride!!!
Cons: Gas mileageThis car has been 100% reliable for the first 100k (except for a battery at 90k). It has been everything that I could have expected.
Pros: Handling and AWD
Cons: Under powered by 25/30 hp.This car is wonderful to drive and handles like a BMW at times. Problem without Turbo auto is a bit under powered even with the manual 5 speed. Still for a short wheel base it feels great, stops on a dime and is very balanced. Low center of gravity and AW keeps auto glued to ground. Best car for the money in its class. First Subaru but won't be the last.
Great car, but ugly
Cons: no folding mirrorssmooth CVT
First time Outback owner.
Pros: AWD with great gas mileage.
Cons: Front seats, although comfortable, could use more leg support.The 2010 Subaru Outback Premium with MT is an excellent vehicle. Comfortable, roomy, and considering AWD, excellent gas mileage. I'm still getting used to the MT as a daily driver, but the hill holder feature makes it much easier. Some people hate the new design, but it's beautiful in it's utility.
Cons: color choiceThis is Outback#5 and by far this one works! Its roomier in all ways interiorwise,yet just as compact on the outside(How'd they do that!) Great gas mileage and really smooth! What a car!!!!
Best car I have ever owned
Pros: Turbo and mileage
Cons: Love it all5 speed Turbo. Live in mountains outside of Denver, and this is the best vehicle that I have ever owned. I have the 'driveway from hell' - suffice it to say that the local towing company knows my house well - and this car has never failed me. Bought it in 2003 and in 2010 has 80K miles. Only maint is the usual - oil changes and new plugs and air filter at 60K. Runs like a dream and gets average of 23 MPG combined city/hwy, and better than 28 on I70 too and from the ski areas (which obviously has many long climbs). Overall a great car - am hard pressed to even consider a new one, although at 64 the joints are giving trouble in my left foot and may have to go with an automatic. You absolutely can't go wrong with this car. We own 3 Subarus ('92 SVX, '01 Outback, and the '04 Forester) and would never buy anything else. They are the best value around (nothing else comes close for the price) and the quality is about the best out there.
Pros: Bluetooth hands free!
Cons: Navigation system little hard to understandI love the pearl color, the way it turns on a dime. and the gas mileage is great too!