Subaru Outback Ratings

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    2005 Subaru Outback - 2.5XT Limited w/Blk Interior (M5) Wagon

    Pros: I smoked a 350Z off the line last week . 'Nuff said .

    Cons: The sound system leaves a little to be desired .

    Advice: Find a discount gas bar , stick a fuzz buster in the glovie and buy it ! Tonight .

    This car is a rocket . I bought it in April '05 and have already racked up some 18,000 trouble-free miles , including some 100 mph giddy-yups in the fastlane on the freeways in Minnie . It loves the lousy weather to bits and I've never felt safer than I do in this Subie . The gas mileage is less than stellar , though I have to cop to being my own worst enemy there because the urge to boot it and feel the turbo spool up is almost pathological . I find that, with the 5 speed AT , if you put it in manumatic mode , much of the turbo lag is eliminated during expedited launches , though it's also plenty fast when the tranny does its own shifting too . Great car !

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    2005 Subaru Outback - 2.5i (M5) Wagon

    Pros: Handling the awd is great

    Cons: The sound system really need better speakers

    Advice: Take a look at all the subarus, drive them they handle great.

    It sits high, but not so high that you have to climb up into the car. Lumbar support and seat ajustability great. Ride is quite and smooth for the type of cars I was looking at. On steep upgrades it's best to down shift.

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    2004 Subaru Outback - Base (M5) Wagon

    Pros: Dynamic all wheel drive system.

    Cons: No distractors.

    Advice: It is a basic vehicle with high engineering integrity.

    I have owned my Outback for nearly two years and have driven 40,000 miles. It is impressively engineered and designed to cope with inclement weather, especially snow. This is our first Subaru and we are actively seeking to replace our second vehicle with yet another Subaru. I would highly recommend this vehicle to those who are both economy and environmentally minded.

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    2003 Subaru Outback - Base (M5) Wagon

    Pros: AWD of course.

    Cons: It could use a bit more power.

    Advice: Always test drive and spring for the turbo version if you can.

    Very comfortable to drive and I feel confident in all conditions. This is my third Subaru and second Outback. I'm a bassist in a band and this wagon always gets me to the gig no matter what I bring. Great great car! I love my Subaru!

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    2005 Subaru Outback - 2.5XT Limited w/Blk Interior (M5) Wagon

    Pros: Brilliant blend betwWhere to begin.... I'm clearly a believer (but isn't that the point... you're looking for creed here not another cliche dissenting opinion) I have owned 2 Subaru wagons: both tie for the most functional car I've eeen function and form.

    Cons: gas milage

    Advice: Get the XT you won't be disappointned (thought the mileage is worse) the performance more than makes up for the difference. Be honest... it's a Subaru so indulge (you've saved not only money... but yourself from the snobb factor of an Audi / BWM / Volvo)

    Where to begin.... I'm clearly a believer (but isn't that the point... you're looking for creed here not another cliché dissenting opinion) I have owned 2 Subaru wagons: both tie for the most functional car I've ever owned (in re: mileage, stow-ability, 'go-anywhere' muscle) but never really known to turn heads. The '05 (minus the poor gas mileage in the XT) are all that Sub-wagons have been know for plus a big ole bag-o-chips on the side. The chips are flavor: major interior / exterior style factor improvements. If you haven't bought Subaru before, don't be fooled by the German, American, or other Japanese 4WD attempts: all things considered Subaru is better, less expensive and full of time-tested engineering advantages (such as boxer engine / drive-train / sync-style AWD (which directly impact the reliability / quality). All in all (granted this is from the choir) 05 Subaru Outback XT is now a vogue top shelf 'spirit' at a predictably fair corner tavern price. Bad metaphor but the message is true true true. The XT also is faster (ha ha ha...) than my friend’s 42K BMW 325Xi wagon.

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    2004 Subaru Outback - Base (M5) Wagon

    Pros: My favorite feature is that the rear seats fold down completely

    Cons: I have had this car for a year and a half and so far there is nothing that I do not like about it.

    Advice: Test drive the outback and you will be sold

    The Subaru Outback is WONDERFUL!!! I live in New Mexico in the mountains and it can handle any type of weather. I am very impressed with this car.

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    2005 Subaru Outback - Sedan

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Limited Options

    Advice: Test drive & fall in love

    My Outback 3.0 R sedan is an aberration in auto design & performance. I have owned it over two months (2200 miles) and drive in some of our planet' most hostile terrain, (New York City roads are unbearable). I love it and enjoy it's comfort & handling much more than my spouses 2005 Audi A6. This is the 2nd best auto I have ever owned. I paid under $29,000 that included adding on the only available option (Auto dimming mirror compass). Enjoy a test drive and you'll appreciate this cars value so much more.