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Subaru Outback Ratings

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Subaru Outback All Years
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    5/27/2006 11:39:14 PM

    2006 Subaru Outback - 2.5XT Limited w/Charcoal Interior (M5) Wagon

    Pros: 250 HP

    Cons: 19-24 mpg

    Advice: Get the 2.5 XT

    Excellent handling in the snow and rain. AWD, Comfortable leather seats. Huge sunroof, dual climate control, heated seats, Navigation. Loaded. Tested other cars with all of these options but they were thousands more. I also had tinted privacy windows, and self-dimming rearview mirror, and a trailor hitch installed. The turbo really propels this car! Great for New England weather..

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    5/21/2006 2:21:13 PM

    2006 Subaru Outback - 2.5XT (M5) Wagon

    Pros: awd/ heated seats/ gas mileage

    Cons: ---

    Advice: buy one you'll love it

    Attractive, safe, handles great. Favorite car we've ever owned and would buy another one without hesitation. Many compliments on the looks of this vehicle and on the ride.

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    3/31/2006 3:41:29 PM

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

    Pros: Overall Value - Compared to other vehicles we looked at

    Cons: Gas Milage

    Advice: Drive one - This car will surprise you

    Purchased the Subaru late February and have been very pleased so far. The down side is gas consumption! Expect 17-18 city and 20-21 highway. Still better than 90% of the other vehicles in this class. The biggest surprise I've had so far is the interior and ride quality. We test drove the BMW X3, Infinity FX35, Lexus RX330 and ended up with the Subaru. The ride is far superior to the BMW and Infinity, and right on par with the Lexus. I never thought I would say a Subaru is as good as a Lexus but its true. On a last note we paid $28,500, over $10,000+ less than the other vehicles we were lokking at.

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    1/11/2006 5:09:14 PM

    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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    1/11/2006 1:32:26 AM

    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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    10/23/2005 4:26:11 PM

    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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    9/11/2005 9:02:08 PM

    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!