Subaru Outback Ratings

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

    Pros: Very classy interior and incredible performance from engine

    Cons: gas mileage could be better--I average 15 cityand 25 hwy.

    Advice: You will not be disappointed--I looked at RAV 4

    I have driven just over 7000 miles now on my 05 Outback XT Limited. I have the automatic transmission. This car is fantastic--it is utilitarian,and, unlike most SUVs, is still fun to drive. There is a slight turbo lag, which is sometimes annoying, but you can purchase an after-market AccessPort from Cobb Tuning which adds 30 hp and gets rid of almost all of the turbo lag, making the car much more linear in power delivery and much more fun to drive. I have owned many fine autos--Acura NSX, BMW, Lexus, Jaguar, Corvette--for the money, this Subaru is one of my favorites--it is comfortable, sporty, versatile, reliable, and has a fantastic upscale interior.

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    2005 Subaru Outback - 2.5i (M5) Wagon

    Pros: AWD

    Cons: Brakes

    Advice: If you don't want to join the SUV/Minvan crowd, this is a great alternative.

    We were looking for an SUV/Minivan alternative. I know a few Outback owners who loved them, and I liked the styling changes for 2005. We wound up getting the 2.5i wagon. I really like the car and would recommend it to anyone who wants a safe car that gives a real feel of confidence in bad weather. Every time it snows, I clean off the car and go for a drive before the plows come out :) Up Side : AWD, Lots of airbags, Nice looks, Nice handling, Sports Shifter (4spd Auto) Down Side : Brakes lacking somewhat, not as roomy as some others, Mileage a little weak, 3rd party Stereo upgrades next to impossible at this time.

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    2005 Subaru Outback - 2.5i (M5) Wagon

    Pros: all wheel drive, air bags, safety rating, large sunroof

    Cons: self dimming mirror w/compass should be standard, also low center armrest heating vehicle is very erratic in cold weather. too hot or too cold

    Advice: drive on a long trip (may not be possible) but seats may be uncomfortable for some

    Have had 2.5i ltd wagon for two months now, just hit 5500 miles. Mostly highway driving. Have averaged 24.8 mpg so far. Hoping it will improve as weather gets warmer. Took a while to get used to extremely low armrest in center. Not going to shell out $150 to buy the extension kit. As I get more miles on vehicle I can see it 'moving out' a little faster. In a way wish I had gotten either the 6 or the turbo, but would have had to spend 3 to 4000 more & I hear they don't get great gas mileage. Just as well I didn't drive the turbo as I probably would have fallen in love with it. Great in the snow!

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    2005 Subaru Outback - 2.5i (M5) Wagon

    Pros: Body style, fit and finish

    Cons: left leg foot rest

    Advice: test drive it on curvy roads, you'll like the handling

    I am a 1st time buyer of a subaru and believe that this will not be the last subaru I own. Other family members/friends have owned subarus and all have been very satisfied. I have owned the 2.5i wagon now for two days and can't wait to drive in the recent snow here in CA. The Kids love the car and their new found space(traded in a BMW 325i) and couldn't be happier I did. I'm 6'-2' tall and have ample leg room. The left side foot rest could have been better designed for tall people, but that's my only complaint. ENJOY!

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    2005 Subaru Outback - 2.5i Limited (M5) Wagon

    Pros: MPG

    Cons: The standard Alarm system could be better

    Advice: Dont pay more then invoice.

    I have had my 2005 Subaru 2.5i Limited Wagon just over 1 week. It is a great riding car. This is my 3rd Subaru. I miss the traditional Subaru styling like the 2001/2002 models. But the car is still great. I average around 28 mpg. Its a great car everyone likes it. Buy a Subaru and you will never want any other car. The arm-rest needs some rethinking by Subaru. Its short and to low. The keys and remote are big and bulky. I miss the weather band radio.

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    2004 Subaru Outback - Base (M5) Wagon

    Pros: AWD/ sportshift

    Cons: Nothing

    Advice: Buy it!!! they are the best around!

    When driving this vehicle,I found it to be the best in its class. The AWD is just awesome, with the winters like they are in Pennsylvania, I've passed amany better vehicles stuck in the snow. But never another Subaru!

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    2005 Subaru Outback - 2.5i (M5) Wagon

    Pros: Looks, ride,

    Cons: No complaints

    Advice: Buy

    Have owned a 2005 2.51 wagon all wheel drive outback for 3 days. I love it. Have had nothing but compliments on the car very attractive. Average miles per gallon city 23. I would have liked better milage in the city.