Subaru Outback Ratings

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    2004 Subaru Outback - H6-3.0 L.L. Bean Edition (A4) Wagon

    Pros: 6 disc in-dash cd.

    Cons: No sliding sunroof in driver's area; but one in back.

    Advice: It's a solidly built vehicle.

    Car handled very nice. Holds corners well.

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    2004 Subaru Outback - H6-3.0 VDC (A4) Wagon

    Pros: Stability control

    Cons: Uses premium gas, 4 speed automatic vs 5 speed auto or CVT

    Advice: new model out next Summer

    Took delivery 29 Dec 03. I wanted an AWD car with stability control. I have about 750 miles on it now. We have had no snow since I got it, but should soon. I wanted to keep the price under $30,ooo if possible. Most cars/suvs with the stability control would be more $$. The Passat 4 motion might be a contender.

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    2003 Subaru Outback - Limited (M5) Wagon

    Pros: AWD

    Cons: Passenger seat is not automatic, unlike driver seat.

    Advice: Go for what you want or need, then look at the price.

    The AWD system grips the road and is a noticeabe difference. Subaru Outback line has all the luxury (L.L. Bean and VDC models) of a BMW, the off road capabilities of a SUV, and the comfort and feel of a sedan. With a nice price.

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    2003 Subaru Outback - H6-3.0 L.L. Bean Edition (A4) Wagon

    Pros: Everthing

    Cons: No GSP!

    Advice: Buy It !!! This car is Great!!!!

    This Car has it all except no gsp.Other than that, it is one fine wagon.

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    2003 Subaru Outback - Base (M5) Wagon

    Pros: Rearview mirror

    Cons: not enough ground clearance

    Advice: Buy from a reputable dealer.

    Excellent handling. Crash results are reassuring. Knowing it's a Subaru makes the price a bit more bearable.

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    2002 Subaru Outback - H6-3.0 Sedan

    Pros: Heated windshield wipers

    Cons: Display lights on both radio and climate controls need to work together

    Advice: Drive all the other competitors and save the Outback for last, see the difference!

    After checking several all-wheel drive cars and trucks in the same class, the Outback H3-3.0 sedan wins! The interior is beautiful, easy to use and is assembled of high-quality materials. No other car could beat the options at the same price. I even tried the entry-level Land Rover and the Subaru is superior. The BMW's all-wheel drive system in not even close to the smoothness of the Outback. The best part is the power of the engine!! The supercharged 4cylinder of the Audi doesn't match the wonderful energy of my 3.0 boxer engine in my Subaru. It's my first Subaru and will probably not be my last. Once you drive one in the snow, you're sure to be sold!!

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    2003 Subaru Outback - H6-3.0 L.L. Bean Edition (A4) Wagon

    Pros: All Wheel Drive

    Cons: Emergency brake recall.

    Advice: Test drive one in the snow. You'll be hooked.

    The H6-3.0 engine is responsive and the vehicle handles extremely well in the snow. My other car is a 3 year old Mercedes E320 and I find myself gravitating to the Subaru. The seats are heated, comfortable, excellent lumbar support and certainly as good as my Benz. The upgraded indash CD system is very good. (Not as good as the Benz, but still very good,) The finish of the Subaru is outstanding. It is a well built and solid vehicle. It rides exceptionally well for a sports wagen.