Subaru Outback Ratings

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    2003 Subaru Outback - Base (M5) Wagon

    Pros: Well built unit

    Cons: Seats and sound

    Advice: Shop for autos with better seats

    Subaru has always pinched on the seats and standard sound---I don't understand why they don't get it that the front seats are bearable, but not more than that. We had to upgrade the dinky cd/radio and speakers. Too bad! Finally, they could make the unit a little wider to add seat and leg room.

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

    Pros: Suspension and road holding

    Cons: The seats

    Advice: If the seats work for you - buy it.

    This vehicle handles more loke a sport car than a station wagon. It is solid and sure footed. The six cylinder engine is smooth and quiet, but it does requjire the highest grade fuel for best performance. I am 6'5' and I find the seats to be terrable, hard with little leg support. Eventhough drivers leg room is stated as being 43.3' it sure dosen't feel like it.

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    2002 Subaru Outback - H6-3.0 L.L. Bean Edition (A4) Wagon

    Pros: The versatility of the interior cargo space.

    Cons: Automatic climate control. When activated the fan starts out on High, which can be annoying. It would be better to start on low or medium-low.

    Advice: Test drive the vehicle for more than 30 minutes and test everything.

    Acceleration is very good, cornering is surprisingly good despite the size of the vehicle with very little lean. Braking is good which is attributed to the four wheel disc brakes. The vehicle rides very nicely and handles well. Sound system is quite good. If you can afford it, the premium sound package with subwoofer and in-dash CD changer are worth it. The weather-band (WB) feature on the radio is very useful. I never seen a WB in a vehicle before. Packed with lots of features to impress most drivers, the price is more than justified. Very satisfied customer here.

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    2002 Subaru Outback - H6-3.0 L.L. Bean Edition (A4) Wagon

    Pros: Great Stereo Sound

    Cons: Premium fuel required by 6 cyl. engine.

    Advice: The L.L. Bean Edition with its extra options is worth the price.

    Very smooth ride. Great sound system with optional CD-Changer Stereo. Seating very comfortable. Engine has excellent response. Brakes are outstanding. Very predictable handling.

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    2002 Subaru Outback - H6-3.0 L.L. Bean Edition (A4) Wagon

    Pros: The silent and turbine smooth Boxer-6 engine

    Cons: The fact that the seat heaters are all or nothing

    Advice: Get the H6-3.0; this car needs the power.

    This wagon can accomodate 5 people, their luggage, and skis for a week-long ski trip. It is exceptionally smooth, well built, and quiet. The H-6 is an exceptional engine that is superior to it's eupropean compition. GM should use Subaru's engines in it's Saab line. I can only imagine it as a Saab Turbo. Overall the Subaru is a better car the Volvo, and it's all-wheel drive system is technically superior to both the Audi and Volvo. This is a great family car, and I would recomend it to and SUV owner as well. Way to go GM for buying Fugi Heavy Industry.