Based on 313 Ratings for the 2005 - 2009 models.Review this car
By cherry (VA) on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I owned and sold this car
Reason: divorce - My approximate mileage is 145,000
Pros: "Quick acceleration. Good ground clearance."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"A 2006 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean edition with 3.0 liter 6-cylinder Boxer engine was the best car I have ever owned. When I was driving over the mountain, passing big rigs was no problem. I just put my foot down on the accelerator and instantly felt a burst of speed that took me out of harm's way. The power felt good! This was NOT a sluggish car. I like the ground clearance. Also, I enjoyed carrying my dog in the back, and he liked it too!"
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
By wbpbiogis (FL) on Monday, October 21, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 36,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "It is a wonderful road car, rides perfectly"
Cons: "I would have preferred darker upholstery"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"The outback was my first all-wheel drive car. It performs brilliantly under all conditions. On wet roads I have never lost traction accelerating or cornering. Now my old F-150 feels unsafe - the Subaru handles so well. In 37,000 miles it has needed nothing except fluid changes. I replaced the tires a little early, shedding the speed-rated tires for Michelin Defenders. My only complaint is that the full-sized spare will not fit in the tire well."
By bean (NY) on Thursday, September 26, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Pros: "good on gas"
Cons: "spent enough on repairs to buy another new car"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Had to replace everything, including the engine.Never again will I touch another Subaru.Always had something wrong with it.Can't wait to get rid of it and get another Jeep or Nissan."
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By BigDog (VA) on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "AWD, handling, safety, performance"
Cons: "Expensive to fix, expect big ticket failures"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"The Subaru ownership experience is a mixed bag. I've owned 3 of them (2001 and now a 2009 Outback plus a 2003 Legacy). The good: These are among the safest vehicles on the road. Day to day Driving dynamics/handling is excellent The interior is very functional and comfortable AWD in weather is fantastic The bad: If you've owned a bullet proof Honda/Toyota (I've had 4 of them) and you go in believing Subaru has their reliability you're going to be dissapointed. My 2001 ate wheel bearings (6 of them over 120K miles) and blew the head gasket at 110K miles. My 2003 had the head gasket blow at 65K miles and my 2009 (just off warranty at 42K miles) blew a strut. These cars has never left me stranded but they have had issues that required large cash outlays to fix. Because Subaru is a much smaller company that Honda/Toyota the pricing for parts is also greater. I have enjoyed all of the Subarus I've owned and believe they are well designed vehicles. Having said that if you buy one then be ready to spend on a couple thousand dollars on unscheduled maintence/problems. My Toyotas (95 Camry and 06 Sienna have gone 150K miles with virtually no unscheduled repairs)."
6 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By abby (CA) on Friday, September 13, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,155overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"looks good runs great lots of pick up and go, burns med range gas has 3 special removable additions for back area for groceries , protective hard rubber in back floor removable cover to hide everything in back , special front floor mats car runs great in snow , snow and mud tires studded tires fo snow has plenty of power to get me moving has been kept up well with copies of all maintance work . nice car used by older couple so not driven hard or far . did I mentio its a turbo and gets out of its own way ."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful