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By Chelsea on Saturday, March 08, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 151,000overall rating 2 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I started with a 96 Subaru Outback, and when I went to buy this one I expected the same quality. I am highly disappointed as it has had problem after problem. Dealers tell me this is normal wear and it's an "old" car. No, it's not. And this is not normal. I take care of it, but this car does not take care of me. It is always disappointing me in some way, and I do not consider it reliable as it has left me stranded on the side of the road on more than one occasion."
By Nanny on Sunday, February 23, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 84,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Good price, well maintained, one owner"
Cons: "A little body scratches but fixed with factory kit"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I have owned this car since 2006. I bought it brand new and it has been my main vehicle of transportation. I love the heated seats in winter and the turn radius the interior light tan leather is still as clean and pretty as when it was bought. It is roomy, comfortable and can be down shifted for mountain driving or freeway speed. I have had no major mechanical problems and I have always kept up the regular maintenance."
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
By Tyeadsie on Friday, February 21, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Everything else: handling in snow and in general"
Cons: "Reliability, head gaskets"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"I think I finally understand this slogan. I love my 2008 Subaru Outback. I have wanted one for several years. I finally bought mine about 4 months ago with 82,000 miles on it. I knew that Subaru's were infamous for head gasket issues, so I purchased an extended (3rd party) warranty. Within 4 months, I started having an oil leak. Turned out to be a leaking head gasket. Luckily, Route 66 (my warranty) covered the whole thing. They were awesome. Cost around $2,000 all said and done. I was really dissapointed. 85,000 miles...blown head gasket...that's pathetic. It embarrasses me that Subaru claims reliability and claims to have fixed the problem. Well, it is officially not fixed. BUT, I love this car. I like the handling even more than I thought I would. I think for a wagon, it's pretty classy and has enough room for me and my pup. So, Love is what makes a Subaru a Subaru, because even though these cost you out the butt to fix, you still love them. Poor reliability, but I really like everything else. Not sure I would recommend it to friends or family unless they were ok with spend the money it costs to keep these going. Hey Subaru!! Fix this problem. This is embarrassing. A representative at the Subaru dealer told me, "Subaru recommends that you replace the head gaskets at 100,000 miles." Are you telling me that head gasket replacement ($2000 repair) now is routine maintanence? Emabarrassing. But, I still love it. Hope this is the last big repair I have."
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By subintx on Monday, February 17, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"great purchase, 0 maintenance."
By Sean on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 68,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fun to drive, sure footed in all conditions"
Cons: "No true cons, just a little crampt"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Little crampt I am 6' wish the drivers seat went back just another inch, great to drive otherwise reliability and sure footed on any surface are by far the defining attributes of this car! Mechanically sound never had any issues will be replaced with another Subaru in the future, solid design though like all newer vehicles not taking the home mechanic in to account short of checking fluids be prepared to purchase a few speciality tools just to do minor maintenance."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful