"This car has a gas pedal that literally hurts my ankle, leg and back. I know others personally, and I read online that I am not the only one with this complaint.
The material of the seats is odd and shows every single stain and mark.
I have made every adjustment possible to the wheel and seat of the vehicle. I have even tried pillows, etc.
Custom seat covers are so expensive and the non-custom would not stay in place."
Pros: "comfortable, spacious, fun to drive, good value"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"The outback combines the utility of a minivan or SUV with the driving characteristics of a car. With a 4 cylinder engine, it is surprisingly peppy with decent mpg and handles well. Very comfortable and lots of storage space."
"Love it! This is my 5th Subaru, all have had over 100,000 miles. Every day driving is fun, but where the car really shines is in inclement weather, especially snow. I live in Chicago and we get a lot of snow, not once have I been stuck. Last year we had a blizzard, only me and a couple of SUV's and the snow plows were out. I went thru 8" to 10" inches of snow and high drifts. It felt like I was driving on dry surfaces. A lot of SUV's got stuck, not me!
Comfortable driving on long trips.
Next car I get, is going to be another Subaru, but I have at least 23,000 miles to go!"
"Engine problems, brake problems (NHTSA ordered) and interior finish problems. This is really disappointing since the first two Subaru's I owned were great. I kind of wished I hadn't traded in the 1997 one."
"Have owned this 'Subie' since new and can say it is the best vehicle I have ever purchased. It currently has 58,000 miles and the ONLY issue ever was a battery replacement about 3 years ago. Fun to drive, reliable and safe! In fact, we have given the car now to my daughter who recently (year ago) started driving. I feel confident with her behind the wheel of this quality machine. In fact, we have now bought our second 'Subie' (2014 Forrester) and are (so far) very pleased with it as well! SUBIE means QUALITY and LOYALTY!"