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2008 Subaru Outback

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Overall Rating
8.5
Out of 10

Based on 326 Ratings for the 2005 - 2009 models.

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  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.6/10
    Styling
    8.8/10
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The best that I have owned.

By on Friday, March 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"A best buy and I love mine.."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS CAR

By on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 197,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "design inside and out, great for dogs and camping"

Cons: "Manual Transmission.. I'm too old for shifting"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"My ONLY complaint about this car is the manual transmission because I have a bad back and neck. It's just a little too much having to shift. Other than that, I love this car. It handles beautifully, window visibility is good. Exterior and interior is a great design. It's a SUBARU! and I love it."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

dissapointed in reliability

By on Monday, March 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"we bought this car with 70000 miles and replaced the wheel bearings 3 times and both cooling fans failed at the same time. Both front axle boots cracked and leaked and they had to replace the axles to replace the boots. Now I just spent $2700.00 for new head gaskets and timing belt and one of the heads was cracked and had to be replaced. When I got it back from that repair within 2 weeks the check engine light and cruise control light came on and they said it needs a catalytic converter and several sensors for $1200.00!"

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Never getting another one.

By on Saturday, March 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 151,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
1/10

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."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

This is the most reliable, best car for the value

By on Sunday, February 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 84,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

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

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