2007 Subaru Outback
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My Subaru

by from Anchorage,Ak on August 31, 2017

I love my Subaru. It rides so nice. Great on gas. And great looking too. Subarus are awesome. Subarus are very popular here in Alaska, and I see why.
I love my Subaru. It rides so nice. Great on gas. And great looking too. Subarus are awesome. Subarus are very popular here in Alaska, and I see why.
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great car for the price

by from Pasadena, CA on June 26, 2017

I really like the styling for these years of legacy and outback. We bought the base 2.5 liter non turbo and 5 speed manual for ease of maintenance and reliability. currently at 107, 000 miles and go...
I really like the styling for these years of legacy and outback. We bought the base 2.5 liter non turbo and 5 speed manual for ease of maintenance and reliability. currently at 107, 000 miles and going strong. had to replace front axles at 70k as the CV Boots were getting over heated by the exhaust and we did 2 wheel bearings around the same time. I thought this was all kind of premature wear and was upset until the actual cost of doing it was VERY low compared to an Audi and a Volvo I've owned. Now we've done the clutch (100k) and the timing belt/water pump and all that scheduled maintenance and it runs like a champ. My biggest complaint has been that it's very difficult to check the oil. Search online and you'll find various methods. I rarely get a reliable dipstick reading and it gets pretty upsetting right before a long road trip.
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Best car I"ve owned so far.

by from Wallkill, NY on May 25, 2017

Was a really great car. Only traded it because of age and mileage (92000 miles). Never had any problem with it, just general normal maintenance. Replaced tires & brakes only once ( and that was just ...
Was a really great car. Only traded it because of age and mileage (92000 miles). Never had any problem with it, just general normal maintenance. Replaced tires & brakes only once ( and that was just in the last 2 years).
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92K just change head gaskets

by from Dayton Ohio on June 28, 2016

This is the 5th Subaru that I have owned over the past 35 years (1978, 1983, two 1992, and 2007) all 4WD wagons. I have never had any issues with Subaru engines till just now on the 07. Just had both...
This is the 5th Subaru that I have owned over the past 35 years (1978, 1983, two 1992, and 2007) all 4WD wagons. I have never had any issues with Subaru engines till just now on the 07. Just had both head gaskets change out due to leaking anti freeze at 92K miles. I guess this has been a on going issue with the 2.5 I engine from around 97-2010. So I guess I am not the only one that this has happened to so I'm not alone. All of my previous wagons lasted well over 130K on the engines. They all seamed to have rusted to death before anything else happened to them. The cost to repair the head gaskets, all oil seals, gaskets, timing belt and gears, spark plugs and wires, oil change, antifreeze flush came in at $2000.00 the engine was totally removed from my car to do the repair. When I think that just to change the timing belt and pulleys alone would have been$700, and to change the plugs $250. The 2K cost of the complete job was really not that bad of a price. However Subaru did change the type of material that the new head gasket is made of. So it obvious that they know there is a issue with the orginial gasket material. I am sure that I will purchase another Subaru in the future at some point, just hope this one will last 6 more years
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nicest car I've owned

by from Colville, Washington on May 29, 2013

Love everything about the car but the road noise. I've had the car about 1 month. just took it on a long trip. tire noise is considerable for me. hope new tires will resolve that issue. Am told the ti...
Love everything about the car but the road noise. I've had the car about 1 month. just took it on a long trip. tire noise is considerable for me. hope new tires will resolve that issue. Am told the tire size, 17 inch, factors into that. why they going to bigger tires??? Look forward to being able to get up my driveway this winter!
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Fantastic Value!

by from MT on June 11, 2012

I bought a pre-owned 2007 Outback Limited 3 months ago to replace an F150. The gas savings has been even better than expected! Am averaging 25-26mpg, and I drive 9 miles up a 2000' elevation to work e...
I bought a pre-owned 2007 Outback Limited 3 months ago to replace an F150. The gas savings has been even better than expected! Am averaging 25-26mpg, and I drive 9 miles up a 2000' elevation to work everyday and a trip into the nearest town 18 miles away 3-5 times a week. After test driving many vehicles in this size category, this Subaru was hands-down the smoothest and most comfortable. Being in the NW, the heated seats are an added pleasure. Plus the 4 hour snowstorm I was surprised with, and had to drive through, on the second day of ownership confirmed that all of the #1 ratings for best handling in snow were 100% correct. The only drawback I have is that the exterior styling is rather "boring". I wish they had used the two tone versions around the bottom of the car body to break the monotony of all one color with no accents. Overall, I am VERY pleased with this vehicle.
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Outback

by from Philadelphi,PA on April 12, 2010

This is our second Subaru, replacing a Forester that was totaled by an impaired driver (fortunately, it was parked). It was purchased used, through a Subaru dealer, with a 5 year warranty. We had no p...
This is our second Subaru, replacing a Forester that was totaled by an impaired driver (fortunately, it was parked). It was purchased used, through a Subaru dealer, with a 5 year warranty. We had no problem with a used vehicle, based on the 98000 miles on the old one. It is a comfortable, reliable vehicle. Even though it is a "station wagon", it's actually fun to drive. The standard features are excellent. We are planning to buy another Subaru next year.
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Best all-round vehicle I've every owned.

by from Lafayette, IN on March 8, 2010

Bought the Outback to replace an 04 Forester XT. While I miss the turbo power of the XT motor, the vast improvement in fuel economy and the cost savings in not needing premium fuel more than offset th...
Bought the Outback to replace an 04 Forester XT. While I miss the turbo power of the XT motor, the vast improvement in fuel economy and the cost savings in not needing premium fuel more than offset the power difference. The Outback is loaded with the premium options pkg. (Leather, sunroof, etc.) It is extremely well balanced, predictable, and comfortable. I have 65,000 miles on the odometer. (95% road miles) Am averaging 27 mpg. The only wish I have to make this car any better would be a 5 or 6 spd automatic transmission instead of the 4 spd auto/stick. After having owned numerous American, German, and Japanese makes I am convinced that Subaru has the best overall value for the money. I'll eventually buy another Subaru, but this one is a KEEPER!
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less power than my previous 2005

by from Denver, CO on April 10, 2009

My first Outback XT 2005 is very fast and responsive. My newer one 2007 they changed the Turbo system with a special "select mode" knob. The 2007 has some serious turbo lag , and is much less fun to d...
My first Outback XT 2005 is very fast and responsive. My newer one 2007 they changed the Turbo system with a special "select mode" knob. The 2007 has some serious turbo lag , and is much less fun to drive than the 2005 ! Also the auto transmission lags and is sluggish when compared to the 2005.
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good car

by from Madison, CT on February 27, 2009

This car is great in the snow. The only thing negative I would say about it is the color of the interior. The very light tan color upolstery is very easy to stain.
This car is great in the snow. The only thing negative I would say about it is the color of the interior. The very light tan color upolstery is very easy to stain.
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