Best car I"ve owned so far.
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).
92K just change head gaskets
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
nicest car I've owned
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!
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.
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.
Best all-round vehicle I've every owned.
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!
less power than my previous 2005
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.
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.
A Real Automotive Value... No Joke!
We found a 2007 Outback with under 2,000 miles at a local Subaru dealership. The goal was a reliable first car for a college-senior daughter. The Outback--now with over 13,000 miles on it--has proven itself to be the PERFECT choice. She loves everything about the car, from its Atlantic blue paint to the way the interior is intelligently laid out to the many features common to more expensive cars. Remote start was a terrific option! Mileage on the highway for the non-turbo four cylinder has routinely exceeded 30 mpg. And the all-wheel drive has proven its worth on icy highways this winter. Build quality of the car is on par with VW and Audi (I have owned seven of the latter). Ride is taut, but not harsh. Minimal body lean. Engine has plenty of pep. Handling is precise. Cargo area (and hidden storage) is ample. We'd buy another one in a second. HIGHLY recommended.
I love Outbacks except for bad seats
The cloth seats on the Outbacks are very uncomfortable. The head restraint doesn't conform well to my neck and the seat doesn't his my lower back in the right spots. I should have sprung for the extra 3 g for leather as the leather seats conform better to the human body. Gas mileage in suburban driving is almost 20 mpg. On the highway it's more like 27. The computer controlled acceleration can be very frustrating because of hesitation. The price of Outbacks has gone up quite a bit over the years. This is the 4th Outback I've owned -- 1 1995, 2 2001, and 1 2006.