2001 Subaru Outback
I like Subaru's because I've had three of them
The real light went out unexpected, resulting in myself nearly being in a night accident. I was fortunate because someone came up beside me and told me I had no rear lights.
I smell bad fumes when car is starting and warming up and idling. I had it into the dealership and they said it burns that way and there was nothing they could do.
I currently have a "check engine" light on and have been trying to figure what it needs without costing me a fortune.
Great car, but costs a lot to maintain when maintenance is required. Dealer I used never has the parts and I normally have to wait awhile.
Great to have AWD.
Good gas mileage.
Good handling. Like the automatic Outback better than my shift Impreza which had a bad rattling noise with the shifting. I got rid of it because I thought the shifting was going out.
The Legacy I had originally lost it's shocks and I had to have been replaced.
I don't consider the car that quiet of a ride, but it could be my model.
I like being able to not worry if I turned my lights off or ability to lock keys in car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th October, 2007
23rd Jan 2008, 05:52
I have no idea when this review was published, but my "check engine" light occasionally comes on. Has done for over 20,000 miles. It has a mind of its own. I never detect any difference in the running of the car whch is fine, and as my right hand on the wheel covers that part of the dash I never see it come on all the time anyway. It's probably the knock sensor. About $200 to replace, and as it's triggered by noise, the new one will probably fail as well. Let the dealer look after it at their expense when you trade in.