1999 Subaru Outback 2.5 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Good ride, but horrendously expensive
Starter motor replaced at 60,000km.
RH CV joint bellows blew at 65,000km.
LH CV joint bellows blew at 90,000km.
Rear privacy cover broke spring at 99,000km.
Replaced knock sensor at 104,000km.
Replaced engine temperature sensor and rear wiper motor pump at 105,000km.
Speedometer driven gear broken at 106,000km. This one takes the cake - in most cars, this can be replaced without disassembling the gearbox - with Subaru, the whole gearbox has to be torn down to replace a plastic gear!
Smooth ride, great for long distances, comfortable seats, however a massive money pit.
Bought the car based on good reliability reports, however would not purchase another Subaru again.
AU dealers are arrogant, very unhelpful, and charge like wounded bulls.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th August, 2010