2000 Subaru Outback legacy outback wagon 2.5 from North America
The 2000 Legacy Outback Wagon is AWD that WORKS, but good dealers are hard to find!
I had the oxygen sensor replaced under warranty due to recall after the engine warning light came on. This cured the problem.
The window tweeter speakers have been replaced and are out again. They are out of warranty and dealer wants $$ to replace.
Windows leaked air and at a cost of $75 per window problem was fixed.
The brakes are starting to go and I dread how much this is going to cost me.
Dealers in the Northeastern USA are expensive.
I am on my third dealer for repair and oil changes. The previous two were very expensive, took too long to do the work and quality was not worth expense.
The Legacy Outback Wagon is a great AWD vehicle. The Four is solid and does move well on the highway. If you want quick get up and go- buy the six. The six adds 3k to cost and not really needed. The car is tight and great in all weather conditions. I own 2 Legacy Outbacks and I would buy one again!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th May, 2003
25th Feb 2004, 17:47
How did the windows leak and how did it get fixed? I have the same problem.
14th Mar 2004, 23:54
I found that working on a Subaru is easier than one can imagine. The little cars are for the most part easy as playing with Legos to take apart and put together. First, buy a Haynes Repair Manual. Read the section on the repair that is required and one can decide whether it is a do-it-yourself job. Brakes are very easy. But, don't machine the rotors. The Japanese cars use "throwaway" rotors. Make a one-time purchase and buy a good set of Brembo rotors for $42.00 each on the Internet. Or TRW Cross drilled Power Stops for twice the price, but what rotors! NAPA has great Ceramic Pads. 1998 Outback: Remove the wheel and brake caliper; the rotor slides off! That is it. We replaced a front axle shaft. Bought a $9.00 drift pin tool and a remanufactured shaft at NAPA for less that $75.00. The Haynes Repair Manual walked me through the job in short time and the repair doesn't even upset the front alignment. If we can't afford a Volvo XCountry SUW as a replacement, then we'll put the "Poor Man's" version: the Subaru Outback back in our garage and have nearly the same features for $10K less!