2000 Subaru Outback Reviews - Page 15 of 15

2000 Subaru Outback legacy outback wagon 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

The 2000 Legacy Outback Wagon is AWD that WORKS, but good dealers are hard to find!

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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!

2000 Subaru Outback GX 2.5 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired11000 kilometres
Most recent distance87000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Great car - would buy another in a flash

Faults:

Slight rattle from cargo cover.

Brake disks need regular machining as they develop shudders (I live on a dirt road).

General Comments:

I love this car. It was at the pricey end of the SUV market, but the quality of finish and level of comfort made it worth it. Servicing proves to be a little expensive and the mileage isn't as good as I had expected due to the constant all-wheel drive.

Much more room and better finish than the Forrester, which is what made me buy this model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2003

5th Jan 2005, 13:43

I also have a 2000 outback wagon and the driver door power window switch went bad at 42000 miles, replacement cost for switch was 77.00 U>S>. My other complaint would have to be brake rotors. They are not good metal and I have found that after market rotors work much better and last longer. Over all I truly love the car and would buy another when the times comes.

2000 Subaru Outback LL Bean 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired33 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

Safe family car

Faults:

Tail light seals leak when it rains (I live in the Seattle area), brakes squeal very loud until warmed up.

General Comments:

Handles like a Porsche, accelerates like a lawn mower.

Interior is nice and comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st December, 2001

20th Jun 2002, 02:08

Agree with the great handling, feels almost sporty, if I could only get it to accelerate once it hits 3rd (1st and 2nd gear aren't too bad, I can keep up with a 325 until it pops into 3rd)

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 48 reviews