Luxury snow mobile
Head gaskets failed at 50K and then at 100K. However, on both account SOA replaced them. When they failed at 100K, SOA covered cost of labor but not parts. However, as the car was 8 years old we were pleased.
Great car, fantastic in the snow.
However, old Outbacks are not cheap to maintain, although having said that - now that we are past 100,000 miles - everything has been OK. Perhaps this was just the break in period. Still, these are not cheap cars to keep on the road.
However, the vehicle is very comfortable and safe. Living here in New England and driving frequently on logging roads in Maine and New Brunswick in the winter - I can attest the car is fantastic on snowy and slushy roads. With snow tires - she is un-stoppable!
Bought the wife a 2006 Outback H6 few years ago, and it has been trouble free so far, and just as good in the snow.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th October, 2009