2001 Subaru Outback LX from North America
This car has been a major disappointment.
In Nov 2004 at about 45,000 head gasket blew.
Then Nov 2005 - August 2006 parts started being replaced in this order: thermostat.
Head gasket again.
Tire bolts replaced (2 broke while traveling)
And the check engine light has come on numerous times in the past 3 weeks.
We bought this car as a family vehicle hoping to get 200,000 miles and well over 10 years. I gave in to my husband wanting leather seats, and the dual moon roof and agreed to splurge. While we have always kept up on maintenance and not abused the car I keep hoping that the next repair will be the last. Not so…
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th August, 2006
15th Oct 2006, 11:01
The Outback is a great wagon. I work for a college in automotive tech, and have owned four outbacks and have had no problems with any of them (except for basic tire and brake and oil change). They would not commonly break down with all the problems listed. On all the cars owned they have all exceeded 300,000 miles. So don't take the advice of this review for it is rare that the owners of this car liked their car. I have had the same model as listed in the review, and I have no problems at all with it.