2004 Subaru Outback Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2004 Subaru Outback H6- 3.0 35th Aniversary 3.0 Flat Six from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Flat Six Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140 miles
Most recent distance4700 miles
Previous carBuick Roadmaster

Summary:

Fun to drive, easy to own

Faults:

No problems as of yet.

Occasionally smell what appears to be Antifreeze, but no leaks, etc. Must be some coating used in shipping.

General Comments:

Car is fun to drive, has decent interior space, and does well in bad weather.

Wish gas mileage was a bit better. At under 5000 miles, just took trip and averaged 27.5 with speeds ranging from 70-80 mph. $-wheel drive exerts gas mileage penalty, and does not seem to coast as easily as my previous Buick Roadmaster wagon.

City mileage commute is averaging 20mpg with AC on. My old buick roadmaster with a 5.7 v8 used to get 18-19mpg in city and 25-27mpg on highway for a much bigger car.

Overall, is a fun car to drive and is easy to park.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2004

4th Apr 2005, 23:10

I have no idea on buying an Outback or not. Who can show me the status of the Outback in China? Thanks...

3rd Jul 2005, 20:47

Now many Subarus are sold in China. You can go www.xcar.com.cn to find a Subaru forum, and there are lots of comments on Subaru cars.

I plan to have an Outback H6 some time next year (2006). I like the car, and have tested it once around the 5th ring road of Beijing, and at 140 it just felt like 100!

2004 Subaru Outback LL Bean H6 3.0L from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission H6 3.0L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

Luxury, comfort, styling, and AWD at a Subaru price

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Great Car! I have owned Subarus in the past. My first was a 1984 GL Wagon, then two 1986 GL Wagons. Subaru has come a long way with luxury, power, and comfort. But, the pleasent surprise is that you still have the feel of a Subaru.

The H6 engine has plenty of power. The seats are extremely comfortable (I have two ruptured discs in my back, and the seats feel great).

The only two things I would change are: More adjustment on the steering wheel (telescoping) and illuminated controls on the door.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2004

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 14 reviews