2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Very well engineered, delightful engine, economical and safe handling

Faults:

Soft interior door sills get dented easily from elbows. Had one replacement, and now needs another.

General Comments:

Great economy.

Smooth CVT gearbox if towing is not a priority.

Great handling with sufficient comfort.

Seats could be sturdier and more comfortable.

Tiptronic gear paddles should not rotate with the steering wheel, making for awkward changes in corners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2013

5th Feb 2013, 05:57

I have the same car here in the UK, a 2011 model. I agree the car is very well engineered.

With regard to the paddles on the steering wheel, everyone says oh you must love that - I always say I didn't spend all this money on an automatic to change the gears myself, so consequently I never use them. But I guess that's my choice.

Fantastic car.

2010 Subaru Outback PZEV 2.5i from North America

Summary:

Nice car with an unreliable transmission

Faults:

Transmission has failed twice.

General Comments:

This is a well laid out car.

It gets decent fuel economy, while offering all wheel drive and plenty of room.

It feels like a quality car, until you hit a bump in the road and the dashboard shakes too much for my liking.

The biggest problem is the manual transmission. Reverse has gone out twice now, which is ridiculous for a car with under 17,000 miles. The dealer has been great about providing a loaner, but what a pain. I don't think I will want to own this when the warranty runs out!

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

Review Date: 10th April, 2012

12th Apr 2012, 07:18

I own one, have 40,000 miles on it now, and have had no problems at all!

INCLUDING my dash moving.

Also have a 2010 Legacy with the auto, and also have had no problems with the car with 25,000 miles on it.