Engine failed with less than 30K miles. Reason for engine failure may have been manufacturer or previous owner, however this particular vehicle has been problematic. CarMax did help with part of the repair cost, but it is unlike CarMax's reputation.
Love the Outback
2008 Subaru OutbackLinder - Kansas City, KS02/20/2012
I've wanted an Outback for quite some time, but still felt I owed it to myself to objectively try other SUV's and crossovers during my search. In the end the Outback still came out on top. After 2 months, a trip from KC to Denver and another from KC to Chicago, I am very happy about this purchase. The car is a very comfortable drive and in my opinion is a great balance between size and cargo space. Fuel efficiency is a little less than ideal but for a car this size it's not bad at all. Turning radius is great, highway noise going 60mph and above is dramatically less than other large vehicles and I love the AWD, perfect for a road trip to Anchorage! This baby was made for snow. In short it's an extremely efficient and sensible car made for any driving conditions, and will surely be the first of many Subaru's in my life!
The versatile Subaru Outback seems to be everywhere these days. They’re piloted by all kinds of owners — not just outdoorsy types! The Outback is our top-selling, best AWD car, based on sales data from September 1 through April 30.
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