It is just what we wanted, larger and higher AWD for mountain trips, winter and summer
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2008 Subaru OutbackBLAZE - Tennessee06/24/2012
My 2008 Subaru Outback was put to the test early on into my ownership. Less than 48 hrs. after taking it home I was in a three car fender bender, I was the middle vehicle. My Subaru stood the ultimate test and I am pleased to say that I would definitely WANT any one of my family members to be in this car during a situation like that.
Thank You Subaru!
2009 Subaru OutbackG - Richmond, VA05/29/2012
After several weeks of searching on-line for a 6-cylinder Outback, one popped up on CarMax. My on-line inquiry got a quick response from a nearby saleswoman, and she was very helpful thru the whole process. I had to wait a couple weeks to get it transported from Nebraska here to River City, but it was worth the rate.
Except for a warning in the owner's manual about using regular gas, everything about this little AWD wagon is fine. It does 'run better' on mid-grade than regular so that's what I've been putting in it. For the past several years I've been driving a Dakota 4WD that got about 10 MPG in town and 18 on the road, so the Outback's 22 in town and 28 on the road impress me the most.
I wanted the AWD to get me out of my neighborhood when it snows, but driving it for a thousand miles in rain and shine shows me that the little car is extremely well balanced, and never feels like the back end wants to whip around to the front like an un-loaded pickup or other smaller car.
My impression about the 4-cylinder Outbacks is they sound like sewing machines and aren't very peppy. I'm glad I held out for a 3.0 6-cylinder engine, is plenty quick, doesn't make that throaty growl like the Dakota when accelerating up an on-ramp, but I'd rather retire (in a couple of years) with a higher-mileage vehicle and the 3.0 engine is a good compromise for me.
There's nothing I don't like about it, and I look forward to putting a couple hundred thousand miles on it.
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