2006 Subaru OutbackSpacey - Southern California mountains08/19/2010
This is my second Outback. For living in the mountains and dealing with snow and ice, I have found the Outback to suit my needs provided I get a set of quality tires that will aggressively tackle the winter demands. My only complaints/wishes/suggestions 1) tighten up the steering for mountain roads. 2) Better gas mileage 3) Looks, I miss the 2-tone of the old models. I had a 1997 before and it looked classic. Other than that - good choice.
I love how the vehicle rides, it's performance, it's handling, it's mileage, and almost everything else about it (the base stereo is kinda disappointing having no AUX in). If it weren't for constant minor front-end alignment problems and a pair of bad oil leaks, I'd have given her a full five stars.
Outback gets it done.
2006 Subaru OutbackPurple Potatoes - Los Angeles, CA10/28/2009
I am currently driving my second Subaru Outback. I plan to always drive Subarus. The Outback has plenty of space to store my things for camping and general schelping. It's not too big to maneuver in Los Angeles traffic and ridiculously small parking spaces. I have played hard with my car in the Mojave Desert and Rocky Mountains where the extra clearance came in handy. Everything works great, with one exception. The stereo system in the 2006 Outback is not adaptable to add an MP3 jack. Other year models are. I have the rubber floor mats, which keep the grit out of the bottom of my car.
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