This is my third Outback Limited. I transport dogs for a Golden Retriever rescue organization. The sunroof, leather seats, AWD, and interior/cargo room make it ideal for that purpose. I am getting great gas mileage for an SUV. The ride is comfortable and fairly quiet. My only two complaints are minor...the headrest has an uncomfortable tilt for someone who is short and the panel with the clock is difficult to read during the day. The Outback is fun to drive and looks good too.
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.
Excellent vehicle for the price. Rated number #1 in safety.
2014 Subaru OutbackJ. - Baltimore, MD03/03/2015
If you are the "on the go" type of person, then there is no stopping you. The Outback performs it's best in snow. With a feel and look of a luxury cross over. Plenty of back seat space and leg room. Ample trunk space and more when seats fold down. Number one in safety. Use regular gas. Back up camera and satellite radio. Worth a look.
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