2004 Subaru Outback User Reviews

2004 Subaru Outback Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"reliable car" 5 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Gus writes:
2004 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon Review
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It really has a lot of room. Can haul alot of stuff!

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I would like it to have better gas mileage for sure

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After Owning It Since 2006... — Utility - Back seats lay flat so moving IKEA book shelves was a nice experience. Got a couch and a dining table on roof seperately with no problem. AWD - Have alot more confidence in rain and snow. MPG - Decent but could be better. Use regular gas which is a plus. Apperance - Pretty good for a wagon. If you are not sure, just check out Honda and Toyota wagon effort in those years. Cost of Ownership - Pretty cheap with insurance but this car could depreciate quite a bit, especially if you get the more expensive trim. Build Quality - Pretty good for it's class and price. Fun Factor - It's fun to take the car out and not worry about not being able to bring some stuff you just bought home. Just have to worry not to spend too much in Home Depot or Walmart. Took it to camping twice and it has room for gears for 4.

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Dave writes:
2004 Subaru Outback Sport Review
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room for storage

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seats are too hard

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My Outback — a good all round car, reliable but servicing is expensive. Just completed a 9,000 km trip from one side of Austrlia to the other and back, the car performed well on the trip but the seats are very hard on long trips

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Kari writes:
2004 Subaru Outback H6-3.0 VDC Wagon Review
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Handling in bad conditions

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you can't find it in the parking lot because there are so many of them

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No Need For An Suv — If you need some trunk space this is a great car to get. It's better mileage and handling than an suv, great in snow and crummy weather because the AWD means you can stop on any thing.

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robbrown99 writes:
2004 Subaru Outback Base Wagon Review
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Incredible in deep snow and handles well on slippery roads

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Repairs increase over 100K

robbrown99
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Generally Good, Repairs Affordable, Good, Safe Family Car — This is a good car generally - good size for a family of 4 and a dog. Has been quite reliable up to 100K miles, but after that repairs are trending upwards. If you live in a snowy area, have kids and need to get out in any condition this is a great choice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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treikya writes:
2004 Subaru Outback H6-3.0 L.L. Bean Edition Wagon Review
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Super reliable, easy to drive, great cargo space, good gas mileage, great in the winter, all around good car.

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Don't have any complaints

treikya
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Easy On The Pocketbook — Coloradans LOVE Subarus - and I'm no exception. The Subaru Outback is perfect for the daily commute, getting the kids where they need to be, or picking up oversized items at the hardware store. All wheel drive makes it a breeze to drive in the winter, and it comes with nice standard features. If you are looking for something a little bigger that will let you pack up 4 adults, 2 dogs, and all your ski equipment, this is the car for you. Go for the 6 cylinder, we used to own the 4, and it was a little under powered for the CO mountains. Very few maintenance issues in all the years we've had it. Not the most 'fun' car to drive, but more than expected for a cross over.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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johnnyengineer writes:
2004 Subaru Outback Base Wagon Review
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Great AWD. Great room and trim.  Descent power and handling.  Reliable.

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Could use more power but not a big issue.  Fuel ecomonmy is mediocre.

johnnyengineer
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Solid Car And Great Awd. — I love driving this in the snow or packing it for a trip. It's fun to drive and I like it. I would buy another. I do think it could use more power. The car has great ultility for every day use like loading it up with groceries or pilling a bunch of friends in it to go out.

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bwhittle216 writes:
2004 Subaru Outback Limited Review
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Subaru's are great dependable automobiles

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nothing

bwhittle216
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Well Maintained Subaru Outback — Very clean Blue/Gold Subaru wagon, well maintained, ready to drive away, brakes, a/c, heating system, tires, alignment, interior, belts, hoses all serviced and in great condition. Good gas miliege, safe to drive, accelarations and handling is good. Safe for long distance trips.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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subarusurfer writes:
2004 Subaru Outback Base Wagon Review
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This is my second Outback and have loved them both. Reliable, great in the snow, can carry a lot of cargo and thank goodness for seat heaters!

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Catalytic convertor failure on both, CV joints and my mystery dashboard illumination failure have worn me out.....maybe it's time to upgrade???

subarusurfer
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Another Great Car! — I bought this car sight unseen on the Internet back in 2004. It was really cool to have the confidence in this vehicle and doubly cool when it was delivered to my house on a trailer from the dealer who was 130 miles away! Hopefully I can pony up for a newer one soon!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2013 Subaru Outback Reviews

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Good Solid Family Car With Luxury Appeal By Elissa

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2012 Subaru Outback Reviews

Dynamic All-weather Near-luxury Powerful Performer. By Natron1971

Bought as an in-betweener car - I needed a car to commute in alone and occasionally serve as family (5 of us) hauler. I wanted style, reliability and amenities. Plus wanted all-weather capability an... Read More

Great All Around Car With Great Gas Mileage And All Wheel Drive !!! By chris121505

Like i said it is a very solid feeling ride not like a Toyota where the wheel feels to light and Flimzy, the Car feels very well planted as well as safe in types of driving. If you ever go to the Snow... Read More

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2011 Subaru Outback Reviews

Good. Just Reduce The Wind And Heater Fan Noise. By OldMoparNut

Comfortable ride, lots of room inside. Probably excellent reliability for 200,ooo + miles. Good economy. Highly recommended. It is my wife's 4th Subaru, she must get to work in northern snowy are... Read More

Very Positive By photomel

I like how it handles in the snow. I also like the reliability of this car. This is my second Subaru Outback and this one was better than my 2007. I would buy this car again and would recommend to any... Read More

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2010 Subaru Outback Reviews

It Works. By gratefullife

As the wife's car and primary family vehicle, it gets the job done well. We upgraded the rear sway bar to an STi bar when upgraded the other and it bolted straight up cleaning up some of the sloppines... Read More

Great Car For A Small Family By mgolan

This car is by far the best car we owned. Great handling in the winter (snow and rain) and ample space in the second row for kids. Super reliable and great re-sale value. If you are looking for a firs... Read More

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