2006 Subaru Outback User Reviews

2006 Subaru Outback Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews

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stinson_mr1 writes:
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon Review
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4

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This is my third Subaru.  I find them hard to beat in terms of reliability and utility.  The Subaru Outback will take you there in comfort with good ride quality and safety. The mixed fuel economy is about 25 MPG and often 30 on freeway trips.  The engin is quiet and vibration free.  The car handles like a sports car due to the low center of gravity and independant suspension.

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The only reason for me to sell this car is the 4 cyliner motor and towing capacity.  I bought a travel trailer and need a v-8 to pull it.  Otherwise I would drive it for a long time more.

stinson_mr1
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Subaru Will Take You There! — The car comes with every option that I would like to have except a doc for an MP3 player. The design is well planned for comfort and performance. The 4 cylinder engine has plenty of power for every day driving or high speed cruzing. The selectiable manual / auto transmission satisfies the need for compression shifting without a clutch. I would purchase the car again for freezing climate and snow driving it can't be beat.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jdgil23 writes:
2006 Subaru Outback 3.0 R Wagon Review
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Reliable car. Lot's of cargo space.

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Slow to accelerate. Feels like you are floating when driving.

jdgil23
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Granny Wagon (kids Call It That) — This is good, reliable car that has room for multiple hockey bags and sticks. Good freeway driving. Slow to respond when stepping hard on gas. Doesn't feel like you grip the road well, and feels like you are floating on water.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Robert writes:
2006 Subaru Outback Sport Review
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Unstoppable in the snow, and excellent reliability.

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No sunroof and more low-end torque to be desired. Doesn't really get on power until 3500 RPM. Can't seem to get more than 28 MPG no matter how carefully I drive.

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Great Car!! — Amazing car with a great engine. Better fuel efficiency than the WRX, but not as powerful or fun to drive. Better ground clearance than other Imprezas, and still small enough to drive easily. Great car/driver communication.

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Ralphc writes:
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon Review
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5

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Power, Handling around curves, Great Fuel economy, Fun to drive in Mountains, Quite not much wind nosie

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Drivers seating area a little tight, accessory power outlets don't work when car is shut off can't charge phone. Console storage compartment small and hard to reach if driving.

Ralphc
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2006 Subaru Outback Plenty Of Power Great Handling — I have only had this car a few days but it's been fun to drive and was surprised by the way this car handles! Driving through the mountains both up and down hill, the standard 2.5i has plenty of power even with 130,000 miles on it. The AWD drivetrain really does work great, I can feel the tranfer case shift and adjust the power to the wheels when going around long low banking curves downhill. I'm very happy that I choose this car as my utility drive around second car. I got the power I wanted, got the gas mileage which was my main reason for getting a second car, plus an added surprise the great handling and tight suspension.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Interceptor writes:
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Review
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Quality, versatility, cost of owning, maintenance performed easily

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Owning the 6cyl, I miss the power.

Interceptor
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2006 Fun Daily Driver... Bring On The Snow! — My favorite thing about this Outback is the "Black Leather Interior" Subaru has some sort of fetish against Black leather in their Outback's. Amen to the Gods because I love it with comparison to my LL Bean sedan with Beige leather that shows everything. I'll continue to pray someday Subaru will walk to the dark side and offer something other than lovely beige or dark, yes you guessed it ... Beige interior. While I'm venting I'll also say that I'll continue to buy"old" Outback's because I prefer a car no SUV for me. I really like the ride and style while still being able to drive through a foot of snow like it's only a few inches.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Interceptor writes:
2006 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L.L. Bean Edition Review
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Power, The only LL Bean Sedan in the area, it's fun!!!  Quality, value,  A blast to drive in the winter.

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They no longer make the Outback in a sedan.  Beige - Beige - Beige   arrrgh!! Did I mention the interior was "Beige"  not a fan.

Interceptor
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It's Like A Sport-bike With 4 Wheels. — At the time of purchase I was unaware of just how different the 06 Outback would be from the 01. I'm happy to say even after years of ownership I still Love it because it's a blast to drive and fun! Being a consultant off/on for years at a major tire manufacture often bought their brands. Recently my mechanic recommended replacing the OEM tires with Cooper GS4 Touring, although we haven't had a foot of snow I'm pleasantly surprised how quiet and really like the Cooper tire's versus the Bridgestone Potenza's. Subaru - Hey anyone listening?? I refuse to own an SUV!!! Your most loyal owners bought their Subaru because they are quirky and sleepers. "No desire to own or drive an SUV"

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James09320 writes:
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon Review
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Great in the snow, sporty feel with the sport shift

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backseat is limited for adults

James09320
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Glad To Trade My Manhood — wonderful car, I have yet to meet a Subaru owner who did not like their cars. Good handling in the snow, I take it camping and enjoy the cargo space. This is my first Subaru. Can not wait to get another one next year.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Johnnyboy7754 writes:
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Reliable and economical wagon. Always starts in winter. Wife loves the car for work and errands.

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.Currently needs engine repair. Make some money and fix or re sell.

Johnnyboy7754
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My Wife Loves This Car. Perfect For Family Errands. — Assuming the engine is repaired, this is a fine car. Subaru is excellent for service and warranty work if needed(I have never needed any work until now) Great tires (Yokohama) are 10 months old and handles great. Nicest car I have ever owned. Bach seat has enough room and hatchback is great for groceries. Color and body are very attractive. A/C and heater both work great. All other options work also(electric windows, locks, CD player, am/fm, electric heated front seats.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

2000 Subaru Outback Reviews

Love This Car For Its Ability And Cargo Space. By AWDSuby

Hands down one of the best vehicles I've ever driven. Easy to see out all windows for backing and switching lanes. Lots of cargo space with back seats folding down flat. Sleep in it and view the stars... Read More

Subaru Outbacks Are Rock Solid Cars For The Outdoor Enthusiast. By AWDSuby

Fun car to drive, good acceleration and braking. Not as sporty as the smaller sport version, but definitely more reliable. Roof rack very nice for strapping gear down. The fold down flat back seats ma... Read More

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2001 Subaru Outback Reviews

2001 Sohc 2.5 Wagon By theelements23

So far so good a few things I need to fix, I did purchase a warranty so things should be good. Subaru definitely builds a solid car. I see so many on the road. But not many with the double sun roofs. Read More

Great Family Car By harris_42

I love my Subaru Outback. I bought this car new in 2001 when my son was born. I plan to give it to him when he gets his drivers license. It has been very reliable and now has 130,000 miles on it. ... Read More

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2002 Subaru Outback Reviews

2002 Subaru Outback By Bobby

This is the best AWD car I have ever owned,.If you are looking for something that you can travel in and never let you down, this would be the car for you! It has automatic everything and alloy rims. Read More

It's Just An Awesome Car. By Olcountry

Love the reliability and functionality of the car. Not expensive to maintain it. It is expensive to fix if not handled properly. Let the right people fix your car. All the accessories on it work... Read More

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2003 Subaru Outback Reviews

This Is Our Second Outback That We Purchased Used And It Has Proven To Be Another Quality Car. By T_J_Fries

This is our sixth Subaru and it continues to meet the quality and dependability that we have come to expect from the brand. We were pleasantly surprised that with 60-65 mph highway speeds it can prov... Read More

Great All Around Car. By DzemoJedi

Great car for all around driving, lots of room for passangers and cargo. Full time AWD makes it not so sporty handling while it works great on snow and ice. Trailer hitch is the best option on this ca... Read More

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2004 Subaru Outback Reviews

Great College Car By Saunder

I bought this car in college. It has been a great and reliable vehicle. Has over 225k miles and I haven't had one major or really minor repair (just standard maintenance). I imagine the engine will re... Read More

Generally Good, Repairs Affordable, Good, Safe Family Car By robbrown99

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 ... Read More

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