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Subaru Outback 2007 Catalytic Converter Replacement

Had issues with the catalytic converters on my Outback for a while now. 2 times had the computer reset, with Subaru telling me it will cost $5,500.00 to have them replaced. I've looked elsewhere but...

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Josh Michener

Transmission Just Quit, No Noises, Jerking, Or Grinding. Just Kinda Slipped...

Hello there, Thanks for taking the time to read this. Last year I bought a 98 Outback with an auto tranny. It;s not in the best of condition and for the price I paid I was happy. It has run fine and...

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Beau Neumann

Do I Need To Make Any Changes When Putting A "5spd Subaru Wrx '98" Engine A...

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01 Subaru Outback With A 2.5, Running Rough On Start, Stalling At Times, Ac...

Changed, plugs, wires, coil, O2 sensor, fuel filter, punched the cats out, throttle position sensor, Not throwing any codes, one cylinder is running lean, Every time I slow down, sometimes I have to...

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Oil Changes And Skid Plates

How much extra does it cost you to get your oil changed when you have to have your front skid plates removed and re-installed. Plus, are you concerned about stripped threads with the frequency of ...

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About the Subaru Outback

Subaru has always innovated. It was the first automaker to put all-wheel drive in its entire vehicle lineup. In 1995, it seemed to be the first automaker to offer what we now call a crossover SUV. The Subaru Outback debuted in 1995 as a Legacy trim and came as a wagon only.  With demand for SUV height, rough-road travel, and sportiness rising amid a growing stigma attached to station wagons, Subaru introduced the Outback as a way to help reinvigorate Legacy sales.  

The original Outback was basically a Legacy, with a 2.5-liter, 165-hp H4 engine, but with standard all-wheel drive, higher ground clearance, fog lights, ABS brakes, and tires and suspension tuned for off-roading. In 2000, the Outback became its own model and added a sedan to the lineup. It quickly surpassed the Legacy in sales, both for its all-wheel drive performance in tough outdoor weather and road conditions up north, and its overall quiet, smooth, and comfortable ride.

In 2001, the Subaru Outback featured the comeback of a six-cylinder engine. Using the same Boxer flat engine, the 3.0-liter engine originally hit 212-hp and was offered in the L.L. Bean and VDC editions of the Outback. The VDC edition also featured variable torque distribution in its all-wheel drive, automatically adjusting wheel torque according to the road conditions.  

Today, the Outback remains a top seller for Subaru, and has added many refinements and interior conveniences over the years, including heated leather seats, six airbags, a 60/40 split fold rear seat that folds flat, and automatic climate control. Trim offerings today include the 2.5i (now hitting 175-hp), the turbo 2.5XT at 250-hp, and the 3.0R (also 250-hp), still only available in the L.L. Bean and VDC models. It continues to get praise for its quiet and smooth performance, the powerful turbo engine, and the all-wheel drive. Backseat legroom is cramped for a five-person wagon.