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Do You Need Or Just Appreciate Awd?

Except for maybe one car in Subaru's lineup, all their cars are AWD. Did you purchase the car for this reason or would you have considered other cars with AWD?

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Lots Of Codes Need To Know If An Steering Angle Sensor Will Fix The Track L...

I have a 2011 subaru outback and it has all kinda of lights on... if the steering angle sensor is bad would it cause my brakelight to flash along with my Traction control light to be on? vehicle ha...

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Would You Buy A Two Years Old Or Less Car With 100,000 Miles Or More?

For the right price would you purchase a car that's no more than two years with 100,000 miles, with all the maintenance records? . You've got to assume that these are either all highway miles o...

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Should You Ever Pay Cash For A Brand New Car?

I have friends who insist on paying all cash for even a $35,000 car. With financing as low as 2 percent does this make good financial sense?

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Would You Consider Keeping Your Car 15 To 20 Years?

If you purchased your car brand new, financed it for 60 months and had no car payments for next 10 to 15 years, think about how much money you could save and use for repairs, not maintenance. ...

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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.