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Subaru Outback Questions

Markw1952
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How Efficient Is A "boxer Engine "

Do you think "boxer engines " are more efficient in the way they deliver power?

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pconsackett
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Head Gasket Replacement

have a 2002 outback limited wagon with 80K miles, 2.5L. got a quote for $3200 to replace the head gasket, seems high, even for San Francisco. any thoughts? Also, how long can I drive on it with a...

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theelements23
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I Have A Use 2001 Outback I Just Purchased And I Am Getting A Rough Idle In...

Rough Idle in park. 2001 Subaru Outback.

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Kathii444
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My 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon Awd Is Running Hot...had The Heads Fixed Last ...

Subaru Outback awd, running hot...

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Markw1952
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Do You Think That The H4 Engine Will Last Longer Than The H6?

Over the weekend I met a person who has a 2010 Subaru Legacy with CVT and 150,000 miles on their car, a lot of miles for five years. They have had no problems of any kind other than routine maint...

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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.