Subaru Outback Experts

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Subaru Outback Questions

Louise Preston
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When Should Mechanical Maintainence Be Done On 2002 Subaru Outback

just bought it used and am new to this company. when to expect what. what does check engine light mean? runs awhile then comes on.

3 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 hours ago)
Koolaid
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So Many Problems--is It Normal?

My 2000 Outback has 144,000 miles, and I've had to put SO MUCH money into it! Here are a few repairs: Two new front axles (right and left), new CV Boots, new axle boots, catalytic converter, head ga...

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nelson8945
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Upgrade Radio For 2011 Subaru Outback

upgrade radio for 2011 subaru outback to a larger info. screen

11 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
n57ef
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Drivers Door Power Window W/auto Up Not Working, 2013 Subaru Outback, Out O...

Left front seat windows down Friday night, a typical Florida thunderstorm hit, doors & seats got wet. Saturday morning, dried the doors and seats, rolled up windows. Later that morning rolled down wi...

37 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Shaun Krouse
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Can I Swap Heads From A 2000 Subaru Outback To A 98 Subaru Forester Both 2....

4 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

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.