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How Do I Remove The Interior Trim For Strut Replacement%3f 2001 Outback Wa...
I will be replacing the rear struts, and was just wondering if there were any tips or tricks for removing the trim to get at the top strut bolts.
2010 Subaru Outback Electric Seats Stopped Moving Up/down/back/forward, Cou...
Manual for Outback does not address electric seats, what could cause them to stop working? Would it be possible for something to come unplugged?
automatic shift stick hard to move bitween levels
Oil Usage/burning On New Subaru
I have a 2014 Subaru Outback. It has 8000 miles and is ready for its first oil change. However, a week or two ago the oil light came on and it needed a quart of oil. I have a 1988 Mercedes and it do...
Plastic Len Cover Repair
What is the best way to repair a red brake light lens cover? The hole is very small all the way through. I don't want water to get into the fixture.
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.