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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...

10 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 days ago)

Awd Standard?

Can you name any other car other than a Subaru that offers all wheel drive as standard equipment?

23 views with 7 answers (last answer about a day ago)

Dual Clutch Vs. Cvt - Reliability Shoot Out

Dual-clutch transmissions, which date back decades, were developed in Europe. They work like a pair of manual transmissions operating in tandem -- one with the odd-numbered gears, another with the e...

4 views with 1 answer (last answer about a day ago)

How Important Is Your Safety?

Statistical analysis demonstrates that newer cars are safer and are less likely to injure occupants in a car crash, so, doesn't it make sense to drive newer cars offering better safety protection ...

34 views with 9 answers (last answer 15 hours ago)

Analog Gauges - How Accurate Are They Really?

In talking with some people I'm getting the impression from them that the analog gauge is really an optical illusion and not any more accurate than the warning lights on your dashboard? They say ...

46 views with 13 answers (last answer 4 hours 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.