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dawnaldduck
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Why Would I Smell Gas Fumes In My 2002 Subaru Outback Sedan Only When Tempe...

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borisdennis
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How Can I Get The Truck To Unlock? I Can Hear It Click Open But Unable To O...

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subiedude
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So I Have A Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, It's A Great Great Car But I'm No...

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Zach8611
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My Car Won't Accelerate 2004 Subaru Outback

The other morning I went out to my car warmed it up to temperature then started my drive to work after driving about a mile I turned onto another road and went to accelerate and nothing would hap...

22 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)
SNDSND
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Can't Open Only Passenger Window Subaru Outback 2008 3.0 R L.l. Bean Editio...

Opened and closed passenger widow with the button on driver's side.Tried again 5 minutes later and window doesn't move.

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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.