Subaru Outback Experts

#1 Markw1952
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Markw1952
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Will You Keep Your Car Past 200,000 Miles?

OK, so, we all know that the best value is keeping your car running as long as possible after its paid for. So, how many of you generally keep your car beyond 200,000 miles. Sure, there's goin...

17 views with 3 answers (last answer 7 hours ago)
bertajane
5

How Do I Get My Cd's Out Of My 2002 Outback 6 Cd Player. It Used To Work, N...

2002 Subaru Outback multi CD, cd's stuck. we tried the eject button, doesn't work. When turning on car it sounds like cd's are moving around, they don't play either. We don't really want to take dash...

12 views with 2 answers (last answer about a day ago)
JVTP
0

I Tow A 1600 Pound T@b Camper, Tongue Weight 155 Lbs. I Am Looking At A 201...

29 views with 4 answers (last answer about a day ago)
Chris England
230

What Engine Is A Direct Swap Without Any Troubles In My 2000 Subaru Outbac...

Hey all... NEWBIE here... i have a 2000 Subaru outback limited with the 2.5 sohc... was on a trip last month about 200 miles from home and it started knocking... but i cannot find a 2.5 engine... SO ...

11,071 views with 35 answers (last answer about a day ago)
kellden
10

Compatible Parts?

I have a 2000 Outback that needs the rear differential replaced. Due to cost is was recommended that I purchase used off have eBay to save money. The best price and condition that I found is for a...

11 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 days 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.