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Subaru Eyesight

Does anyone out here have the new Subaru Eyesight and how well does it work? Would you purchase it again?

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1999 Subaru Outback Park Lights Will Not Shut Off.

My 1998 Subaru Outback park lamps will not shut off. Never had a problem, came home turned the car off and park lamps will not shut off. I have to disconnect the battery. Does anybody have a cure or ...

1,536 views with 10 answers (last answer about a day ago)

I've Got A 2006 Subaru Outback That Just Had The Engine Replaces. Occasiona...

Misfire when stepping on the gas coming out of a turn.

40 views with 12 answers (last answer about a day ago)

Boxer H4 Or Inline 5 - 2.5

Would you rather have the H4 or Inline 5 Cylinder with the same displacement? The Inline 5 would have an extra cylinder but have a smaller bore vs. the Four. Which of these engines would be smoother...

19 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 days ago)

Have Any Of You Had Problems With Your Front Drivers Side Brake Caliper Sti...

I was thinking i had a wheel out of balance because i was getting a shake in my steering wheel. So i went to Schwabs and the balance all the wheels. Then they put it on the alignment rack and guess ...

9 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 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.