2001 Subaru Outback Top Comparisons

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2001 Subaru Outback LimitedReview
Nicole writes:
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Awesome, Can't Wait To Buy A Newer One! — LOVE IT! Couldn't ask for a better car for Minnesota winters! Handles like a snowmobile...only HEATED! Love the fact that I own a Subaru, and like how it drives. The only downside is that the door seals have kinda withered, which results in some wind noise that moves through the cabin while driving, but they just need to be replaced, shouldn't be too tough..Overall, great car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: All wheel drive, heated seats, leather, sunroof

Cons: Can be a bit pricey to repair if you don't know the right mechanic, or live in a SMALL town, gas mileage could be better, but hey, it's AWD, in a small package

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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean Edition WagonReview
phlebotomist writes:
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Great I'd Buy Another One In A Heart Beat — Really love my L.L. Bean outback. Nothing to dislike everything to love. The builid Quality is very good, and the AWD gives a lot of confidence. I appreciate the rarity of the engine, I especially like the fact that the 3.0 was developed as a collaboration between Subaru and Porsche.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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2001 Subaru Outback Base WagonReview
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Get It If You Like To Drive In The Rain. — Great fun cause of the AWD! Sluggish pickup, small brakes, but once you start powersliding you forget about all of that! Great car to own but the maintenance regiment seems to be somewhat costly. That is about all I have to say.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Powerslides

Cons: Sparkplug Changes

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2001 Subaru OutbackReview
Colby writes:
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I Want Its Brother The Impreza — Its drives great it just isn't the most attractive car ever. It handles awesome and is surprisingly pretty quick for a wagon. It is also pretty cool that it is awd so no getting stuck in snow or mud etc.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its fun to drive.

Cons: Its ugly.

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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean Edition WagonReview
rockycdm writes:
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Would By Another One If I Needed To — Comparable to a Volvo 750xct but half the price. Great value for the money. Reliable. nice acceleration with the 3L 6cyl engine. Nice trim with L.L.Bean. Low maintenance. Can drive it anywhere without fear because of its AWD. Definitely fun to drive even though it is a station wagon. Lots of room.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great value.

Cons: none

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2001 Subaru Outback H6-3.0 VDCReview
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2001 Subaru Outback Vdc 135k — I really love the way it drives & handles. It is extremely easy to see out of. However, it lacks a bit of get up & go on the onramps, although manually shifting sure helps! Its been very cheap to own so far. I got one that wasn't too well taken care of at 130k, but so far I've lucked out with just a few minor cheap repairs. I haven't been able to drive it yet in the winter since I bought it in June, but I heard these cars are phenomenal for snow & ice, and it is exceptional in the rain. I don't really like the McIntosh radio itself because it has no aux jack, but the sound system is excellent! This car is super quick to heat up, especially the heated seats, and the air conditioning rocks! I also love the storage capacity, it has been so handy, although I wish the seats folded into the floor. I don't care if people make fun of my wagon, it is a lot of fun to drive, and very cheap to own! Now if it would only get better mileage...!

Pros: Comfort, driveability, visibility, cargo capacity

Cons: Location of heated seat controls, rear seats not folding into floor, gas mileage

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2001 Subaru Outback Base WagonReview
Alexander writes:
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Love This Car — What can i say, it's a Subie. It's reliable and solid as a rock, it is meticulously detailed inside and out and well taken care of. I learned the ins and outs of this car and could take it out and put it back together again. It's what makes a Subaru, a Subaru

Pros: Alesome car that is quick and light

Cons: Not very powerful, and the 00-04 have headgasket issues

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2001 Subaru Outback Limited WagonReview
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Ultra-reliable. — There when you need it.

Pros: AWD, Bullet-proof Subaru Quality

Cons: slug on wheels

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2001 Subaru Outback H6-3.0 VDCReview
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Safe, Solid, Practical, And Powerful...but Leaky. —

It's been a very good car at 100,000 miles I still have a lot of faith that it will remain a safe and sensible family car for years to come. The H6 engine provides plenty of power and very good acceleration once you figure out how to manage the throttle (the traction control system does not hesitate to interject when putting the pedal to the floor, and you can't manually turn it off). I've also had the mixed fortune of demonstrating how well the vehicle dynamics control (VDC) works in assisting with lateral stability, and I can say that it is impressive. It definitely safe to say that traction is not a problem in this car. The car makes a good towing vehicle as well. The 6 cylinder powerplant delivers adequate torque will pulling, and the extremely rigid chassis and disc brakes all-around make for a reassuring towing experience. Unfortunately, in the long-standing tradition of the Subaru...it leaks...and leaks. The car has been plagued with minor seepage since we bought it at 68k miles. These leaks are various and typically minor in their severity, but also fairly expensive to repair. Overall, I would certainly recommend the Outback--6 cylinder VDC model specifically, as a smart alternative to SUVs and minivans for small families.

Pros: *Safety ratings are among the highest of any car: LATCH child seat mounts (not standardized until '03 or '04), all-wheel-drive, side airbags, 4-wheel disc brakes and ABS, traction control and an extremely rigid chassis.

*Lots of cargo space, even for a wagon.

*Other beefy build attributes including suspension, plastic trim and hefty tire dimensions help ensure road worthiness against the potholes and shopping carts.

*Great towing capabilities for a car.

* Surprising acceleration--once you learn how.

* Plenty of luxury car amenities in the VDC model.

Cons: *Oil leaks

*Rear seat space for rearward-facing child seats

* Out-of-sync granola mom styling

*Great-sounding  top-end McIntosh sound system has dramatically-outdated controls and display.

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2001 Subaru Outback Limited WagonReview
VtDrumrboy writes:
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Very Dependable, Comfortable Ride. — This is the ideal car for Vermont drivers. Excellent handling in snow, never hesitates to start in below-zero temps. Comfortable ride, too! I love it!

Owner for 0 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By buck

Awesome car. Total head turner too! Its not missing anything. Read More

2021 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Patrick

Great ride. So far it’s living up to its mileage boast. Wicked comfortable. Awesome amount of little bells and whistles and at only 26K and I got the zero percent interest it’s worth every penny. Read More

Review By Hwalck

Love the outback owned them for about 15 yrs will definitely buy another when its time Read More

2020 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Marlene

I love my car! This car outshines every car in its class. The options that come standard would cost thousands to purchase in another vehicle. It rides amazing. More room than other cars. I have the ... Read More

Review By Guru9VKZGJ

This is our second Outback. It is a great all around car-versatile, has a nice ride, and its very very safe! The upgrades with the Limited package are too numerous to mention. Read More

2019 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By VintagePcars

Best Subaru built. This isn’t the vehicle I will buy. Read More

Review By Guru9VKRPP

Great car. The Touring model is loaded with all the whistles and bells. Read More

2018 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By VTnate

Subarus (especially the Outback) are the most versatile and comfortable automobiles made. Although they have gotten more expensive over they last decade, they are a good deal for all you get: the bes... Read More

Review By bdoug12

Beautiful car. I love the way it handles. Safety and reliablity are the things Subaru is known for! Its like a dang luxury car. Read More

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