2001 Subaru Outback User Reviews

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    2001 Subaru Outback Limited Review
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    35

    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 Wagon Review
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    45

    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 Wagon Review
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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 Outback Review
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    35

    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 Wagon Review
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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 VDC Review
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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 Wagon Review
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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 Wagon Review
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    45

    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 VDC Review
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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 Wagon Review
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    45

    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

    2015 Subaru Outback Reviews

    2015 Outback Crossbar Is Curved!! By VTsubarubiker

    Subaru Outback for 2015 built-in rooftop crossbars are elliptical. Bicycle trays will tilt to one side. Does anyone out there know what risk attends to travelling at 70 MPH with bike on the rack tilt... Read More

    Its A Very Well Made Car With Alot Of Room And Very Quiet By reblhunter

    mostly i love the car the only thing id change is make the seats a little softer and maybe 20 more ft/lbs of torque for pulling my boat. but this is a 4 cyl. its great in the snow . i go ice fishing ... Read More

    2014 Subaru Outback Reviews

    Absolutely Love It. By cscott1958

    Looks, safety, handling, performance, reliability are all of very high standard. This is a car that we plan on owning for a very long time. It is a car known for safety and reliability, but the handl... Read More

    Not Perfect, But A Sweet, Smart Ride By rogier

    Two months ago, I bought a 2014 Outback Limited with leather seats, a moonroof, the backup camera, and the remote starter, but without the EyeSight system. The EyeSight, whose cameras are pretty clunk... Read More

    2013 Subaru Outback Reviews

    Great Car That Is Fun To Drive And Easy To Drive By Carter0027

    Love just about everything. The only thing that I think could be changed is the center computer. It's next to the speedometer and it gives no important information and doesn't need to be there. It als... Read More

    Good Solid Family Car With Luxury Appeal By Elissa

    I upgraded my Outback with EyeSight for safety and love it! I'm convinced it's saved me from a few fender benders already. I like the roominess. But I buy Subarus (this is my fourth) for their overall... Read More

    2012 Subaru Outback Reviews

    Good Vehicle That Does What It Is Designed To Do! By capfev

    One of the best if not the best AWD systems around with great handling and comfortable ride. It does however have too many blind spots, and the gas mileage could be better. All in all a very safe wa... Read More

    Capable All-weather Performer With Style. By Natron1971

    I have liked the reliability and overall build quality of the car. The handling and all-weather sure-footedness are very appreciated in the fall and winters in the PNW. We feel very safe going on fa... Read More

    2011 Subaru Outback Reviews

    Subaru Outback By WhitSmith

    Pretty good car for the moola. Every mechanic north of Massachusetts knows how to work on these cars. To say they are ubiquitous is an understatement. If you don't mind driving the same car as 1/2 the... Read More

    Standard Awd , Good Fuel Economy And Low Maintenance Costs By Lgberrios

    The handing is more than acceptable. The 2.5i Is visually appealing. It has a sporty look yet makes a great family car without having the "minivan look". There is ample cargo space and a spacious ar... Read More

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