2002 Subaru Outback User Reviews

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    2002 Subaru Outback Review
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    2002 Subaru Outback Base Wagon Review
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    85

    2002 Subaru Outback — This is the best AWD car I have ever owned,.If you are looking for something that you can travel in and never let you down, this would be the car for you! It has automatic everything and alloy rims.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Best car I have ever owned.

    Cons: Nothing.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2002 Subaru Outback H6-3.0 VDC Wagon Review
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    It's Just An Awesome Car. — Love the reliability and functionality of the car. Not expensive to maintain it. It is expensive to fix if not handled properly. Let the right people fix your car. All the accessories on it work great. The VDC (vehicle dynamics control) works great and helps in the braking and steering.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Drives and rides great; gets pretty good mileage.  Goes great in off road and slippery conditions.  Looks good with wife in it....(her addition to this).  She loves it

    Cons: the suspensions "squeaks"..

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    2002 Subaru Outback Base Wagon Review
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    Very Reliable — I like how smooth it runs, gas expenses are really low for the distances I drive daily. The braking is good, acceleration is average after all it isn't a sports car and it has a small engine. The steering wheel is also very smooth, easy to drive.

    Pros: Very good for outdoor activities. Big Trunk for equipment and also you can put things on the roof of the car.
    Very practical for families with kids who require a lot of stuff.
    Perfect for college students too (I would know I am one right now)

    Cons: Probably not the hottest car out there.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean Edition Wagon Review
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    55

    Can't Go Wrong With The Llbean Edition — The LLBEAN edition is just the right height so I can reach on top of the car without needing a tall helper to pull my skis down. (Newer models are too big and high) It provides just enough clearance and control so I can drive safely on the snow. It provides enough power to pack it up and haul over the mountain passes. The LLBEAN edition also provides amazing visibility through the back windows, and has power adjustable side mirrors. (They have decreased the window sizes for newer models). The Consumer reports had 'happy circles' for all the aspects of the car, except the electronics. There has been maybe 2 issues with the electronics since buying the car that have changed the functionality.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Have driven this car over 248,000 miles with reliability in conditions of mud and snow. Has provided comfort for groups traveling.

    Cons: Requires Premium gas for LL Bean Edition

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    2002 Subaru Outback Base Wagon Review
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    Would Buy It Again — This vehicle does everything except tow a load. It is a reliable vehicle that has been used hard and has rarely needed repair. I can always fit everything I need to fit into this car (including my dog) for every type of trip necessary and have never wished this car was larger.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Large interior payload. Easy to drive. Great visibility.

    Cons: Seats not comfortable for long trips.

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    2002 Subaru Outback H6-3.0 Review
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    Great Car For The Fuel Millage And Is Off Road Capible — The car has been great when it comes to quality, it has everything you need and more. Power is good from the 3.0 V6 Horizontal engine and is even better with the AWD. I have never seen it in a car but this one has a power band that kicks in at 4200RPM. I find it very handy due to most cars will lack in power the higher the RPM. The ride comfort is magnificent and the design almost European which makes it brilliant.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable.
    Climate control is wonderful.
    Never lacks in power.

    Cons: Maintenance is high
    Takes 6 quarts of oil
    Windy cockpit is annoying

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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    2002 Subaru Outback Limited Review
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    Best Car I Have Ever Owned! — I would never get another brand of car again, it is the best car in the snow and rain I have ever driven. I get 27.5 MPG highway and 23 city and it is true balanced all wheel drive. It has over 180,000 miles and still runs like it's brand new and my grandmother had her Subaru Legacy for over 255,000 miles before someone wrecked into her I have heard them running up to 450,000 miles before and that's what I intend to get out of mine.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: I love limited version but overall Subaru makes great cars.

    Cons: I don't like that mine came with a 4 cylinder it's a little weak when fully loaded with a roof rack but then again it gets great gas mileage.

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    2002 Subaru Outback Base Wagon Review
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    Best Awd For The Money — Love Subaru's we've owned 3. If you deal with snow and ice there are no better cars to have. Head gaskets on 2002 fail. We've replaced ours. Window seals go over time too. Other than that no problems. Drive happy!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great in snow. Lots of storage space. Good pick and acceleration

    Cons: Fuel economy, smallish tank, head gaskets are known to go.

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    2002 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon Review
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    Good Overall — 205bhp,the car great clearance for a small suv, has a wonderful ride. does tend to have a ackword breathing noise when the air is on. the car is a excellant car though to drive and to experiance the outback in any city/country areas.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: ground clearance

    Cons: automatic

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

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    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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