2003 Subaru Outback User Reviews

2003 Subaru Outback Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2003 Subaru Outback against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 14 of 14 2003 Subaru Outback reviews.

    2003 Subaru Outback H6-3.0 Review
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    115

    Deiving The "short Bus" — Overall, a good car. Dull to drive, bad transmission programing (for CAFE I'm sure) but this thing is a tank. Minor problems, still runs like a champ at 98,000 miles.Low maintenance costs, 22.6 mpg combined fuel economy running on regular.

    Pros: Reliable, dependable, low cost of ownership.

    Cons: Bad transmission programming.

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    2003 Subaru Outback H6-3.0 VDC Wagon Review
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    55

    Good Driving And Handeling. — 4/5 Overall, 5/5 Performance, 4/5 Build Quality, 3/5 Appearance, and I would recomend it to others. I think it has very good performance.

    Pros: Performance is good.

    Cons: Appearance is medium.

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    2003 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon Review
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    55

    This Is Our Second Outback That We Purchased Used And It Has Proven To Be Another Quality Car. — This is our sixth Subaru and it continues to meet the quality and dependability that we have come to expect from the brand. We were pleasantly surprised that with 60-65 mph highway speeds it can provide 30 mpg fuel economy! Not bad at all for 2003 technology!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It is a dependable car, solidly constructed, with a good foot-print that provides secure handling.  It is also great that it has a 2400 lb rated towing capacity and has the fuel economy of a 4 cylinder engine.

    Cons: The timing belt replacement is an expensive maintenance item because the water pump should be replaced as well since the engine teardown is already there.  Replacement of the head gaskets is also recommended at this time if they have seepage or an actual oil leak.  After some years there will be wind noise at each exterior mirror mount point due to shrinkage of the rubber membrane there.

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    2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon Review
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    65

    Love It Doubt I Would By Any Other Brand Unless They Show Some Pretty Strong Reasons — Great family car but desperatly needs the STI 2.5 upgrade, goes well for what it is and never breaks down, great options for the age and trim level of vehicle. will out handle most cars without even trying, why does FWD even still exist?

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Resale on these is good,

    Cons: Don't kid yourself into believing they are a true "Offroad 4x4"

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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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