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2003 Subaru Outback H6-3.0Review
Eve writes:
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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 WagonReview
Cameron writes:
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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 WagonReview
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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 WagonReview
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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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2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon Review
William says:
I purchased one of these things used from an unscrupulous dealer. It needed a lot of work, and I wound up getting rid of it after a year. BUT, if I could do it over again Id probably fix the car up and keep it. You simply have to drive one of these things to appreciate it.
vs2003 Honda Civic LX
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Power Ranked 2003 Honda Civic LX better.
"They have similar horsepower, buy the Outback is heavier than the Civic, and takes longer to accelerate. "
Handling Ranked 2003 Honda Civic LX better.
"The wagon is large, and you cant zip around as much in it. Its not quite as nimble as the small sedan."
Looks/Style Ranked 2003 Honda Civic LX worse.
"I like wagons. Also the body cladding and fog lights combined with luggage rack give the impression of an ideal mixture of toughness and practicality. "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Honda Civic LX worse.
"Its a wagon."
Family Car Ranked 2003 Honda Civic LX worse.
"You have more room to put people or things in the Outback. Plus it has a roof rack. Its great for a road trip. Its a wagon."
Value Ranked 2003 Honda Civic LX worse.
"Its simply more fun to drive a wagon. It has all wheel drive too. Its better in the snow. And you can do a little off roading. "
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Honda Civic LX worse.
"I like a tough wagon. And despite its reputation I thought the Civic had its share of maintenance issue. "
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2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon Review
DeborahC says:
Not bad for an automatic. Seemed roomier than the 2006 outback sport
vs2003 Subaru Outback Sport
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2003 Subaru Outback Sport Review
DeborahC says:
Better handling and pep with manual drive. Not as roomy.
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2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon Review
GuruXDV5K says:
Ive enjoyed driving this car, excellent in the snow, with the most comfortable ride, better than the ford fiesta(2013) and the Toyota Prius V(2012)
vs2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon
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Back Seats Ranked 2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon better.
"same"
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Value Ranked 2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon better.
"I bought this car used at about 78k miles, put another 100k miles on it with just regular maintenance on it. The engine lost the timing belt at 178k miles. This was my fault. It would have gone easily many more miles if I had changed the timing belt as recommended."
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon better.
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2003 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon Review
Radone says:
vs2003 Ford Escape XLS AWD
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Front Seats Ranked 2003 Ford Escape XLS AWD worse.
"They are Heated Leather seats, look great, and very comfortable."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Ford Escape XLS AWD better.
"It appears to be visually bigger, as in taller and wider. I believe they are actually very close in actual cubic feet."
2003 Subaru Outback Limited Review
GuruXDV5K says:
vs2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon
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Back Seats Ranked 2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon better.
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon better.
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Value Ranked 2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon better.
"I bought this car used at about 78k miles, put another 100k miles on it with just regular maintenance on it. The engine lost the timing belt at 178k miles. This was my fault. It would have gone easily many more miles if I had changed the timing belt as recommended."
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon better.
"Price"

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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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