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2005 Subaru OutbackReview
Roberto writes:
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Excellent AWD Car. The style is far ahead of its time. The Electronics are also far ahead of its time...

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2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R L.L. Bean Edition WagonReview
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Above Top 3 Of Every Car I Have Ever Had — There is a lot to like and not a lot not to like. The only things I disliked about the car are insignificant things that bothered me because I'm a bit of a car snob. Definitely quite a favorite. I would have another Outback in a second.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks, bad weather performance, comfort, power, extremely reliable, you can fit nearly anything in it

Cons: The gas mileage could be better but it's respectable for what it is.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 i WagonReview
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Excellent. Love The Subi's So Much I Just Bought My 6th One....used But Well Loved — Love everything about the 05 Subi. Very comfortable vehicle. Very user friendly. Performance is fine. Everything I need to get around in an economical vehicle. Maintenance is very low and economical. I spent less on this vehicle with almost 200,00 miles than my friends do on theirs with less than half the mileage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The 2005 Outback 2.5i is agreat car. I just bought my sixth Subi.  Handles quite well especially on snow.   Very economical.  I get around 28-30 MPG almost all of the time.  Very reliable.  Never been stranded.

Cons: Catalytic convertor sensors flip the check engine light to on,  which prevents the cruise control from working.   Dummest thing I ever heard of.  But that is about the only bad thing I can think of.

20 of 22 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Subaru Outback 3.0RReview
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Best Car I Ever Owned — Fun to drive and easy to work on..... Love the Subaru H6 3.0 horizontally opposed engine. I was called to work during snow storm. The roads had 7 inches of un-plowed snow. The tires were 75% worn and this car handled the trip no trouble at all. Very Dependable!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I love this car, my daily driver.  Will get me through any weather!  It handles like a dream, very fast, quiet and comfortable for the family

Cons: fuel mileage very poor for a 4 door sedan.  (16mpg-20mpg)

11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT WagonReview
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Absolutely Fun To Drive On And Off Road — What else is there to say, it's a Subaru, fun to drive on and off road, and has never let me down on even it's worst day... Lots of work has gone into this car to make it mine. Just need a bigger car for a growing family.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The power that comes from the 4 Cyl Turbo Boxer

Cons: Maintenance and parts are $$$

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 i WagonReview
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An Attractive Car That Is Fun To Drive And Really Good On Gas Mileage. — The mileage is great. I averaged 23 to 24 in the city, and over 30 mpg on the highway. It handles great, and this is with 170,000 miles on it. A great car for hauling people or stuff wherever you want to go.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The flat boxster four-cylinder is fun to drive, and the low center of gravity and AWD make for great handling.  It is a driver's car.  Lots of room for storage, and excellent trim level.

Cons: It is a few inches narrower than the typical American SUV, such as the Ford Escape.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 i WagonReview
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2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i — Great car all around. Never have had a problem with the car. Great in the snow. Great in the rain. Subaru Outbacks hold their value as well as any other car. Would recommend them to anyone who ever asks me!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great car. Great in snow as well as all other elements

Cons: None

11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 i WagonReview
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I Love This Car. I'm Looking At Getting Another Outback Down The Road In A Year Or Two. — Well, I'm not sure what information to put in here, so here goes: I drove my outback off the lot with 50 miles on the odometer. It now has 128000 miles on it. I am confident it can go for another 128000 and more as long as I continue to take care of the vehicle!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Gas Mileage, 5 speed manual, cargo storage, handling, take off.

Cons: Only negative I can say about the car is when it rains, the moisture can cause firing issues, and cause the vehicle to bog.

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2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Limited WagonReview
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Blackbear Was A Great Car For Every Use — Awesome ride, very comfy. Has everything you could need and more. You can go anywhere with these. I would love to own a coupe or sedan and another wagon like this. The ground clearance is great for the snow and the heated seats are great for coming down the mountain after a day of boarding. Headlights are super bright stock, more power from a turbo would have been nice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: comfy plush ride, great sound system factory bose

Cons: you might want to have kids with all the room

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT WagonReview
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Great Daily Driver — The 2005 Subaru Outback is the ultimate car if you live in a ski town. It has a 250 hp engine that redlines at 6500 rpm. It can be a bunch of fun to drive. It has some flaws though. It has massive turbo lag. It understeers really bad when pushed to the limits. It's built well, and hasn't been taken into the shop for anything unscheduled. It gets about 22 combined mpg.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Reliable, All-Wheel-Drive Grip, Practical

Cons: Turbo-Lag, All-Wheel-Drive Understeer

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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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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