2005 Subaru Outback User Reviews

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    Displaying 21 - 27 of 27 2005 Subaru Outback reviews.

    2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R L.L. Bean Edition WagonReview
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    Love It To Death.. — Great car, Mine is all black so it is sleek. big improvement over previous years.

    Pros: Nice body style, good sound system. Good mileage on highway.

    Cons: No aux input in stereo.  Gas mileage drops significantly in city driving

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    2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited WagonReview
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    Sti For The Family - Turbo 250hp Engine Rocks — slick interior, awesome engine when in turbo range, sport-shift auto decent. Only real issue is that gear shifts are slow for really quick driving.

    Pros: Turbo engine, suspension

    Cons: slow automatic requires using sport-shift for any spirited driving
    Seats made for short-legged people don't support legs appropriately (I'm 6')

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    2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Limited WagonReview
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    My Wife Loves It And We Think It Was A Good Value — We think it is a great safe car that gets decent milage (@ 35k, we have been averaging 25 miles/gallon, which I think is good considering she uses the remote car start every morning to warm-up the car and she drive in heavy traffic to/from work)

    Owner for 2 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:18,000

    Pros: AWD

    Cons: Not as roomy inside as we would have hoped

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    2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R L.L. Bean Edition WagonReview
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    Perfect Family Car — Overall a good car. Plenty of room. Plenty of power. Fun to drive despite being a station wagon. Only gripes are that you can't upgrade the radio and coming from a sports car I feel the pedals are too far apart. My kid loves the sunroof.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Plenty of power, good cargo space.  Great for the mountains.

    Cons: Can't upgrade the radio.

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    2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited WagonReview
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    Brings Back The Driving Fun. — Best all around versatility in a SUV. It has all the features I would ever need in a vehicle in it's class and with off road capability to take me to my favorite fishing and hunting spots in PA. I enjoy driving again. Purchased from Chardon Motors and got a GREAT deal. License Plate lights went out, wasn't the bulbs but easy fix. I get about 25 +MPG with a K&N air filter and new NGK Iridium Laser spark plugs..

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Best AWD system in the country.

    Cons: Tires a little noisy when cold.

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    2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Limited WagonReview
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    All-around Winner. — I love that it is one of the safest cars on the road for all passengers. It is a fun little wagon that is easy to drive in all weather conditions. This is my fourth Subaru that I have owned, and I will always drive one.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great handling, quick, and easy on gas consumption.

    Cons: I wish it was a little roomier.

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    2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Limited Wagon Review
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    Great car. Im glad the windows are clear. Easy to work on. Reliable while driving and reliable during cold weather.
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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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