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2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited WagonReview
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Sportiest Wagon, Bar-none. — Turbo boxer engine with a manual 5 speed in a wagon! What else could you ask for? We love it anyway! Has great leather interior, and over the 3 years we have owned has not needed any major repairs.

Pros: Great turning radius, 0-60 in 6.5 seconds, has the soul of a WRX STI!

Cons: Use only premium fuel.

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2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 i WagonReview
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Great Car For The Family — This thing handles great in all weather conditions. It's got enough ground clearance so you're not scared to take it off the beaten path.

Pros: Great AWD system.

Cons: Some rattles from interior plastics (easily fixed if you don't mind pulling the plastic off)

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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 XT Wagon Review
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Power Ranked 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited Wagon better.
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2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited Wagon Review
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Power Ranked 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited Wagon better.
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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Subaru Outback Reviews

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Drove a loaner for a day and half love the style the handling and feeling safe driving it Read More

2021 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Guru9QYNRC

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Review By Jon

Upgraded to 2021 Limited from a 2016 Outback. Like the improvements for the seat positioning options, mirror adjustment integration to driver choice, and of course the touch panel in the middle. Wil... Read More

2020 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Danny

The Touring trim is extremely comfortable, great tech, and drives like a beauty with the XT. Found a Great Deal with Cargurus to a good dealership, and was happy with how it all worked out. Read More

Review By Guru9PSVBQ

The Outback is exactly what we are looking for and are not disappointed with our choice. Although it is a mid-size SUV, it doesnt feel and ride like one. Very smooth on the road and handles great. Pl... Read More

2019 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Joe

Great car, our third Outback. I see no reason to drive anything else. Comfortable, handles well, good mileage. Read More

Review By MRK_AK

I love the Outback but it has been my Alaskan dream car for quite a while. It helps me drive safer than the traded-in sports car and it has much higher clearance for the snow. Gobs of safety features,... Read More

2018 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Guru9RNSF9

Love my car but , the infotainment system is a nuisance!!! Had the factory installed replacement done a little over a year ago and now the system is acting like it is possessed. I can not turn it off,... Read More

Review By Guru9N3JLN

good solid car. price for a 2018 was out of our budget Read More

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