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2006 Subaru OutbackReview
Jh1971 writes:
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Basically Fine car with enough features to drive in comfort.

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Guru9YTFS1 writes:
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I thought everything looked ok on this vehicle. Happy

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Guru95MXYW writes:
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I dont speak French, he would not deal with me even though he speaks English. I offered to show up and pay cash for the car.

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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Sedan AWDReview
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2006 Fun Daily Driver... Bring On The Snow! — My favorite thing about this Outback is the "Black Leather Interior" Subaru has some sort of fetish against Black leather in their Outback's. Amen to the Gods because I love it with comparison to my LL Bean sedan with Beige leather that shows everything. I'll continue to pray someday Subaru will walk to the dark side and offer something other than lovely beige or dark, yes you guessed it ... Beige interior. While I'm venting I'll also say that I'll continue to buy"old" Outback's because I prefer a car no SUV for me. I really like the ride and style while still being able to drive through a foot of snow like it's only a few inches.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Quality, versatility, cost of owning, maintenance performed easily

Cons: Owning the 6cyl, I miss the power.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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2006 Subaru Outback 3.0 R Wagon AWDReview
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Granny Wagon (kids Call It That) — This is good, reliable car that has room for multiple hockey bags and sticks. Good freeway driving. Slow to respond when stepping hard on gas. Doesn't feel like you grip the road well, and feels like you are floating on water.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Reliable car. Lot's of cargo space.

Cons: Slow to accelerate. Feels like you are floating when driving.

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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon AWDReview
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Glad To Trade My Manhood — wonderful car, I have yet to meet a Subaru owner who did not like their cars. Good handling in the snow, I take it camping and enjoy the cargo space. This is my first Subaru. Can not wait to get another one next year.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Great in the snow, sporty feel with the sport shift

Cons: backseat is limited for adults

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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon AWDReview
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Subaru Will Take You There! — The car comes with every option that I would like to have except a doc for an MP3 player. The design is well planned for comfort and performance. The 4 cylinder engine has plenty of power for every day driving or high speed cruzing. The selectiable manual / auto transmission satisfies the need for compression shifting without a clutch. I would purchase the car again for freezing climate and snow driving it can't be beat.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: This is my third Subaru.  I find them hard to beat in terms of reliability and utility.  The Subaru Outback will take you there in comfort with good ride quality and safety. The mixed fuel economy is about 25 MPG and often 30 on freeway trips.  The engin is quiet and vibration free.  The car handles like a sports car due to the low center of gravity and independant suspension.

Cons: The only reason for me to sell this car is the 4 cyliner motor and towing capacity.  I bought a travel trailer and need a v-8 to pull it.  Otherwise I would drive it for a long time more.

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2006 Subaru Outback SportReview
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Great Car!! — Amazing car with a great engine. Better fuel efficiency than the WRX, but not as powerful or fun to drive. Better ground clearance than other Imprezas, and still small enough to drive easily. Great car/driver communication.

Pros: Unstoppable in the snow, and excellent reliability.

Cons: No sunroof and more low-end torque to be desired. Doesn't really get on power until 3500 RPM. Can't seem to get more than 28 MPG no matter how carefully I drive.

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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon AWDReview
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2006 Subaru Outback Plenty Of Power Great Handling —

I have only had this car a few days but it's been fun to drive and was surprised by the way this car handles! Driving through the mountains both up and down hill, the standard 2.5i has plenty of power even with 130,000 miles on it. The AWD drivetrain really does work great, I can feel the tranfer case shift and adjust the power to the wheels when going around long low banking curves downhill. I'm very happy that I choose this car as my utility drive around second car. I got the power I wanted, got the gas mileage which was my main reason for getting a second car, plus an added surprise the great handling and tight suspension. Updated 5-2015 I've had the car 7 months and still like driving it but I have found some things that I feel Subaru have fallin behind on, my 1994 Chevy PU would lock the doors and turn on the head lights when it would start to get dark! My 2006 subaru Doesn't automaticly lock the door when the car starts to move or the brake is released and it isn't even a option. I haven't had to lock doors for over 20 years this is my biggest complaint as I always forget to and if I ever got into a accident I might just be flying out. Also this is the Sqeekest car I have ever owed. I replaced the struts and all the Front end bushing as they were over due at a 130,000 miles and now I'm going to have to do the same to the rear end as the Squeaking is getting louder. I'm begining to wish I hadn't bought into the Hype of the Subaru brand as I Put over 160,00 miles on 5, 1-ton work trucks and they didn't squeak or need all there suspension replaced at 132,000 miles. This morning I found out that I have a oil leak coming from a Head Gasket $1,600.00 to fix, It's a problem this manufacture has had for 20 year and they didn't solve until after 2009 models, where they changed gasket materials. Per a Mechanic they have been making replacement gaskets to solve this problem for lots of years but they continued to use the old style on new cars all the way up to 2009 models. Which is great for Subaru Service shops as they Charge way over $2500.00 to replace the gaskets. Beware of used Subaru's up to 2009 models as a head gasket replacement will be needed.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Power, Handling around curves, Great Fuel economy, Fun to drive in Mountains

Cons: Drivers seating area a little tight, accessory power outlets don't work when car is shut off can't charge phone. Console storage compartment small and hard to reach if driving. Suspension Bushing Sqeek a lot when worn. Suspension sways side to side a lot if streeing wheel is turned fast at hiway speeds to avoid obstacle on road

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2006 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L.L.Bean Edition Sedan AWDReview
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It's Like A Sport-bike With 4 Wheels. — At the time of purchase I was unaware of just how different the 06 Outback would be from the 01. I'm happy to say even after years of ownership I still Love it because it's a blast to drive and fun! Being a consultant off/on for years at a major tire manufacture often bought their brands. Recently my mechanic recommended replacing the OEM tires with Cooper GS4 Touring, although we haven't had a foot of snow I'm pleasantly surprised how quiet and really like the Cooper tire's versus the Bridgestone Potenza's. Subaru - Hey anyone listening?? I refuse to own an SUV!!! Your most loyal owners bought their Subaru because they are quirky and sleepers. "No desire to own or drive an SUV"

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Power, The only LL Bean Sedan in the area, it's fun!!!  Quality, value,  A blast to drive in the winter.

Cons: They no longer make the Outback in a sedan.  Beige - Beige - Beige   arrrgh!! Did I mention the interior was "Beige"  not a fan.

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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 Guru9SVM2H

For the base model that I test drove, this car has a lot of safety features. Only thing missing was a blind spot alert or warning of some kind. Read More

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

2020 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Brandon

Safety features of this vehicle are awesome. The functionality is very practical and easy to use. I love outback because they are good good mix of rugged and luxury. They also hold their value very we... Read More

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

2019 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By James

Ive driven a 2011 Subaru Outback for 10 years., Our new, used 2019 Outback has many added features that add to our driving experience. Love it. Read More

Review By Matemy

Excellente voiture! Bonne consommation d’essence. Bonne tenue de route! J’attends la neige maintenant! Read More

2018 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Guru9SWRWQ

Good value. A little overwhelming with many controls. Large car. Rides well. Read More

Review By Nakia

Bought the 3.6R and absolutely love it. It isnt perfect to everyone but it definitely surprises them to know that its a Subaru. It also ticks all the boxes I require. I kayak fish A LOT so the utilit... Read More

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