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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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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon AWDReview
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My Wife Loves This Car. Perfect For Family Errands. — Assuming the engine is repaired, this is a fine car. Subaru is excellent for service and warranty work if needed(I have never needed any work until now) Great tires (Yokohama) are 10 months old and handles great. Nicest car I have ever owned. Bach seat has enough room and hatchback is great for groceries. Color and body are very attractive. A/C and heater both work great. All other options work also(electric windows, locks, CD player, am/fm, electric heated front seats.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Reliable and economical wagon. Always starts in winter. Wife loves the car for work and errands.

Cons: .Currently needs engine repair. Make some money and fix or re sell.

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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Wagon AWD Review
Heather says:
Loved: looks, handing, roomy interior and awd
vs2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Wagon AWD winning categories:
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2006 Subaru Outback Sport Review
GuruQYPGP says:
vs2009 Saturn Sky Red Line Hydro Blue Limited Edition
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Value Ranked 2009 Saturn Sky Red Line Hydro Blue Limited Edition better.
"Looks & power. "
2006 Subaru Outback Review
Just bought 2006 car (12 years old) with 116,000 miles. Excellent condition, engine still strong and refined; excellent handling, interior and exterior remain in good condition.
vs2007 Audi A4 Avant
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Handling Ranked 2007 Audi A4 Avant worse.
"Steering. "
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2006 Subaru Outback Review
kateotesting says:
Good just old and leaked oil
vs2020 Subaru Crosstrek
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Handling Ranked 2020 Subaru Crosstrek worse.
"Crosstrek is too sensitive, I assume it has to do with the assisted eyesight steering"
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Subaru Crosstrek worse.
"Outback seats were comfier and a higher trim package. Crosstrek seats are kinda hard"
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2006 Subaru Outback Sport Review
GuruH7PBG says:
Overall, I prefer the style of the 06 outback versus the 2019 cross track. Interior wise, obviously, the 2019 had more bells and whistle‘s including the feel of more room , except from my perception, the cargo area seemed larger for the 06. Color wise (06’/Silver vs. 19’/Blue)l and exteriors, I prefer that of the 06. In conclusion I ended up purchasing the 06. Bottom line, when I weighed everything out , I did not want to have to make payments or shell out $20,000 cash, excluding title, license, tags, and insurance.
vs2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Base AWD
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2006 Subaru Outback Review
Michele says:
I never had one of these.
vs2006 Volvo XC70 2.5T AWD
2006 Subaru Outback winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2006 Volvo XC70 2.5T AWD better.
"I dont know."
Front Seats Ranked 2006 Volvo XC70 2.5T AWD better.
"I have only rode in the back sat of a Subaru. It was comfortable enough."
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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Sedan AWD Review
Jbgolub624 says:
Very good seating and roomy. Easy to drive with good positive steering. Good all around visibility. Low maintenance vehicle. Like drop-down Boxer engine safety.
vs2006 Honda CR-V EX AWD
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Sedan AWD winning categories:
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Back Seats Ranked 2006 Honda CR-V EX AWD better.
"Back seats sit higher for us taller people. Slightly easier to get into back seats than into Subaru."
Family Car Ranked 2006 Honda CR-V EX AWD better.
"Frankly, these 2 cars compare nose-to-nose. Because I am 58, the Honda CRV is my choice because it is higher off ground. For my 52 friend, the Subaru fits her better. Both excellent vehicles."
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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Guru9PZZGK

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

Review By Guru9J4QP

What a great car ! And a great value Read More

2021 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Guru9QYNRC

Véhicule très intéressant, assez doux et confortable. Super traction intégrale. Petit bémol cependant, quelques moteur 2.5 devront être travailler pour cause de coulage d huile Read More

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 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

Review By Guru9PDK1Y

Terrible we bought that 2020 Subaru Outback not even 2 days and the infotainment screen is blacking out and the safety features are disabling. And the AC is not blowing cold. I looked at the Subaru f... Read More

2019 Subaru Outback Reviews

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

Review By Guru9K1M6L

I need something can tow 3500 lbs Toyota was an option but I like the look of the Subaru Read More

2018 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Guru9N3JLN

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

Review By Guru9N36B6

Love the 2018 Outback! Favorite car I’ve owned yet. Read More

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