2008 Subaru Outback Top Comparisons

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 iReview
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I love an All-Wheel-Drive. The Subaru has symetrical AWD, equal drive to all wheels. There's nothing like getting into a slide on a loose or muddy road and having the confidence to drive through the situation without losing control. With the high safety rating that Subaru have earned, I feel confident to put my family in this car and know they will be as safe as they can be. Pros: AWD, love it. Subaru reliability. Resale value. Three mode auto trans, Auto - Sport Auto - Sport Manual . 8.6L/100Km ave. The 2.5L boxer 4cyl motor can be very spritley when you give it the ask and use the auto to full capability. Very comfortable seats. Ergonomics are excellent. everything is at your fingertips. Looks great (well, we think so!). Reasonable load space for a car of this size. Cons: Not that good for towing (surprisingly). No low range with the auto. Has had a small rattle in the drivers door and a squeek in the drivers seat since we bought it. Cruise control could be more precise. The 2.5L boxer engine is tuned for long life, not performance; With the auto, it can be a slug at times. Overall: It's a nice drive. Nothing too outrageous or to boring. It's a car that is built for a purpose and it fulfills it's purpose perfectly.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: See above

Cons: See above

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT LimitedReview
Francisco writes:
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Good Choice. — The worst: seats are very uncomfortable, and interior measures: it is very small for a car of its size. The best: the rest. It is awesome. High MPG, fast acceleration, AWD stands AWESOMED, reliable. It's a pitty not having more engine offer, mainly turboes.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: For experiencing grip in all circumstances.

Cons: The seats.

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 iReview
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Subaru Is The Best. — First I was sceptical about getting an Outback, but once I got it I love it. It is very spacious, when it comes to performace the four cilynder engine does it's job, it is powerful. Build quality is very nice, better then my previous cars that I owned, I like the way it look inside and Outside. I tried my on ice, snow, sand, dirt, and the handling is very good due to symmetrical All Wheel Drive. My gas milage is great, from the whole tank I can get about 300-320 miles. I get city 20-21 mpg/g and highway 25-26 mpg/g. And my average is 22.6-23.5 mpg/g. When it comes to maintanance Subarus are build to live.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The value you of a car for the money you pay!!!

Cons: non

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 iReview
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Doesn't Get Much Better Than This For Value — Reliable, great in snow, quality interior, hauls all toys, easy on the pocketbook, good gas mileage relative to full time four wheel drive, still under warranty so I don't know about the cost of ownership over the life of the car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: gets me to work day in an day out

Cons: a bit small for someone who is close to six foot

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i LimitedReview
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Outback 08 — Likes.. great looking car, solid, mpg not good. well see how it does on winter time in the snow, it has enough ooomph! Dislikes.. the automatic temperature control seems weak unless you use the same setting on both sides, any suggestions?

Pros: solid and comfortable

Cons: gas mileage not good

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 iReview
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Awesome Car — awesome all season vehicle, I traded a 2000 chev corvette looking for a reliable comfortable car that performs well in all circumstances. awd is the best thing to have on any car that offers it stand. or optional. Comfortable/styleish

Pros: AWD

Cons: nothing

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i LimitedReview
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Outback 2008 — Bought it used a pretty solid car, a bit low on mpg, my wife likes it and so do I, center armrest not good. Like a bull dog.

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 iReview
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Our Outback — Super car - I feel very sporty in it I really like the two tone color option that we got - blue on top with silver on bottom. It drives well - and fits our two kids and all their gear very well.

Pros: how it drives, color!

Cons: none

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT LimitedReview
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Side Ways Is Always More Fun — another company car for mapping. the 2008 outback has a lot to offer if you can afford it. the price was way to high and the mpg was not that great. build quality was very plastic and hard, the radio sucks, did have heated seats. not a fan of there floor plan and seating set up. But if you can look pass all of that and just take it as it is, a wannabe rally car that over sized. it love to go fast for a small four banger we got our up to around 120 mph and felt sturdy. the traction was second to none, but the ride hight was a little low on some dirt roads. but overall would drive again

Pros: traction/handling,  heated seats, fogs/xeon lamps, trunks space

Cons: to much plastic, seats hurt after 3 hours, style ugly!, rear head room and leg room, radio, mpg 22 to 25

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2008 Subaru OutbackReview
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2.0 Diesel — Solid car with great engine. Although there should be more powerfull engine available...

Pros: Engine, build quality, interior, looks

Cons: None found so far

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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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