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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 iReview
Jon writes:
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Outback Outrstanding — This is the car that does everything it is supposed to do . This is one up from the base and still has heated seats, mirrors and wipers. And in the Inland Northwest these are true attributes. Great gas mileage in lieu of power. Althoug h it is a Jelly bean in the northwest,but that's because it does what it was designed to do .

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Best car I have ever owned and one of the cheapest

Cons: Could use the addtional power Better sound system

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i LimitedReview
jtablan writes:
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2nd Review Of This Car — September 2011 hurricane Irene was fast approaching the eastern states, worried about losing power altogether, I therefore purchased an electric start generator on line thru Costco, the carrier cannot deliver the item ordered due to the fact the street is narrow and it is a dead end, the carrier ask if I have a pickup truck, replied "no, I don't have one but have a Subaru Outback", "that will do" proceeded to pick it up from the carrier terminal-with so much doubt in my mind, but the little mule hauled and delivered.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: a mule

Cons: none

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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
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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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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By steve

Outback gives you 30 plus MPG ,all wheel drive and at fair price. Also I if in it, Im 65 Read More

Review By Guru9PZZGK

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

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 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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