Do you have more than 300,000 miles on your car?


Asked by Oct 11, 2015 at 10:19 PM about the 2010 Subaru Outback

Question type: General

How many of you have successfully driven 300,000 miles or more on any
Subaru  Outback of any model year?

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I will respond to your post Mark, even though I have never owned a Subaru. But my 1976 Ford F250 has well over 300,000 miles. The speedometer cable broke at 286 miles showing - which means 100,286 and being the lazy guy that I am I didn't fix it for a year+ and that was in 1996. (Or somewhere around then) I finally replaced the mechanical cable, a turning cable in a sheath and it now shows 2525 miles on the odo. An estimate to the best of my ability is at least 300,252. Granted, 3rd engine, each 390 went about 100k 2nd transmission and 2nd transfer case. I use 50W motor oil in transfer case and trans and have great success with that, no heavy 90W. And I have pulled trailers far exceeding the GVWR of7700, and often.

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David, so, you don't think you got even more than 125,000 on any of these engines, if you had 3 separate engine replacements, correct? Maybe I should have worded this question as 300,000 miles on the original engine? Actually, I got 150,000 miles on Honda Accord EX when I sold it and it was running great. Sorry for the confusion. --Mark

2 replacements, the original and 2 rebuilt, so 3rd engine. But I abused those engines terribly. Towing heavy loads, I even once towed a 45ft mobile home 400 miles. [Not for a friend or favor, I got paid handsomely] have no clue what it weighed but it was HEAVY. Just used my 2 -5/16" ball with 1" shank, that was what was on the mobile home tongue, 2-5/16 hitch This was in summer in AZ and my engine was running near the red but not quite so I plowed on to get it over with. I have a thousand stories of what I pulled and loaded the bed with. Gravel, 4 pallets of sod for my lawn (Yes, it was not that far away to the sod farm - hindsight tells me I should have made 2 trips) ... loaded far too much but I also like off-road and taxed everything to the limit and over. ---- Only thing can beyotch about is the U-joints. It has six of them --- 2 from trans to transfer case, 2 to front driveshaft and 2 to read end. They are really not hard to change out, but I have had practice .... maybe even like, oh geeze, done 20+ times over the years. They each have a zirk nipple but an ordinary grease gun won't fit in. So I greased them thoroughly before putting them on But I will say this my truck has been the best pickup ever. I don't know much about newer trucks but a 70's era Ford...even if I had to put 2 engines in 40 years beats any Silverado or Ram or Tacoma any day

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255hp @ 4400 and 376 ft/lbs torque @ 2600 rpm. Pretty good numbers for a such a low rpm. I never figured out why the coil is there, so close to heat source(s) but there it is. Some Mustangs had this engine but a different cam and more HP

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Not quite 300,000 yet, but my 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5L with CVT has just turned over 290,000 miles. Original engine and transmission. Only problem is the "ATF temp" light occasionally flashes at random and then goes out. Sometimes it flashes when the engine is started and still cold. Sometimes it never comes on after hours of driving. Some sort of sensor. When light is flashing, manual mode/paddle shifters don't work; when off, operates perfectly.

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Question for svxcess - do CVT's have a low temp warning as well as a high temp warning? What maintenance have you done on the CVT?


An 85 Toyota 4x4 with 320,000 when I sold it. Still ran strong and passed smog easily. One head gasket only in repairs. I rebuilt the 5 speed even though it was just a little loose and spend $50 to replace the rear diff with a used one that went another 170,00 miles. Towed heavy loads, hauled heavy loads and drove it like I stole it! What a great truck!


The only light that comes on is for temperature too hot. Just says AT Oil Temp. Flashing may just mean a sensor, Steady on means there is a problem. I have changed the CVT fluid completely at the Subaru dealer every 125,000 miles.

Upgrading to a 20100any issues with this year

Yes on the over 400thousand miles on a Subaru


kcatchword1----Did you say that you have over 400,000 miles on your 2010 Subaru Outback??? That's fantastic, I'm really super impressed if that is what you're saying? I know and have talked with another member of the forum who logged almost 300,000 miles until the car met with an unforeseen accident that totaled his car. And, by the way, he and his wife walked away from this accident without even a scratch. He said that it happened so fast and unexpectedly but the airbags and safety retrainst system worked PERFECTLY. Let me know about your 2010. I imagine you have the 2.5 Four and the CVT transmission??? This other guy had that combination and had NO major mechanical issues of any kind. I currently have 76,500 miles on my car and it runs like brand new.

No at present I have a 2007 Subaru outback, with 250000 but the Subaru before this one had over 400 thousand miles and the motor was fine but the body rusted away so I got the 2007. I want to get a newer model 2010 outback just want to know any issues with this year.


Well. the guy above had almost 300,000 miles on his car with no major issues and I have over 76,000 miles on my car , no problems. We both have the 2.5 H4, with the CVT transmission. I like it. He got into an unforeseen accident and his car got totaled as I described above. And, if you look at car complaints you'll find a very favorable review.

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