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How Often Do You Change Your Oil?

There's been numerous articles written on the myth of changing your oil at 3,000 miles. The owner's manual says change your oil at 7,500 miles or 7.5 months? What if you don't put that many miles on...

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Is It Worth To Fix My Head Gasket On My 2005 Subaru Outback, L.l. Bean Edit...

My car, Birtha, she's a beauty. Best car I have ever had. She recently was overheating and the head gasket is leaking on both sides. She has 146K+ miles on her and is still in good (would be great...

41 views with 5 answers (last answer 4 days ago)

I Have A 2003 Outback Limited With 156k Was Told I Need A New Water Pump, R...

Is it worth it or find something else.

20 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

What Should I Expect For Next Repair?

1) Used 2007 Subaru Outback, 171,000 miles with new brakes, timing belt and 2 tires? It's selling at $5,500. Good shape, no accidents. Also, 2) Used 2005 Subaru Forester "LL Bean", 129,000 miles....

29 views with 7 answers (last answer 6 days ago)

Head Gaskets Question For 2010 And Up Models...... Only.

This question is aimed at those who have a 2010 Subaru Outback or later. Has anyone experienced a head gasket failure? And, what was your total miles when this occurred?? Subaru re-engineered...

28 views with 11 answers (last answer 6 days ago)

Subaru Outback Overview

Subaru has always innovated. It was the first automaker to put all-wheel drive in its entire vehicle lineup. In 1995, it seemed to be the first automaker to offer what we now call a crossover SUV. The Subaru Outback debuted in 1995 as a Legacy trim and came as a wagon only. With demand for SUV height, rough-road travel, and sportiness rising amid a growing stigma attached to station wagons, Subaru introduced the Outback as a way to help reinvigorate Legacy sales.

The original Outback was basically a Legacy, with a 2.5-liter, 165-hp H4 engine, but with standard all-wheel drive, higher ground clearance, fog lights, ABS brakes, and tires and suspension tuned for off-roading. In 2000, the Outback became its own model and added a sedan to the lineup. It quickly surpassed the Legacy in sales, both for its all-wheel drive performance in tough outdoor weather and road conditions up north, and its overall quiet, smooth, and comfortable ride.

In 2001, the Subaru Outback featured the comeback of a six-cylinder engine. Using the same Boxer flat engine, the 3.0-liter engine originally hit 212-hp and was offered in the L.L. Bean and VDC editions of the Outback. The VDC edition also featured variable torque distribution in its all-wheel drive, automatically adjusting wheel torque according to the road conditions.

Today, the Outback remains a top seller for Subaru, and has added many refinements and interior conveniences over the years, including heated leather seats, six airbags, a 60/40 split fold rear seat that folds flat, and automatic climate control. Trim offerings today include the 2.5i (now hitting 175-hp), the turbo 2.5XT at 250-hp, and the 3.0R (also 250-hp), still only available in the L.L. Bean and VDC models. It continues to get praise for its quiet and smooth performance, the powerful turbo engine, and the all-wheel drive. Backseat legroom is cramped for a five-person wagon.

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