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Reliability - Subaru Cvt Vs. Toyota Power Sharing Transmission

While they may seem similar, the actual platform that each of these cars use is different. Subaru is a metal belt driven CVT with pulleys while the power sharing transmission uses a planetary gea...

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Dash Panel Lights Dim.

I just bought a 2000 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon and I noticed, that night, that the dash panel is very dim!!! Guy I bought it from put a new battery in it. Is this the alternator?? Something else??...

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Oil

I put q10w20 in my 2001 Subaru outback by mistake about 2 months ago, it needs some oil now so do I put the 10w20 in or 10w30? Can't get an oil change til the weekend

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What Is The Fuel Pump Pressure Range For A 2001 Subaru Outback H6

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What Is The Pressure Range For A 2001 Subaru Outback H6

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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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