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Honest & dependable

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Bought her new in 2013. She is my retirement vehicle. Something of a special as she has leather and satnav but not the sun roof. Have done >80,000 kms and she has not missed a beat. Still on original tyres! Done a few long trips MEL-NOOSA, MEL-ADEL, MEL-Wodonga. Fuel consumption rarely exceeds 8L per 100kms. She does a trip from Mornington to Footscray about 3 times a month which is a total of 600kms a month on freeway. Uses no oil, I have always used synthetic. My son has a Liberty wagon and my other son has a Forester all trouble free. Great lock on the steering (aka as turning circle) All round a great family wagon.



Purchased in March 2013.

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Canberra Guy

Canberra GuyCanberra Central 2601, ACT

Quite dissapointed

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Purchased in November 2011 at Subaru Dealers for $42,600.00.

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xavibear

xavibearSYDNEY

  • 15 reviews

Great family car

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Purchased in July 2014.

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Thank you so much for your excellent review, xavibear! Hearing from our Subaru family makes us so happy. We would love if you could post this on Google Reviews as well. Thank you again, and may you have many more years of great trips in your Outback!

ELK

ELKSydney, NSW

Designed for city driving

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Purchased in August 2020.

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fdsaj

fdsajAU

  • 24 reviews
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Not good enough

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Purchased in November 2017.

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Jimbo

JimboCentral Queensland, QLD

All 4 the Driver is SO TRUE

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Second hand purchase from SA and return drive to Mackay Queensland was a dream drive. Used daily great for trips to Cairns, Emerald and Gladstone. The eyesight is a great.

Purchased in January 2020 at Private.

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Quality vehicle with a Subaru design fail

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Purchased in March 2018 at Subaru Docklands.

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dior2009

dior2009Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 17 reviews
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Best car I've ever owned

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Bought a new Outback 3.6R a month ago, seriously this is the nicest car I've owned. Super quiet and silky smooth, built well, very refined and has all the technology for a safe drive. Especially love the Harman Kardon sound system. Looking forward to good times in this car. Thanks Subaru

Purchased in June 2020 for $46,700.00.

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batchee

batcheeSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 19 reviews

Safety & practicality. There's not much the Outback won't do.

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Purchased in February 2018.

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Silverback

SilverbackSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 7 reviews

Quality, usability, funtional and great value.

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2015 Subaru Outback premium this is a great car for the family. Funtional and roomy inside with cup holders, rear folding seats, USB ports, sunroof and leather seats. Big roomy rear wagon with quick release handle to fold seats. Ecomonical engine with good smooth power and transmission. Funtional roof rack option which fits neatly into the top plastic roof tracks. Love this car. Great japanese build and quaility. Best valued family wagon on the market.

Purchased in May 2018 at Subaru Dealers for $28,500.00.

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Lancia

LanciaSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews

The Subaru Outback is the perfect car for many reasons! I love the way you can get in the seat a fantastic level!

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Transportation is fantastic with pods, back seats come down and towing a trailer or caravan! It’s loves the small commutes to large driving trips around Australia. Tech worthy dash and console!

Purchased in November 2011 at Garry Crick subaru.

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Iggy Pop

Iggy PopCentral Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews
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Subaru

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Just purchased a new Subaru Outback and initial view is not great. The car appears to be good quality finish, but first drive on the highway, I found the front to be wandering requiring continuous corrections with the steering. Tyre pressures did need adjusting which gave a slight improvement. A bit disappointed with this. After a couple of attempts, the steering issue has been sorted. Seems the wheel alignment was the issue

Purchased in April 2020.

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Pitpat

PitpatHobart, TAS

  • 54 reviews
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3.5 stars. More room than the Forester but has a few to many minor annoyances

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Purchased in December 2017.

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TJL

TJL

  • 3 reviews
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2018 Subaru Outback Hobart- average car and average service

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Purchased in February 2018 for $48,000.00.

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Tech advice

Tech adviceSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 8 reviews
  • 2 likes

More pros than cons of this car

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Purchased in February 2017.

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Twiggy

TwiggyMid North Coast, NSW

  • 2 reviews
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Wonderful car but pathetic local service from the Subaru dealer.

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We recently had a minor accident, denting in the driver's side of the rear bumper bar of our 2017 model Subaru Outback. We had the bumper bar replaced and repainted, however the sensor which detects a vehicle approaching and about to pass was not functioning. The local Subaru dealer has now had the car for three days and is unable, so far to resolve the problem.
What is even of more concern is the lack of communication from the dealer.
As stated before a wonderful and safe car being let down by amateurish and irresponsible service.

Purchased in August 2017 for $45,000.00.

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2018 Subaru Outback- Too many electrics.

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I've had the 2018 Subaru Outback for 7 months. I think they've jammed to many things into this car and parts are failing. Since owning mine the infotainment system failed. That unit controls radio, GPS, camera, phone, and needs to come from the Overseas. Google Head Unit fail. Furthermore the fuel level indicator is not calibrated properly in the 2018 model with the machine arriving in Australia mid 2020. This means if it's indicating you've got half a tank you actually have a quarter and if it's indicating a quarter you'll be walking. I also had problems with internal rattle noises. Subaru Australia and the dealer are not helpful.

Purchased in July 2018 at Ballina Quayside Motors.

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Liron nehmadi

Liron nehmadiGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 2 reviews
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Good but not as reliable as I would expect

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We purchased a Subaru Outback MY18 10 months ago. Since then we travelled 17K with the car.
The Good:
Handle more like a car than an SUV
Spaces, practical and very nice inside
Active security systems are best in class

The bad:
This car has a lot of electronics in it. With so much tech come the issues. Our multimedia screen died and it will take nearly THREE MONTHS to replace
The battery died after the car has been parked for a week

I guess brands like Kia will be more reliable today than Subaru...

Purchased in March 2018 for $43,100.00.

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Muzza

MuzzaMelbourne

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Excellent Allrounder

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Badge2.5i Premium
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2016
DriveAWD

Austaurean

AustaureanJerrabomberra

  • 4 reviews

2015 Subaru Outback 2.5 Premium

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Badge2.5i Premium
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedDec 2015
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Questions & Answers

clive turner

clive turnerasked

why is it necessary to remove the child seats from subaru outback for the 125,000 kms service?

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keith l.

keith l.asked

My friend purchased a 2003 Subaru Outback that has been in New Mexico at 5240 ft. altitude the entire time. Now, when he attempts to drive it to a higher 8424 ft. altitude it stalls out. Once I come to clear the engine codes it runs until he drives back to the higher altitude. The codes read rich and lean fuel in three cylinders, misfires, and high temperatures. Is there a high altitude program that I can download to his car that will help this problem ?

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keith l.

keith l.asked

My friend purchased a Subaru Outback that has been in New Mexico the entire time at 5240 ft altitude. Whenever he travels to a higher altitude ( 8424 ft. ) the engine stalls and wont run until I clear the engine codes. The codes listed misfires with lean and rich on 3- 4 fuel cylinders at different attempts to go from lower to higher altitudes along with high temperature codes. Any clues as to which senors are causing this? Is there a high altitude program available that I can download to his car? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you R. J. S.

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Lancia
Lancia

I suggest trying YouTube to get answers regarding that!

keith l.
keith l.

Thank you Lancia. I hadn't thought of that.


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