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SUBARU OUTBACK Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • SUV-rivalling ground clearance aids off-roading
  • Superb ride on rough, loose surfaces
  • Bountiful cabin space since 2009 model
  • Diesel option added to 4cyl and 6cyl petrol engines in 2009
  • On-road manners not quite as good as some rivals
  • Higher-than-average servicing costs
  • Diesel's turbo lag; 2.5i's so-so performance; 3.6R's thirst
  • Stability control can be over-eager on loose surfaces
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5i PREMIUM AWD

  • 307416 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Outback premium Wagon in great condition! Comes with leather seats , sunroof , cruise control and much more! All our cars are workshop tested with warranty options from 1-5 years covered nationwide with unlimited claims. Ask us about our tailor-made financing packages that works around our customers needs and could have you driving away with zero deposit. JPM Motors stock only Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles with a hassle free sales environment makes buying your next car a pleasant experience. Call

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$3,990
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
16 hours ago

2018 Subaru Outback MY18 2.5i AWD Continuous Variable Wagon

  • 64448 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2018 Subaru Outback 2.5-I AWD MY18 Automatic Books and service history Apple car play Tow pack Subaru eye sight assist safety $33,990. Taree Subaru is a family owned New & Used Car Dealer; we are located on the Mid North Coast of NSW 2hrs North of Newcastle. We can deliver to most places in Australia at a small additional expense if required, Trade-in valuation are welcomed & Flexible finance packages available T.A.P. Come and visit our approachable, friendly staff today. Sales @ Ta

$33,990
Taree, NSW

Dealer used
20 hours ago

2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD, luxury, manual, low kilometers $8999 ( $8750)

  • 188000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD, luxury manual, low kilometers with full service history, clean and tidy, leather seats, tow ball, well maintained by the previous owner both mechanically and cosmetically. ***** left mirror cover a bit crack ***** $ 8999 with fixing or $ 8750 as it is. Pls call Eric for more details. A true pleasure to drive under all circumstances, with a powerful yet fuel efficient engine, this car has been built to provide optimum levels of performance and hand

$8,999
Wollongong, NSW

Dealer used
02/12/2021

2001 Subaru Outback B3A MY01 AWD 4 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 240607 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Quality cars at Affordable Prices, with trade ins and finance available. Over 60 vehicle in stock with more arriving daily. Enquire now or call us on******8395 to have a chat to our friendly sales team.

$2,990
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
01/12/2021

2009 Subaru Outback B5A MY10 2.0D AWD 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 204125 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

*** Big Big May 2022 Rego *** Neat and Tidy 2009 Subaru Outback AWD Turbo Diesel. 6 Speed Manual. Air conditioning. Power steering. Power windows. Cruise control. CD Player. Air bags. Central locking. Trade ins always welcome. Greatly situated 5mins from Parramatta CBD - call 02******5727 or visit and test drive today' Finance Available Australia wide, interstate transport options available 1-5 years full parts & labour warranty available 24/7 Roadside assistance available Great trade valua

$10,950
Granville, NSW

Dealer used
01/12/2021

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD, auto, $10999 one year warranty.

  • 222000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD auto, full service history, clean and tidy, drives great, bluetooth system, reverse sensors, good tyres all around, well maintained by the previous owner both mechanically and cosmetically, presenting well for age and KM's. $10999 with one year warranty. Pls call Eric for more details. A true pleasure to drive under all circumstances, with a powerful yet fuel efficient engine, this car has been built to provide optimum levels of performance and handling

$10,999
Wollongong, NSW

Dealer used
01/12/2021

2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD, Turbo Diesel, low kilometers $12999 ( $12750)

  • 149000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD, Turbo Diesel manual, low kilometers with full service history, very clean and tidy, drives great, bluetooth system, reverse sensors, strong clutch, well maintained by the previous owner both mechanically and cosmetically, presenting well for age and KM's. Great great car. ***** Very minor scraches right rear bar ( pls see the last photo) ***** $ 12999 with fixing or $ 12750 as it is. Pls call Eric for more details. A true pleasure to drive under a

$12,999
Wollongong, NSW

Dealer used
24/11/2021

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Overview of the Subaru Outback

Overview of the Subaru Outback

SUBARU OUTBACK GENERATIONS (SINCE 2003)

2003-2009

2009-2014

2015 onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 5.7 to 6.3 litres per 100km

2.5L 4-cylinder: 7.3 to 8.0 litres per 100km

3.6L 6-cylinder: 9.9 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO SUBARU OUTBACK

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: SUBARU OUTBACK (2009 TO 2014)

The main complaint by owners of this generation of Outback was a CVT transmission that was slow to select gears from Park.

After plenty of investigation, it seems the problem is the design of the transmission needing time to create hydraulic pressure to make the gear selection.

Subaru claimed at the time that the average delay between Park and Drive should be 1.5 seconds or less, but many owners reported that the lag was a lot longer than that.

Like other Subaru CVTs of the time, the solution was to take the car to a Subaru dealer and have the transmission reprogrammed. But again, according to owner feedback, the condition improved for a while before reverting to the way it had been before the fix.

The best advice is to drive any CVT in a mix of environments and conditions and decide for yourself whether you could live with the peculiarities of this type of transmission.

Beyond that, the head-gasket problems of previous Subarus were eradicated by this stage of the game, but check the service record is up to date and that the oil on the dipstick is clean and clear.