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  • Jetset

    I recently had one of these as a work rental from Eurocar. I enjoyed the different feel and solid build quality. The CVT worked extremely well and the performance, while no rocket, was more than adequate. I think I may not have been used to the AWD or the wheelbase length but I found myself occasionally clipping the rear tyres as I went around corners like on roundabouts. Not a big issue just a slightly different driving style required.
    Fuel consumption was about average. Not brilliant but not bad.
    It felt refined and comfortable and I could easily live with it as a daily driver. Just seems a little on the expensive side if it was your cash that had to pay.

  • Boom_Tish

    I say it once, I say it again. It’s the equivalent to a white good. A 4WD appliance with no flair or substance. Previous generations were much nicer cars. I would not touch any Subaru now.

    • Autolove

      You don’t seem to get it. Whitegood cars are what most people want to buy.
      It’s why Toyota is the world’s number one auto manufacturer.
      I understand clearly that it’s not what you want in a car but to say previous generations were nicer is merely a minority opinion.

      • Vantage

          I had a ’98 outback and it was a brilliant car.

          I agree with Boom_Tish they have gone backwards. The current styling of the liberty range is awful.

    • James Cortez

      Hey F150 can be considered as white goods, they are everywhere and no 1 pick up in the country.

  • Golfmother

    DISLIKES no rear sensors , not an issue as it has a camera , rather
    a camera any day, so much better , hey robin how about RVC on yesterdays falcon G6E , not likely yesterdays tech . .

    • Poison_Eagle

       G6E has had both since 2008. Idiot. Can’t help yourself dragging Falcon into it and then you get schooled yet again. This topic is about a Subaru, did you notice that ? :)
      On topic I like the Liberty 3.6X, it cleverly combines the high driving position of the Outback with the sedan body style. Great concept.

    • Karl Sass

      “(Edited by a moderator)” lol

  • Gibwater

    These have have shocking styling.Remember the svelte looking predessessers? Sube…..what have you done/

    • Autolove

      Nothin wrong with the looks IMHO….

      • Noddy_of_Toyland

        It’s all relative I guess. Relative to whether or not you have sight/taste.

      • Tim

        You’re in an extremely small minority.

        • Autolove

           We will see what the market says……

          • Bob222

            The market has already spoken and these sell in a fair degree smaller numbers than the previous generation.

  • Martin

    Love the concept of these AWD wagons, just would prefer if Subaru finally cleaned up and refined the design language

  • Not Happy

    I have a 2010 2.5l petrol outback which I purchased new. It’s very comfortable & apart from some hard plastics, the cabin is a nice place to be. It is a 6 speed manual and is quite economical for an AWD.
    That’s the positive side. Let me say now that this is the worst car that I have ever owned. This is because of the following.
    . The engine has absolutely no torque
    . The gear change is terrible and makes my old 1973 4speed Torana feel smooth in comparison
    . There is a rattle (I think the exhaust ) when the car is started, but the dealer cannot find or repair
    . After approx 2000 km, there was a vibration & unusual sound which turned out to be a missing bolt in the driveline
    . The high beam is woeful for a modern car
    . It is extremely easy to flatten the battery as the headlights and interior lights do not have an automatic cut-off. This is a feature that the Commodore had over 10. Years ago.
    . The volume control

  • Not Happy

    Type your comment here….continuing on….
    . The volume control on the steering wheel only works when it feels
    like it……even though it has been replaced.
    . It has the optional iPod connection is such an after thought that it is extremely hard to use
    .

  • Bugly

    Have a premium diesel 2010 model, have had a blown turbo, and constant issues with particulate filter/engine warning lights.  Great car when it works … but I suspect that the diesel engine has design problems based on incidence of engine problems posted on the net

  • mr p

    you list the electronic parking brake as a plus – this feature has been a common reliability issue for subaru – until they sort out the reliability of it and cease leaving drivers and vehicles stranded, i consider it a negative attribute.

Subaru Outback Specs

2.5i PREMIUM (SAT-NAV) : 2.5L MULTI POINT F/INJ - 6 SP MANUAL - PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL - 4D WAGON
Car Details
Make
SUBARU
Model
OUTBACK
Variant
2.5i PREMIUM (SAT-NAV)
Series
MY11
Year
2012
Body Type
4D WAGON
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
2.5L
Cylinders
INLINE 4
Max. Torque
229Nm @  4000rpm
Max. Power
123kW @  5600rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
81.7W/kg
Bore & Stroke
99.5x79mm
Compression Ratio
10.0
Valve Gear
SINGLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
6 SP MANUAL
Drive Type
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
4.44
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
65
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
8.9L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1505
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1615mm
Length
4790mm
Width
1820mm
Ground Clearance
213mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1500  Unbrake:735
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11
Front Rim Size
7x17
Rear Rim Size
7x17
Front Tyres
225/60 R17
Rear Tyres
225/60 R17
Wheel Base
2745
Front Track
1535
Rear Track
1530
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones, Power front seat Driver, Power Sunroof
Control & Handling
17 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Power Steering, Reversing Camera
Entertainment
CD with 6 CD Stacker, Radio CD with 6 Speakers
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front, Roof Racks, Rear Spoiler
Interior
Leather Upholstery, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Other
Service Interval
6 months /  12.5,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-I-15
Country of Origin
JAPAN