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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-21-2016, 06:55 PM
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We have a huge issue with the Diesel Outback here in the states. We can't get them here!
And thanks to Volkswagen we probably never will......
We were never getting them before the VW thing. Diesel is too dirty, plain and simple. Nearly every automaker has diesel in other markets, it's not VWs fault.


My other Subarus are Subarus.


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GM cant make em fast enough right now. And the EPA gave them the pass after getting an extensive extra rubber glove and more inspection and testing.

Subaru diesels are like hand built ultra low volume cars. Subaru couldnt build enough in a year to put one on each dealer lot in the US.

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Well, going to drive a 2013 diesel CVT Premium Outback tomorrow, if all aligns, I maybe the new owner by the end of the week.
I have been skeptical of the diesel, but being a later model (11/13), I am hoping its the correct move. 52,000ks, very tidy. Will see what happens.
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Bit the bullet, and bought the above vehicle. Traded in my 2007 Pajero. Will see how it goes both on fuel, and comfort/driving.
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Picked up my "new" Outback today. Just have to work out all the dials on the dash.
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Hi Mate,

I know what you mean.
We get outs in 1-2 weeks and I think there is like 50+ buttons to press :-)

I watched an auto review and the guy said there were 84 buttons.

Will take me a while to figure it all out...
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So you already got new brake pads and front shocks out of your seller after putting on 2,500 km of your own, but they refuse a new clutch after 5,000 km, if I read you correctly?

Sorry, I think a car that you purchased used with 115,000 km with these systems OK, and is out of factory warranty, becomes your responsibility at some point. That's the risk of a used vehicle purchase.

By the way, please don't take offense, but your English is rather difficult to sort out with your run-on sentences. I may have misinterpreted what you are saying. Has nothing to do with Oz. vs. US English.
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Diesek Outback Problems

I have a 2009 Diesel 6-speed manual Outback as well. I bought it new and it has 125,000 km on the clock.

The manual diesels have had a chequered history with clutch reliability with many people reporting very early failures. Mine has not had any issues but I am seriously considering trading it in for a new Outback in the not too distant future as I want to avoid the cost of replacing the clutch.

My previous petrol Outback made it to ~145,000 km before the clutch was replaced.

After 115,000 km it could be considered fair wear depending on driver skill and whether it was city stop-start driving or country driving (more km for less gear changes).

In Australia you get 3 months / 5,000 km warranty when buying from a licensed second hand car dealer. This is a dealer warranty and not a factory warranty. If you have any problems with making a warranty claim then go to the Department of Consumer Affairs. See Warranties if the dealer is in NSW, or see https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/moto...car/warranties if the dealer is in VIC (since your profile lists Albury and you are on the border of both states)
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As Bergfalke says, 3 months/5,000k dealer warranty. And yes, it seems the early diesels had clutch problems, cant comment on the later ones though.
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Our 2009 got new clutch & flywheel at 45000km. Subaru paid everything. But this was one of the reasons we got the rid of diesel quite soon after that. Lot's of problems with 3rd get OB diesel.



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