Just picked up a new 2013 OB SAP 2.5i - Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just picked up a new 2013 OB SAP 2.5i

Brand new to this forum.

Traded in my Chrysler Aspen last night and I am blown away by this Outback.

So I no longer have the HEMI V8 power to pass on the 405 but my commute is so much more enjoyable.

Really impressed with what Subaru offers for under 30K. My wife's 2008 A6 wagon was 30K when it was 3 years old (PS thank god for Audi CPO - every other month it's at the dealer)

I was nervous about the purchase as I have read many flat reviews online regarding the drive of the vehicle.

I would say it drives very much like a BMW - taught suspension and tight steering. I prefer the OB to the A6 which has adaptive air suspension. The A6 has tons more power but maybe because I'm pushing 40 I just don't lead-foot it anymore.

So what I like so far after one day of ownership:
- safety rating
- gas savings
- infotainment system which trumps the Audi MMI
- taught sporty ride
- for austerity measures it doesn't feel nearly as braggy as the Audi
- LOVE the fact I can stow the cargo shade
- reclining rear seat and room for six footers in the back seat

What I don't like:
- the keyless fob doesn't unlock all doors as you walk near the car - I have to open the driver's door and hit the unlock button for others to get in.

What I'm neutral about:
- EQ instead of bass / mid / treble settings
- the hatch isn't powered (for reliability reasons I don't mind)
MrEric is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 06:28 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Car: 2013 OB Premium 2.5 CVT
Posts: 82
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If I understand your fob issue, it will unlock all doors if you push unlock twice.
13OBprem is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 06:30 PM
Registered User
 
Nubie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: NY
Car: 2013 OB 2.5i Ltd PZEV, Remote Start, Nav, Moonroof, Eyesight and 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 L straight 6, 230k+ miles :-)
Posts: 109
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome to the club!

Some criticize the handling as numb, I have no objection to the handling.

I got the 4-banger so there's fewer gas pit stops.
Nubie is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 06:35 PM
Registered User
 
jogosub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Rolling Hills/PV-CA displaced in NW Florida.
Car: 2005 3.0 R LLBean 4Dr Wagon
Posts: 4,707
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mr. Eric: You can have the key FOB reprogrammed so that it opens and closes all doors on one click - I had it done at the dealer at no charge!

Quidquid agis, prudenter agas et respice finem.
jogosub is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 09:32 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is the keyless automatic unlock an add-on feature? I have a 2013 2.5 Limited and just have a regular key with the push buttons to manually unlock the car?
rory535 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by jogosub View Post
Mr. Eric: You can have the key FOB reprogrammed so that it opens and closes all doors on one click - I had it done at the dealer at no charge!
Thanks for the info!

Will stop in tomorrow.
MrEric is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 07:46 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Photos ?
roostersmasher is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome