Join Date: Nov 2009
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Re: 1996 Legacy Outback MPG
All the listings on Craigslist and almost all the reviews I had read said I could count on 26-28 Highway MPG.
Most people on Craigslist hype it up, one person claimed 33 mpg on 2.2 5sp '97 outback with 245,000 miles. Be very careful with Craigslist and what people say. You shouldn't believe these statements:
-Mostly highway miles
-Just replaced axles, timing belt, AC, transmission, new tires, battery, wheel bearings, etc., $1200 OBO
-Gotta sell right now because I'm moving
I get 20.5 on 96 OB 2.5, 24.0 95 OB 2.2
The K&N filter does well with the mileage, if you're using stock filters and they're old, you're going to get bad mileage. Subaru tech manual lists clogged air filter high for troubleshooting poor gas mileage.