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2011 Outback 3.6R Limited 40,100 miles
Traded it in today for another manufacturers auto.
My first and last Subaru.

Goodbye road & wind noise.
Goodbye engine noise.
Goodbye piss poor sound system.
Goodbye horrible navigation.
Goodbye squeaky drivers seat.
Goodbye lane wandering & jittery ride.
Goodbye engine temp gauge.. er, wait. It doesn't have one!
Goodbye rattling lift gate.
Goodbye 1 quart of oil added every 4,000 miles.
Goodbye windows that don't seal closed during slight crosswinds.
Goodbye hood that buckles at highway speeds because of foil thin steel.
Goodbye crappy service departments that don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

Subaru. It's the car company that's a generation or two behind the competition.
Good riddance!
 

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Goodbye, Tank
 

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Hello to a new group of problems and irritations on your new car.

I have had many cars at many price points and found annoyances in them all. When you find one that's perfect, please let me know.
 

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I simply cannot abide useless people.
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Good bye troll.
 

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Goodbye road & wind noise.
Goodbye engine noise.
Goodbye piss poor sound system.
Goodbye horrible navigation.
Goodbye squeaky drivers seat.
Goodbye lane wandering & jittery ride.
Goodbye engine temp gauge.. er, wait. It doesn't have one!
Goodbye rattling lift gate.
Goodbye 1 quart of oil added every 4,000 miles.
Goodbye windows that don't seal closed during slight crosswinds.
Goodbye hood that buckles at highway speeds because of foil thin steel.
Goodbye crappy service departments that don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.
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And say hello to many of these issues all over again. Many vehicles use oil these days. Many are noisy. Good luck either way. Bye bye.
 

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Probably bought an Audi... Hope he likes their service department.
 

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Probably bought an Audi... Hope he likes their service department.

I bet he bought a Hyundai/ Kia, hope that works out better for ya. You will never see re-sale value like on your Subaru ever again so it better be puuuuurfect. Lol.
 

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2011 Outback 3.6R Limited 40,100 miles
Traded it in today for another manufacturers auto.
My first and last Subaru.

Goodbye road & wind noise.
Goodbye engine noise.
Goodbye piss poor sound system.
Goodbye horrible navigation.
Goodbye squeaky drivers seat.
Goodbye lane wandering & jittery ride.
Goodbye engine temp gauge.. er, wait. It doesn't have one!
Goodbye rattling lift gate.
Goodbye 1 quart of oil added every 4,000 miles.
Goodbye windows that don't seal closed during slight crosswinds.
Goodbye hood that buckles at highway speeds because of foil thin steel.
Goodbye crappy service departments that don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

Subaru. It's the car company that's a generation or two behind the competition.
Good riddance!
Reminds me of a politician spewing talking points of every problem he ever heard of----all in one OB. Nobody is that unlucky. Buy a lottery ticket, you're way over due.
 

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Seems a lot of problems can show up in the first year of a model change. I'm happy to have a 2013 instead of a 2010. I think they've had time to work a lot of bugs out.
 

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I have to laugh though about the hood.
I went through the car wash last weekend and when exiting the blower made a temporary dent in the hood as I was going through. It popped back but I still laughed. Unfortunately the golf ball dents my 4 year old put in the hood have not popped out.

Noisy? I don't know, drive a Honda and you will see the difference.
Either way good for you for finding another car you like better.

The oil usage thing would bother me. Had an Isuzu years ago that burned it and I didn't like that one bit.
 

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I have to laugh though about the hood.
I went through the car wash last weekend and when exiting the blower made a temporary dent in the hood as I was going through. It popped back but I still laughed. Unfortunately the golf ball dents my 4 year old put in the hood have not popped out.

Noisy? I don't know, drive a Honda and you will see the difference.
Either way good for you for finding another car you like better.

The oil usage thing would bother me. Had an Isuzu years ago that burned it and I didn't like that one bit.
Thanks.

It's good to know some people on this forum can be civil.
 

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why i purchased my second Outback

Hello safety ring
Hello Best Awd (for the dollars)
Hello best value for the $
Hello Snow
Hello rain
Hello legroom
Hello cargo space
Hello knowledge that my car will still be running in 10 years
Hello wife after a trip with the kids in the back seat... I feel I did the best I could to keep you safe.

I think that people forget that the base Outback is a $23,000 car. Sure you can option one out to $35k... but it doesn't compete as well in quality with cars that start at that price range.
 

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Why are you even still here. You made your statement and listed your grievances, now do everyone a favor and GTFO. If you don't own a subaru and you have no interest in looking at or plans of purchasing one then you really have no business here. You don't have one anymore and you have expressed that you never will again so I think your qualified to get out as well as stay out.

Bye bye.



And what does that have to do with anything?
 

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Lol... I don't see this thread being around long. Sorry you didn't like yours, mine's fine. Good luck with the next ride.
 

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Most of the grievances listed appear to be nit-picking or not legitimate, unless you got a lemon.

- Thin sheet metal is a fact of life with almost every vehicle manufactured today.
- The Outback is very quiet. Try driving a Honda or many other vehicles if you think the Outback is noisy; my '07 Vette coupe was horribly noisy - road noise - but I knew it going into the purchase. My '13 is almost as quiet as our '08 Buick Enclave, which is one of the quietest vehicles on the road.
- The SAP package sound system and Navigation are much better than what was in my 07 Vette (Bose premium) or our 08 Enclave CXL (Infinity premium).
- Windows that don't seal - mine seal fine.
- Temp gauge - many vehicles only have idiot lights. Buy the upgrade package and you get one on the Outback.
- There are no rattles or wind noise in my car.
- Jittery ride - all of the writeups and owner experiences I've seen except yours indicate the '11 Outback has a very compliant ride. I personally like the ride/drive in my '13.
- Dealer service departments - can't comment on this one as I do my own maintenance and will only visit the dealerships for warranty service.
- Lane wandering appears to be a valid complaint that has been addressed by SOA.
- EDIT: I didn't originally see you had the H6 and not the CVT.
- 1 quart of oil added every 4k miles - I wouldn't like it either, but it's certainly not an excessive amount of oil being used. Our 08 Enclave 3.6L V6 uses about that much.

Did you not test drive the Outback before you decided to purchase? The outward appearance is that you have a bad case of sour grapes.
 

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Running 0W20? You are going to use some oil. That stuff is like water.
Lane wandering = add some toe in. Try modding and driving a Jeep. That will teach you a lot about aligning a vehicle..

Other that that...............
 
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