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What 2010-2011 Outback model did you buy?

  • 2.5i Base, 6-Speed Manual

    Votes: 64 2.8%
  • 2.5i Base, CVT

    Votes: 101 4.4%
  • 2.5i Premium, 6-Speed Manual

    Votes: 160 7.0%
  • 2.5i Premium, CVT

    Votes: 624 27.3%
  • 2.5i Limited

    Votes: 479 21.0%
  • 2.5i Limited with Navigation

    Votes: 218 9.5%
  • 3.6R Base

    Votes: 12 0.5%
  • 3.6R Premium

    Votes: 67 2.9%
  • 3.6R Limited

    Votes: 291 12.7%
  • 3.6R Limited with Navigation

    Votes: 267 11.7%

  • Total voters
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2012 OB Premium 6SPD Manual. Purchased used at around 35k. Has heated cloth seats, Homelink with the backup camera, Harmon Kardon Stereo, Moonroof, and Puddle lights.
So far in the way of mods I have only done the 19mm rear sway bar upgrade. I still plan on adding a Curt Class III trailer hitch, SSD performance Light bar and a LED Light bar from Auxbeam. I am in the market for a Thule or Yakima roof pod/box that is long enough for a pair of skis.
 

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Just bought a 2010 OB 2.5 with CVT. Only mods planned are tinting the windows, fog lights, and enough roof rackage to hold the 3 surfboards, 2 kayaks, and the SUP I take with me on vacation.
 

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New to the 4th Gen Family! This is my third Subie! 2011 3.6R Limited with Nav :smile2:
 

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2.5i Premium CVT in copper brown with 60,000 miles.... Just got her Wednesday because my old "trusty" Suzuki Esteem wagon kicked the bucket. She is my first Subaru, and I have never been more in love. <3
 

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Just had some new tires put on today. Went with General Grabber AT2 in 215/70r16. A little noisey but overall so good so far. Very happy with the new tires.
 

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Would I purchase another Outback, yes, would it have Navigation? No! But it's a great car. I love the 3.6 and the all wheel drive, great for the Smokies.
 

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Hello all. I'm new to Subaru, and new to the forum. We chose the Subaru Outback because of safety and dealer support. The car technology wise seems like it's 5+ years behind the competition in dash layout, user friendliness, and other nuances. But all of our friends and family have praised the reliability and dealer support network. So we picked up a '14 Premium. We chose the 14' Outback 2.5 Premium because of price, options, sitting up a little higher for our dirt road adventures, and being the last year of that body style before the change. So far we are very happy with our decision. <br>
We came from a Nissan, and had horrible luck finding a reliable dealer support network. The Subaru service department has been wonderful, and a true joy to work with. They keep this up, and we'll be part of the Subaru family for life. :)
 

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Just bought my first Subaru, used 2010 Outback 2.5 Premium, 110K miles. I Love this car!! Handles great in the snow and is A LOT of fun on snow and ice as well. :)

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Just bought our first Subaru! 2014 Outback 3.6R with 32k miles and included the Gold Plus warranty. We live in New England and finally succumbed to the Subaru craze and couldn't be happier!
 

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Long time lurker and first Subaru purchase. After 3 months of looking finally found a 2010 3.6 Limited with 75k miles in Georgia. Clean, One owner and serviced every 3-4k at the same dealership it was bought new at. Probably looked at over 30 subarus during this journey....some were rust buckets from the rust belt while others were clearly not cared for or maintained yet dealerships were trying to get 35% over fair market value. Love this car so far!


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New to the forum...

I'm a quality engineering specialist, and I inspect & test just about everything on compact construction equipment for a living, and I'm a stickler for good product design. I'm a die-hard Toyota fan through and through, and my last Toyota, a 1997 Camry V6 (bought at 123K miles), was by far the best car I've ever owned. It ran to 310,000 miles and I still managed to sell it to its third owner, and it is still running around North Dakota to this day.


That said, I know quality when I see it. I'm not talking "JD Power & Ass - Best INITIAL Quality;" I'm talking about best long-term reliability, low cost of ownership, and user-serviceability.


A couple years ago my brother bought a Forester, and when I saw the engine compartment, and got to analyze the design for a good 30 minutes I knew I had to own one. The following summer we bought a 2012 Outback 2.5L CVT for my wife, and for the last 1.5 years we've loved it. It has run reliably and served us great for our extremely rural lifestyle! We live several miles off the nearest paved road, with no plowing / maintenance, and with North Dakota winters seeing many feet of snow, and sub-zero temperatures for weeks on end, we need the 8.7" ground clearance.


Just last month, I decided to buy an Outback. I bought a 2013 Outback Premium, but it turned out to be a serious lemon. Within the first week three of the tire sensors failed, the dashboard lit up like a christmas tree, the CEL light was flashing, and when I plugged in the diagnostic computer, it informed me there were multiple engine sensor issues, the transmission was slipping, and it was an all-around turd. Also the MPG was around 15 to 18 MPG average.


I traded it in for a 2014 Outback 2.5 CVT Premium for my daily commute (63 miles each way). One thing I noticed immediately is that the 2014 2.5L has notable differences from the 2012 2.5L engine (change was apparently made in the 2013 model year). Secondly, I noticed that the fuel economy of the 2014 is actually running around 19 to 23 MPG on average, whereas my wife's 2012 Outback is getting 26 to 28 MPG on average.
Has anybody else noticed the difference between these two engines in fuel economy? Is there any way to improve the economy of the 2014 Outback?
 

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Just got a 2011 Outback 2.5 premium, CVT that had haul damage, so got heck of a deal. I am coming from a Baja that got totaled, Loved my last subaru so I'll keep buying.

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My 4th Gen

I picked up a '13 2.5i Premium as my winter car! Have a things planned for it, but I plan to keep it modest since my spec.B eats up most of the mod-savings.
 

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I picked up a '13 2.5i Premium as my winter car! Have a things planned for it, but I plan to keep it modest since my spec.B eats up most of the mod-savings.
Same here, Just finally decided on, bargained for, and got (good 'nuf price) a 2012 OBW Premium 3.6R, but with El Cheap tires (Evergreens?) and stock 17 wheels. This site has given me tons of excellent mods to consider, but I'm having to prioritize which to do and when, to suit my most likely scenarios of use (and budget).

Best of luck with the mods and progress!
 
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