2006 Subaru Outback
There are 6 user reviews for the 2.5 XT Limited Wagon trim shown below
- The 2.5 XT is faster than many performance cars I have owned including a 69 Charger SE/RT.
- If you have a turbo, you are going to drive it like a turbo, even at $3.00/gallon.
I have owned 6 Subaru wagons over the last 20 years, and this is my first new one. While with Subaru there is never a NEED to buy a new one, this model makes you WANT to buy a new one. (My excuse was my 45th birthday.) Although Subaru wagons have improved in performance along the same lines as the torque curve on the 2.5 turbo, there has been no sacrifice of utility, space or comfort. In fact today�s Subaru is way more than basic transportation.
The X/T (with the 2.5 liter engine) will put you back in your seat, as you pass traffic on the freeway, and because it�s a wagon, the cops will never pull you over. (At least that�s been my experience.) If you get the turbo, get the 5 speed manual transmission. It may wear a little on you in rush hour traffic, but there is considerably less noticeable turbo lag.
Besides being fast (250 HP and 230 ft/lbs of torque) safe (five star crash test rated) and fun to drive, the X/T Limited comes with one of the biggest sunroofs available, which makes the one in the Vista Cruiser you rode in as a kid look like a roof mounted opera window.
If you are shopping for a wagon there is no better value than the Subaru Legacy Outback. Any comparable wagon is considerably more (think Volvo, BMW, and Mercedes), and any other wagon (does Ford still make the Taurus wagon?) is not comparable.
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