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Subaru Outback, Car Safety, Wagon, SUV
#2067 of 2086 latest year for outback with mcintosh stereo
Jul 29, 2007 (7:45 am)
Does anyone know what the most recent year is for the outbacks with the mcintosh stereos? Thanks
#2068 of 2086 Re: latest year for outback with mcintosh stereo [kolachampagne]
Jul 30, 2007 (8:08 am)
I want to say 2004, just prior to the re-design. Can anyone confirm?
#2069 of 2086 Re: latest year for outback with mcintosh stereo [ateixeira]
Jul 30, 2007 (9:04 am)
Was on the 04 VDC. Not on 05 or later. I believe it still is available in other markets, such as Japan.
#2070 of 2086 Re: latest year for outback with mcintosh stereo [snowbelter]
Aug 08, 2007 (2:56 pm)
Hmm.. I seem to recall looking at the then new 03s and being disappointed that the 6 cd changer was not McIntosh, or was a rebadged one. And from then on, I thought they stopped that relationship.
#2071 of 2086 Re: latest year for outback with mcintosh stereo [njjuliano]
Aug 09, 2007 (9:02 am)
My wife's 04 VDC is McIntosh, at least thats what it says on the faceplate, and thats what the Subaru brochure for that year said.
#2072 of 2086 Smaller Brakes on 01? Re: H6 passes 100,000 miles [otis123]
May 14, 2008 (8:57 am)
So are brakes on 01 VDC Outbacks not as good as the brakes on 02-on? Can the 01 brakes be replaced with the larger better brakes and at what cost in parts and labor?
I'm in the market for an 01-04 VDC edition Subaru Outback, so the question is very timely for me. Mostly looking at 01-03 years.
#2073 of 2086 Things to look for/avoid in buying 01-04 VDC Outback?
May 14, 2008 (9:02 am)
I'm in the market right now for an 01-04 VDC Outback - will post some of the vehicles I found with brief notes and really looking forward to your feedback - in the meantime, wanted to ask in general, would you stay away from 01, 02, 03 or 04 model years for any reason?
I read above the 01 had smaller brakes and wondering how much this affects safety performance, and whether these can be replaced with later larger brakes and at what cost in parts and labor.
I prefer the 6 cylinder Outback and prefer the VDC edition. Second preference would be the LL Bean H6.
#2074 of 2086 Re: Smaller Brakes on 01? Re: H6 passes 100,000 miles [mountainwalker]
May 14, 2008 (9:13 am)
01 are smaller diameter discs than 02. Not sure if it made a real-life difference. Don't know if you can upgrade - probably not - you'd have to upgrade all the brake components?
All I do know is I went to Power Slot Frozen [Cryo] Rotors and ceramic pads and never looked back. It solved my problem of warped rotors - a common problem on many heavy cars...
May 14, 2008 (9:16 am)
My Black LLBean has 118K - born Jan. 01, delivered Feb. 01. It has been a very reliable car and is still as tight as the day I bought it... Will probably keep it a few more years...
#2076 of 2086 Re: Things to look for/avoid in buying 01-04 VDC Outback? [mountainwalker]
May 14, 2008 (9:18 am)
Warped rotors were an annoyance and an expense on my wife's 00 and my 02, but the brakes on both cars worked fine. My wife's 00 had a problem with "frozen" sliders, and I recall there was a design change to deal with that the following year. That problem could be avoided with remembering to have the sliders lubricated a couple of times a year. The brakes on my wife's 04 have caused fewer problems.