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#1184 of 1296 Folding mirror kits available for 2010 Legacy / Outback - $199.95
Sep 01, 2010 (6:12 am)
8/31- Fold-In outside mirrors are now available for the 2010 Outback and Legacy The non-breakaway power outside mirrors on all 2010 Outback and Legacy were a source of concern for many people. This was fixed on 2011s, and now these fold-in mirrors are available as replacement for the 2010s, in all the colors so no painting is required. Mirrors kits (including left and right side) are MSRP $199.95 from your local Subaru dealer. Standard unheated mirror kit is part #SOA635985, Heated mirror kit is part #SOA635086
#1185 of 1296 Re: Folding mirror kits available for 2010 Legacy / Outback - $199.95 [dcm61]
Sep 01, 2010 (9:27 am)
Not cheap, but anyone's breaks, replace it with this part # for sure.
#1186 of 1296 Outback Options
Sep 05, 2010 (7:34 am)
I'm finding that building an Outback has gotten more complicated in the last 8 years since I purchased my 2002 L.L.Bean. Guidance please:
1. Moon Roof: Used to have two standard. Now a single moonroof is an option?
2. That nifty sounding internet "hot spot". Any idea as to how well it works? Is there a separate monthly charge, or does it somehow piggyback as part of my cell phone plan?
3. Any other items that were part of the "Bean" package that are now "options"?
Thanks in advance.........">
#1187 of 1296 Re: Outback Options [wired1]
Sep 07, 2010 (9:18 am)
Single moonroof is a-la-carte now and only offered on some models.
I think they did that because some tall folks wanted head room first and foremost.
If you like lots of glass check out a Forester. Most models come with a huge one standard.
#1188 of 1296 Highway Driving 4 or 6?
Sep 17, 2010 (1:01 pm)
I don't currently own a Subaru, but am considering the Legacy. I've driven V6 sedans for many years (Honda Accord and Nissan Maxima), and have enjoyed the reduced vibrations and noise and lower RPM on the highway compared to I4 versions, as well as the increased HP.
How does the H4 Subaru with CVT feel on the highway at 70 mph? Is there much vibration and noise? What RPM is the engine turning on a flat road at 60 or 70 mph? I have never owned a CVT car (in fact my current Maxima is a 6MT), but it seems this would be one of the strong points of that transmission - low RPMs when power is not needed.
While I will certainly miss the HP of a V6 if I go with a 4-cyl car, I think I can live with that since I so seldom put my foot into it. But I'm pretty hesitant to accept more NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), even for more MPG.
Any feedback regarding both the 4- and 6-cylinder Legacy is appreciated.
#1189 of 1296 Re: Highway Driving 4 or 6? [timadams]
Sep 17, 2010 (1:19 pm)
You may be happier with the smooth-as-buttah H6.
#1190 of 1296 Highway driving, 4 or 6
Sep 17, 2010 (3:04 pm)
Tim, I came out of a 2003 Maxima, automatic. I had similar concerns and I went with a 4 cyl Legacy. I did extensive road testing first and I find the Legacy to be as smooth, or smoother. I was suprised to note the size of the '10 Legacy is within 1/10" on just about every dimension as my Max was. The only thing smaller is the trunk but I'm not in sales any more so that doesn't matter.
I really like the CVT, it's great for mileage. To see some of my numbers on that please go over to the thread on mileage with the CVT.
#1191 of 1296 Re: Highway Driving 4 or 6? [timadams]
Sep 18, 2010 (11:38 pm)
The four is slow in highway driving, esp. passing and on long upward grades. It is OK in town.
The CVT makes a loud, objectionable droning noise. I did not like it at all on the car I test drove. Some folks say they can't hear it but it is definitely there.
#1192 of 1296 2011 Outback - new High pitch noise with rpm
Oct 08, 2010 (7:47 pm)
Our 2011 Outback has just developed a high pitch whine/whistle noise in the front that begins around 2500 rpm and increases/decreases with rpm (rpm not mph/speed). Very audible under acceleration beginning at 30 mph and sounds similar to high speed wind noise of a nylon lawn trimmer (but it's not car wind noise). This has definitely not been there for the first 1000 miles, and just started in last few days. Any ideas what to have service look at? Thanks.
#1193 of 1296 Re: 2011 Outback - new High pitch noise with rpm [nedlyj]
Oct 08, 2010 (8:03 pm)
The noise could be coming from the alternator.