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#1 of 26 2010 Subaru Outback Accessories and Parts
Nov 27, 2009 (6:11 pm)
Hello I have been looking to buy few accessories for my Subaru Outback Premium:
All Weather Floor Mats
and Ski and Snowboard Carrier.
What would be the best place to buy EOM accessories and parts. Any suggestion.
So far the cheapest place that I found was: http://www.subarupartsoutlet.com/.
Did anybody have use them. Also do you know any other place that might be cheaper.
#2 of 26 Re: 2010 Subaru Outback Accessories and Parts [bob_b1]
Nov 30, 2009 (6:07 pm)
1stsubaruparts.com The site is run by Walker Subaru out of Renton, Washington. They have great prices on parts/accessories, but I am not sure about the shipping rates. They show fairly reasonable rates, but for me, in Alaska, there always seem to be nasty surprises. I have not yet purchased accessories from them, but was preparing to do so.
They will also take Subaru Bucks, but you have to call them to place the order and let them know you are paying with Bucks. You mail them in referencing the order #, and they will then apply the payment to the order and then ship it out (or so they told me).
#3 of 26 Re: 2010 Subaru Outback Accessories and Parts [xwesx]
Nov 30, 2009 (6:49 pm)
I just can not believe that Splash Guards (4 peaces of plastics) can cost so much. I am so tempted to go to local auto store and buy universal splash guards.
The best possible price on Subaru Splash Guards is $77 plus shipping. Way to much.
and the Subaru ski rack is actually Yakima Big PowderHound w/ Locks. This can be found with universal mounts for 120. Another way to same some money.
I think I will just buy floor mats for $45.
#4 of 26 Accessories and parts, bob b1
Dec 01, 2009 (8:13 am)
I agree that some of the prices seem a bit off, but consider the difference in look between "off the rack" splash guards and "factory" ones that blend in and are almost unnoticable. In fact you have to look for them on my black Legacy.
I made a list of all the accessories/add ons that I wanted on my car and used those in price negotiations, I knew the price that Subaru showed and the price which I could buy them for at other sites like the one listed above. I have the tools and know how to do any installations myself but obviously there is a price/convenience trade off between having the dealer do the installation of "bolt on" items, wind deflectors, splash guards etc and just putting the floor mats and trunk liner in.
Actually I didn't think the price on the splash guards was that high, I was thinking they were in the $50 range. But remember there are four sepatate molds involved to make them.
#5 of 26 Re: Accessories and parts, bob b1 [easypar]
Dec 01, 2009 (10:57 am)
In just ordering some all-weather floor mats, I found that the prices at various Subaru parts discounters were pretty comparable, but that the shipping costs varied a lot. Usually they don't reveal the shipping cost until after you get partly through the check-out process.
Two places I looked at had the 4-piece OEM all-weather mats at $47 or $48, but wanted over $20 for shipping. A third place had them for $49, but the shipping was only $11. (This third place warned me that they might be sending an e-mail after placing my order if add'l money was needed for shipping, but that I'd have the chance to cancel if that was the case. But they never sent such an e-mail, and so the total cost ended up being $8 or $9 less than the other two places.)
#6 of 26 Re: 2010 Subaru Outback Accessories and Parts [bob_b1]
Dec 01, 2009 (11:45 am)
Yeah, the splash guards are one of those things that are useful, but seem incredibly expensive for what you get. On the first Outback I purchased that did not have those standard, I had the dealership "throw them in" after I had negotiated the best price they were willing to accept. Actually, I received those, all-weather floor mats, and cross bars for it, but none were "installed." They just put them in the cargo bay.
On my new Forester, I factory ordered the car and had the accessories included at the factory.
For floor mats, if the car did not come with them, I would not recommend Subaru mats at all. That is one accessory I did not get for my last couple cars. Instead, I purchased MacNeil WeatherTech FloorLiners, which are a far superior product. They are spendy (though shipping is extremely cheap in the contiguous 48 states), but worth every penny. The same company also offers an excellent quality floor mat similar in functionality to the Subaru product.
#7 of 26 Re: 2010 Subaru Outback Accessories and Parts [xwesx]
Dec 01, 2009 (4:41 pm)
i think I will stick with
www.subarupartsoutlet.com for floor mats and splash guards .The price are $76.02 splash guards and $45.06 mats with shipping of $15.02. Cheaper than any other place I checked.
For the ski rack I have realized Subaru is using Yakima Big Powderhound & Locks, but clamps are sold separately.
So the best think is to by Yakima ski rack from
free shipping and you can get 5% off if you use code "BONUS5". Total $113
#8 of 26 Re: 2010 Subaru Outback Accessories and Parts [bob_b1]
Dec 01, 2009 (6:04 pm)
Yes, I am pretty sure that all of the rack accessories (cargo basket, etc) are Yakima products that are Subaru branded. Yakima (in my experience) makes good stuff.
#9 of 26 Re: 2010 Subaru Outback Accessories and Parts [xwesx]
Dec 02, 2009 (11:00 am)
My Subaru all-weather floor mats just arrived, and they look decent enough. They will hold/retain a modest amount of water/melted snow, in their grooving (about 1/2" deep), but they are still basically flat mats, of the same dimensions as the carpet mats. The biggest problem with them is that the driver mat has cut-outs for under the gas pedal and for around the dead-pedal, so these areas aren't really protected (just as with the carpet mats).
The Weathertech floorliners provide much better protection, as they have "walls" that go up several inches on all sides, and also cover the under-pedal area and the dead-pedal. But they are $99 for just the fronts, and $159 for the fronts and backs (plus shipping), whereas the OEM mats are under $50 for four (also plus shipping).
If I lived in snow country I'd have sprung for the Weathertech liners. But since I am only dealing with snow when I drive up to Tahoe a few times a year, I went with the cheaper Subaru mats.
Actually, they'll see their first use on an upcoming road trip to Arizona (Grand Canyon, Sedona, and then Phoenix area), where hopefully they are acting as more of a dust and dirt guard (although there is always some chance of snow in northern AZ).
#10 of 26 Re: 2010 Subaru Outback Accessories and Parts [rschleicher]
Dec 02, 2009 (11:11 am)
That sounds like a good choice. In Fairbanks, especially if the car lives outside, we deal with a lot of snow/ice buildup on the mats. The Subaru mats are great at gripping the ice in the grooves and that makes clearing them with any sense of ease quite difficult. However, when we get a quick warm-up, all that ice will melt and run right off the edges of the mats and into the carpeting below.
The WeatherTech mats are spendy, though. I decided to try them out a couple years ago with an '08 Outback (with the tan interior!) I was planning to own for only a couple of months during a long trip (and therefore wanted to keep it immaculate). Mainly, it was the protection around the sides of the footwells that drew me to them. When I sold the car a couple months later, with about 7,000 miles on it, the buyer could not believe it was even used, let alone by a four-person family! After that, I did not even consider the accessory mats when I picked up the new Forester.