Last post on Mar 10, 2011 at 5:17 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#4 of 13 Re: Outback improvements [xwesx]
Jan 03, 2011 (5:11 pm)
Speaking of wipers, the one thing I do miss from the Saab is the headlight washers. I really noticed this on my first long and messy trip this weekend, when I realized how dim (and dangerous) my headlights were. It took me quite a while to find a station where I could wash them.
#5 of 13 Re: Outback improvements [centralme]
Jan 04, 2011 (8:30 am)
Our Forester's lights seemed dim, so I used a wet wipe (we always carry those in the glove box) to clean it up.
It would be a useful feature when the roads are all sloppy with salt/ice mix.
#6 of 13 2011 Clear Coat / Paint Quality
Jan 10, 2011 (10:23 pm)
Within the first month of ownership, my 2011 Subaru Outback paint job was noted to have bubbling on the hood, top and rea panel of the car. When addressed with the dealership they said it was a SOA issue. Followed up with them and they stated acid rain caused it. The car had about 1000 miles and is parked inside! None of our other vehicles show acid rain damage? This car is brand new...did clear coat not cure correctly? Subaru says there is no problem and are not offering to assist. I live in WI. Please help...
#8 of 13 Re: 2011 Clear Coat / Paint Quality [subarudecline]
Jan 12, 2011 (8:39 pm)
About fifteen years ago I had a friend who had a Subie and complained of the same problem. Subaru wouldn't do anything for them. They persisted and after lots of battles were given a new car!
#9 of 13 2011 outback with push button start
Mar 01, 2011 (3:14 pm)
I clicked on the Subaru global link on bottom of Subaru's web site and saw European version of Outback. Their model comes with keysless start and keyless entry. I wounder why its not on usa model? A limited model w/nav is at 35k in price I feel it should be standard at least on the limited model. They have a deisel model also with fuel prices going through the roof it would be nice to be offered here. Dont get me wrong I like the US model. It would be an easier desicion to buy if it had the push button start or some of the other features that are offered in other markets.
#10 of 13 Re: 2011 outback with push button start [radar6]
Mar 01, 2011 (7:10 pm)
I think the answer to the content concerns lies in the value of the dollar itself: it is crap. So, you have a choice. The manufacturers could content-up their vehicles and drive up the prices at the rate inflation demands, or they can de-content in an effort to stabilize the pricing increases.
It is only going to get worse, so don't set your expectations too high....
#11 of 13 Re: 2011 Outback - Improvements? [centralme]
Mar 02, 2011 (8:27 pm)
I like your list. Coming from a few higher end vehicles it would be nice to have .1 memory seats & mirrors
2 all windows auto up & down
3 more than 1 color for the interior
4 panoramic moonroof
5 power lift gate
I know that just jacked up the price to just under 40k & highly unrealistic. I'm just saying what I miss pre wife, mortgage & family. Still love driving this car though
#12 of 13 Re: 2011 Outback - Improvements? [centralme]
Mar 10, 2011 (4:04 pm)
4. I'm shorter so I'm a bit closer to the wheel than probably most. Make the center console with a sliding top that can extend forward for a better armrest - MANY other cars have this.
This can't be stressed enough. Subaru lost a sale here. I could find no other fault but this critical issue of long-haul comfort. Surprisingly Subaru has withdrawn the option of adding a center console extender that used to be available in 2008. I checked with SOA and their response was that they no longer offer such an option for the 2011..
I hope Subaru realizes this and fixes it in a refresh.
#13 of 13 Re: 2011 Outback - Improvements? [tommy312]
Mar 10, 2011 (5:17 pm)
all windows auto up & down
That seems like something easy enough to do without adding any significant cost, unless the three-function switch is many orders of magnitude more expensive!
One other window-related feature that would be absolutely fantastic would be for the driver's door window lock to only lock out the window controls on the other doors. Currently, the window lock cuts off operation for the other doors both from their own switches and from the driver's master switches. So, if the driver wants the other windows controlled, that lock must be disabled (thereby enabling operation from the individual windows). Those without children may not understand the significance of this, but those with children certainly will.