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#195 of 214 Re: Special Appearance Package [bob192]
Dec 28, 2012 (12:03 pm)
The "normal" coded key is WAY more than $1 to replace/program.
#196 of 214 Startup when cold
Jan 25, 2013 (1:30 pm)
We have had an 2013 outback 2.5 for about 2months (2600 mi). For the last 3 weeks or so we have noticed that when starting when cold, the rpms go to about 1900 and the car vibrates a little. The dealer says it is normal so I am curious if other people have the same thing. 1900 rpm seems a little high to me. The car does settle when warm. Also it didn't seem to rev so high when brand new or we didn't notice. Any thoughts?
#197 of 214 Re: Startup when cold [newowner18]
Jan 25, 2013 (3:47 pm)
It's normal for any car to have rpms go to 1900, if it is cold outside. The colder, the higher the rpms may go. I have 2012 Forester with same engine and on cold start it will go to 2000 rpm and then settle at 1500 rpm.
#198 of 214 Changes to 2013 Outback engine and supension
Jan 28, 2013 (10:29 pm)
I'm considering buying a 2013 Outback. The dealer I talked to said the engine and suspension had been improved on in the 2013 Outback. Anyone know just what Subaru did? Does it make much of a difference from the 2012? What does it mean for maintenance?
#199 of 214 Re: Changes to 2013 Outback engine and supension [auntgerdy]
Jan 29, 2013 (5:47 am)
There are some important changes to the 2013 - they stiffened up the suspension to eliminate the lane sway that can be experienced on the 2012. Also, the 2013 has a timing chain instead of a timing belt, eliminating the need to change the timing belt. The 2013 has a the 2nd generation CVT (transmission) and the oil filter is on the top of the engine - making oil changes fairly easy if you like to do them yourself. I bought a new 2013 last July - had is for 6 months and love it - handled great in the small amount of snow we had so far this winter.
#200 of 214 Re: Changes to 2013 Outback engine and supension [lynnvin]
Jan 29, 2013 (1:04 pm)
The FB engine also reroutes the coolant channels to (hopefully) eliminate head gasket failure risk associated with the previous EJ model, which had persisted in this model over several adjustments that spanned about 17 years (or more?) of production.
#201 of 214 February lease numbers for Nor Cal (Oakland)
Feb 08, 2013 (5:27 pm)
Would someone be able to supply the money factor and residual values please for this month. Also, if possible what would be a average monthly lease payment on an approximate value of $32K all in? I live in Oakland California.
I'm very excited to say that I'm going to be purchasing a 2013 Outback 3.6R Limited with moonroof, 12K miles and 36 to 48 month lease. Not sure about navigation as of yet. I have heard good things about purchasing the vehicle at the Livermore dealership. I will purchase it in May when my current vehicle lease expires.
If you need additional information I would be happy to supply it. This forum and the information found here have been extremely helpful. Thanks so much.
#202 of 214 Re: February lease numbers for Nor Cal (Oakland) [nurselisa]
by kcram HOST
Feb 09, 2013 (7:10 pm)
Post that query here: Subaru Outback Lease Questions and my colleague Car_Man will be happy to help!
kcram - Pickups/Wagons/Vans+Minivans Host
#203 of 214 ***Do Not buy a Subaru Outback! ***
Feb 14, 2013 (11:26 am)
My wife and I bought a fully loaded Subaru Outback 3.6 (2012) and I must say...it's a beautiful car! However, we have been having significant transmission problems ever since (pretty much since the first week). When coming to a rolling stop and re-accelerating (even mildly) there is a significant "clunk" in the transmission. Ouch! Our hearts sank immediately as we'd just parted with a significant amount of money for this purchase. We've taken the vehicle back to the dealership in an attempt to deal with the problem. They tried to reset the computer code somehow, but have failed to fix the problem. They are now telling us this is normal for the car and have left it at that...If you're going to spend about $40 grand on a new vehicle you hope the company would ensure that your concerns were addressed. We've owned new Honda's and Toyota's in the past and have never experienced a transmission clunk like this....ever! Until this issues is addressed...I wouldn't touch this car with a ten foot pole...even if it were a 2013.
For those other owners of the 2012 outback 3.6....I hope you've come to a better resolution that we have!
#204 of 214 Re: ***Do Not buy a Subaru Outback! *** [toasted2]
Feb 18, 2013 (3:43 pm)
I would suggest trying another dealership. Not all of them are the same.