8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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  1. don't buy a Subaru unless it doesn't do this (1 reports)
1997 Subaru Outback drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1997 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 102002

(reported on)

Outback 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When switching between accelerating & decelerating, the whole car jerks. This is normal in the lower gears in most cars I've driven, but with my Outback the transitions are really rough even in 4th & 5th gears - the whole car surges & jerks because there is so much free play in the drivetrain. Has been a problem since I bought it (40k miles). Very annoying, especially to passengers who don't have a steering wheel to hold on to.

- , South Hero, VT, USA

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