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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
124,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2004 Subaru Outback body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 231929

Outback 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles


Loved this car and would have driven it well into the 200,000 mile range, however it was developing gaping holes along the bottoms of the doors. Those holes were not safe as they were allowing gases to enter the car and sicken my passengers and myself. I had a body shop look at the issues and they told me that it would only come back in three months if they did the body work. The car was out from under the Subaru warranty for outer body rust through. So why spend $5,400 to replace doors and repair the splash areas on the car along with a new paint job. So traded it for a Subaru #8, a 2009 Subaru Outback that now sits in the garage as no one wants to drive it as it has issues with the dash!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Piffard, NY, USA

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