The 3rd generation of the Outback has a cumulative PainRank™ of 6.99. That can be compared against other Subaru generations. Shopping for a Subaru? You could do worse (but you could also do better).
Owners of the 2000–2003 Outback model years have sent in 56 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (26%) followed by the transmission (14%) and the fuel system (10%).