2006 OBW Limited Package & Manual Transmission

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Victor Roberts, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. The Subaru web site indicates that the 2006 Outback wagon
    can be purchased (in the US) with both the Limited package
    and a manual transmission. However, my local dealer just
    told me that Subaru stopped making the OBW Limited with
    manual transmission. Can anyone confirm what he is telling
    me, or is he just trying to sell me what he has on his lot?

    Vic Roberts
    Victor Roberts, Mar 24, 2006
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  2. You don't mention 2.5 or 3.0 but anyway it is difficult to tell, you
    might look around (better yet - email Joe) at www.cars101.com .

    Could be your dealership doesn't want to order one, call another dealer.

    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Mar 24, 2006
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  3. Victor Roberts

    Dino Guest

    Subaru would be shooting themselves in the foot if that happened. I can't
    believe that...

    I just did a quick search on the FlatIrons Subaru site
    (http://www.coloradosubaru.com/en_US/) and they're got plenty of 06 OBW
    Limited with a MT in 2.5i or 2.5T, but none with the 3.0.
    Dino, Mar 24, 2006
  4. Victor Roberts

    Bonehenge Guest


    Way back in 2001, Limiteds and LL Beans were auto only.

    To get a manual, I had to buy the base OBW.

    FWIW, I'm pretty sure the Ford F150 is still automatic only, in any
    Bonehenge, Mar 25, 2006
  5. That's incorrect. I have a 2001 Limited Edition that is 5spd manual.

    F150 only comes in manual 5spd in the 4.6l engine.
    Bradley Walker, Mar 25, 2006
  6. Victor Roberts

    Bonehenge Guest

    I wonder if that's a regional thing? I really wanted the Limited with
    a 5 speed in '01, and was told by 3 different CT dealers "no way, no
    how!". In what general area are you located?

    The Beans were H6, so the auto-only made sense.
    That would only make sense, but there wasn't a manual available when I
    was shopping for a 2005 pickup truck. The lack of a stick was one of
    the reasons I passed on the F150. At the time, the only manual 4.6L
    was in the 2004 "Heritage Edition", A.K.A. the old style body.
    Bonehenge, Mar 25, 2006
  7. When I bought my 97 OBW I could not get the Limited with
    manual so I bought the base model instead. This was not only
    per the dealer but also per the official Subaru brochure.
    Victor Roberts, Mar 25, 2006
  8. Sorry - 2.5i.
    That's what I was thinking.
    Victor Roberts, Mar 25, 2006
  9. I live in WV, however I bought this car used just this past December. I
    traced the car to have been orginially sold in Denver Colorado at the time.

    My one friend who got a 2001/2002 F150 got it with a stick and 4.6l engine
    at the time with the older style body, extended cab, 6' bed and didn't have
    any problems doing so. His younger brother who also got a truck for a
    graduation present got one in 2004 with the new body style, auto, same stats
    as above and said the dealership told him that Ford no longer made any
    manual transmissions for the F150 series. He said they told him that
    manuals were for the F250 diesel, and F350 gas/diesel trucks.
    Bradley Walker, Mar 25, 2006
  10. Victor Roberts

    Bonehenge Guest

    Which is exactly what I wrote. <G>

    2004- old body = manual available

    2004+ new body = auto only.

    As far as the Subie went, maybe they didn't sell manual Limiteds in
    New England, which is rather weird due to the car's popularity, but
    not necessarily out of the question. I still had to order my base
    wagon with a stick, as all three area dealerships only had automatics
    in my chosen color. They had plenty of Impreza sticks in stock, but
    very OBW's.

    I recently bought a 4WD 2005 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab, with the 6
    speed manual. None of the local stealerships had a TRD Off-Road with
    a manual, so we waited 6 weeks for it. All of the manuals in stock
    were base, 2WD, 4 cyl versions, like the auto parts stores use for

    Maybe outside of sports cars, we manual buyers are fading away...
    Bonehenge, Mar 25, 2006
  11. Victor Roberts

    Blair Baucom Guest

    Except the 2006 F-150 XL still has the 5-speed manual listed as standard
    with 4.2L EFI V6 Engine.

    Blair Baucom, Mar 26, 2006
  12. Yup, XLT and other models have no manual transmission for their lowest model
    engine. Personally I think it's a travesty not to at least offer it to
    those who like trucks and shifting gears.
    Bradley Walker, Mar 26, 2006
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