Lost my 2001 Outback Wagon..... One more reason why these are great - What now???

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by Dave, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest


    Last Saturday while I was waiting for a red light a Truck hit a Cadi then
    went head-on into my driver's side at approx 45 mph. I was spun 90 degrees
    onto a cement median and the truck kept on going finally slamming into a
    cement pylon.

    I was the only one not taken by ambulance - in fact - not a scratch on me.
    For not having side airgs - the car help up incredibly well.

    I was told yesterday that my car is considered totaled! Only 24000 miles on
    it.... Yikes!

    So now what? I believe a 2004 Outback Wagon again.

    Anyone buy one yet? Any expected major differences between the 2001 & 2004?
    Dave, Sep 13, 2003
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  2. Similarly, I lost my '98 Forester to a bad driver. I got a slight bruise
    from the seat belt but I am on blood thinner.
    The driver of the PT cruiser that turned into my lane, was admitted to the
    hospital with neck and chest pains.
    I went and bought an '03. I was pleased with little things Subaru had done
    like made access to oil pan and filter easier for oil change and indexed the
    automatic shifter with lights on console to indicate gear. I even like the
    running lights since they are not overly bright and you don't have to think
    about for situations where you need them like rain. Gas mileage is also
    Frank Logullo, Sep 13, 2003
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  3. In the old days a relative would come and drive the car home and YOU
    would've been 'totaled'.

    glad you're OK. Hope the others recover. Thanx for the report.

    1 Lucky Texan
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Sep 13, 2003
  4. Dave

    Alan Shein Guest

    Sorry to hear about your car. Glad you're okay. We just bought an '04 OBW LL
    Bean. this is our first Subie (came from Toyota), so I can't compare- but I
    do know that the '04 is the 5th year for this version, so it is very mature,
    and all of the bugs should be worked out by now. It has side body (not head)
    air bags. Anyway, so far (500 miles) we love it. Getting 20 MPG City - just
    as advertised. We also had looked at an '04 Forrester XT. Man, was that fun!
    0-60 in 5.3. It felt like a jet plane taking off, but was not very
    comfortable, and the interior was kind of cheapish.

    BTW, did your front air bags deploy?
    Alan Shein, Sep 13, 2003
  5. Dave

    Todd H. Guest

    Sorry to hear about the accident and I'm glad you're ok!

    2004 would be a great time to buy another. Major design changes comes
    with 2005, which means you'll be getting a 5th year production of the
    2000 platform redesign design which should theoretically be the most
    mature of the lot. A 2004 will feel very similar to your 2001.

    Best Regards,
    Todd H., Sep 13, 2003
  6. Dave

    Jim Stewart Guest

    If I may stray off-topic for a moment... Getting a medical
    evaluation sometime in the next week would probably be a
    good thing. I have known a person who declined after a
    bad accident because there were no apparent symptoms only
    to suffer for years from a latent injury.
    Jim Stewart, Sep 14, 2003
  7. Dave

    Dave Guest

    No airbags went off.

    Dave, Sep 14, 2003
  8. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Thanks for the concern.

    I went to my doctor last week for an evaluation.
    Dave, Sep 14, 2003
  9. Dave

    James Guest

    Ouch! Glad to hear you're ok.

    Don't know where you're located, but yesterday we traded in our '01
    LLBean with less than 22K miles. Pampered car, never abused, no
    accidents, etc.

    '03 Subaru Forester XS-P
    '01 Subaru Outback LLBean, errr I mean, '03 Infiniti FX35
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    James, Sep 15, 2003
  10. Dave

    URABUS Guest

    Wow! Glad to hear you're unscathed!

    How about a Forester XT? :)
    URABUS, Sep 15, 2003
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