Mileage: In the tested 2.5-liter Legacy Outback with automatic transmission, about 23 miles per gallon, pretty good for an all-wheel-drive vehicle. Fuel capacity is 15.9 gallons. Estimated range is 350 miles on usable volume of regular unleaded, running combined city-highway with five passengers.
First off, hello all. New to the forum & just bought my first Subaru; a 1996 Legacy Outback 2.5. (like the one mentioned above) I've been eyballing all you happy-looking Subaru People for a few years now, and finally made the move. I bought the car used, with a mere 86,000 miles on the odometer. (the car is in great shape & the price was a good chunk below the high retail KBB, so I'll leave it at that)
I absolutely LOVE this car as I knew I would, however I'm not getting even close to aforementioned 350 miles to the tankful. Granted, there is still some figuring to do here, and I am running the A/C most of the time right now. Preliminary figures saw me getting something like 125 miles out of 1/2 a tank. Even figuring in the A/C use, I am not liking the petrol suckage rate. Of course I plan to have all of this checked out thoroughly, however any rudimentary troubleshooting advice would be more than welcome.
P.S. is there anyway to change this damn username to something other than my email addy? This not what I signed up as.