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Subaru L AWD automatic transmission, 264,000 miles and dead....sending to the crusher. Head gasket failure causing the cooling system to overheat. Had the same problem as now as I did back in Aug 2009, tried a leak treatment called "Steel Seal" which worked from Aug 2009 to Dec 2010. Cost of head gasket repair is $1000 to $1800! This car is not worth it. Purchased the car used with 98k miles and the electrical accessories (clocks, sun roof, keyless entry etc) never worked. Replaced the right rear wheel bearing 3 times! I was able to get the repair shop to split the repairs on the last 2 events. I will consider a Subaru again but will do more detailed research before taking the plunge. Gas mileage was disappointing with this Forrester, in fact often wondered if there was a hole in the tank!Report it
standard vehicle maintenance in my opinionReport it
If you went to a Jeep you're problems may have just begunReport it
Not gonna lie, your paying for work. if you had a spare weekend and an auto parts store near you, the cost of the head gasket wouldnt be anywhere over 50$. It just takes some know how and a solid weekend of time to remove the engine from the trans, drop it, tear the heads off and replace the gasket.Report it
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