by tomday on Jan 7, 2014 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Even if the head gaskets have been done you will be doing them again between 35-40K miles.
If you own a SUbrau it's not a matter of "if" but "when" you'll be doing head gaskets to a tune of $2K to $4K.
Don't be fooled by someone trying to sell you one.
1998 - 2012 2.5L engines.
Yes, up to 2012!
If yo have one think about selling it.
by no more Subarus 4me on Sep 17, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
We bought our Legacy GT Ltd with 48K miles on it. At about 60K miles the engine started making a noise that we were told was piston slap. Oil was changed frequently as directed, plus I started adding Lucas engine treatment which helped quiet the noise. At about 95K miles we had to replace the head gaskets which had started leaking. At 106K miles something major "let go" inside the motor and it is no longer driveable. I loved everything about the car...except the motor which, apparently is not put together well. We are going put in a different engine, sell the car, and buy a Honda.
by Disgruntled on Jun 17, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
I've owned 9 other Subaru's. Each Subaru had over 200000 miles on them and ran incredibly well. I now own a 2001 Legacy GT Limited and have had nothing but problems since day one. The first month I had the vehicle, I had lost my brakes. The pedal wouldn't even move at all. This happened twice. Dealer "fixed" the problem each time. Since then I've blown my engine because the head gaskets. There are SO MANY other issues I've had since purchasing this vehicle. I hope this helps anyone looking at one. I WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER SUBARU AS LONG AS I LIVE!!!
The Brighton model is stricken from the Legacy lineup. All 2001 Legacys comply with low-emission vehicle (LEV) standards and come with standard 24-hour roadside assistance. Legacy L models now include an ambient temperature gauge, a dual-mode digital trip odometer and a fixed intermittent rear wiper with washer on the wagons. GT models feature a power moonroof, six-way power driver seat, limited-slip rear differential and multireflector halogen foglights.