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 bgtpeifer222 on Oct 24, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
I bought my legacy just a few weeks ago. And talk about a big mistake. It has 180,000 miles on it and yes i know thats alot but the dealer clames they will run 280,000 easy. When i bought the car it had its normal subaru noises in it. And just today the rear of my transmission went out of it. No warning no nothing just a loud crack and then the rear of the trans binding. This car is JUNK. first and last one ill ever own.
by caraddiction on Oct 15, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
Ok, I've owned about 11 cars in the past 6 years. I bought this car (Less than 6 mo ago) to have something paid off to save money and get better gas mileage than my 2010 Nissan Xterra. It has failed me. After buying it while driving home the head gaskets failed even after they had been replaced already,2k to fix. Then cat started malfunctioning 900 bucks, head lights burn out in 2 weeks 13 dollars per headlight, I don't touch the bulbs while installing either. Only has 130k on it. It was even owned by a mechanic. I don't know if it was from poor maintenance or Subaru. I've owned subaru in the past and this one has disappointed me tremendously. I am selling it asap.
by 12816527 on Jul 28, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
I had owned this car since 2001 and it was ok... Styling was decent, handling was good, but it always seemed to make a lot of ratteling noise which is apparently common on subarus. It needed to have the O2 sensor replaced and had other small mechanical defects. but overall it was a good car until yesterday. The engine locked up and died. the repair places said it would need a new engine, so much for Japanese cars being reliable. just avoid this car. its not great but does get good traction in the snow. And by the way it died with only 89,000 on it.
by Ronn on Jul 17, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Bought this car used in 2002 with 11,000 miles. Now has 120,000. Has been very reliable. Replaced the clutch and viscous coupler at 110,000. Otherwise, just regular maintenance. Could use more power, but the 165 hp is adequate and gets decent gas mileage. Handles very well for a sedan. The AWD is great in rain.
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.