by montanaowner on May 19, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon w/Weather Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
Bought this car new. Now have 118,000 miles and it needs its 3rd head gasket. First went at 36,000 miles, 2nd at 83,000 miles. In cold weather (10 degrees or less) gas lines at fuel pump condense, allowing fuel to vaporize into the engine compartment. Smells like you are riding in the gas tank. If I could have afforded to dump this car earlier I would have. Lots of other smaller problems. Seems to go through tires very quickly.
by Not so lucky on Mar 19, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon w/Weather Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
I also had the head gaskets problem. Only when I bought my car in (at 102K) the dealership did not want to repair them on their cost because they would only do so for cars below 100K. This while my car had been in the dealership at 97K and they found nothing. I find it a bit fishy they only found it after the 100K had passed. For me no Subaru anymore, although they drive great, don't expect to get much further above 100K without significant repairs.
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