Last Subaru I'll own
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Vehicle2001 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewThis is my 3rd Subaru. I bought it because the first 2 were bulletproof -- no problems. We are at 77k miles now. The head gasket had to be replaced at 72k. Yes it was covered since the car had the coolant treatment. Asking around after it happened, this is now a common problem with the 2.5 engine. Now, the transmission needs to be rebuilt. According to a local transmission shop (not the dealership) 77k on this transmission is good! He often sees them with less. Often? Somewhere Subaru lost the reliability that kept me coming back. The company has refused requests to repair the vehicle. They've offered token gestures like a rebate on a new car purchase. I'm done with Subaru.
Best FeaturesLooks good sitting still. Good thing, since if you drive it, you'll have to fix it.
Worst FeaturesRELIABILITY! The old Subarus would run to 200k miles without problems. NOT NOW!
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