by derek_someda on Jul 18, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon w/Weather Pkg (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
at 2.5 yrs noticed coolant drops in driveway.
Problem progressed to wet spot.
I thought no big deal that a hose needed to be replaced or clamp tightened. At 3yrs checked under car and found both head gaskets were leaking oil and water.
Subaru was out of warranty and said my VIN was not amongst those recalled. Changing the gaskets would be over 3k.
They sold me a 6 oz bottle of Subie coolant stop leak that did nothing.
I used barrs stop leak with nano tech the last several years.
Now it clogged the overfill hose so I cleaned it out. At 60k miles the oil is indicating overfill so I assume the water is now crossing into the engine block and have to get rid of the vehicle.
by yuba4 on Mar 14, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Subaru Outback AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
Suby has been reliable and a perfect fit for our requirements.
Bought new in 2002, it now has almost 200k miles and is still a great car.
Replaced head gaskets at 150k (common problem), but otherwise not many repairs.
Her features and capabilities are a perfect match for our family of four.
by Snowchaser on Nov 5, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Subaru Outback Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
I am by no means a conservative driver. And this car keeps up with me without even breaking a sweat. the H6 is an insanely powerful engine. The snow and ice in this car are not even a problem. It powers through it like its not even there. Great space for over night ski trips. Great looking. comfortable. The best car i've ever owned
Subaru has expanded the availability of its new 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine to the Outback sedan. The result is two additional sedan trim levels: 3.0-H6 and 3.0-H6 VDC. Minor upgrades to all trim levels this year include a dome light off-delay, an ignition switch illumination ring and wood grain-patterned door switch trim. Cars with the Vehicle Dynamics Control system now have a button to turn the system off, and sedans receive an internal trunk release. The automatic climate control system is upgraded with an air filtration system.