1997 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: engine failure

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By Wilsons on


1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 4dr Wagon AWD


Bought a used 97 outback only 5 months
ago. The car was great at 1st & I was
such an advocat of Subaru that I
bought another one for my wife. I
opted for this car & thought (wrongly)
that it was reputed for reliability. I
drive many Hwy miles & expect more
from Subaru. I had problems around
100k: crankshaft seals, burning oil
smell, alternator recall & faulty dash
lights! Also had the mass air flow &
TPS sensors replaced at $600. At last
oil change was informed cam & rear
engine seals need replaced for $700.
Motor failed 108K. Subaru advised on a
new engine at $5700. This car should
last longer than this & problems are
more than coincidence!

Best Features

When it drives it runs smoothly and looks good where other wagons don't. Cargo space is good. AWD allows you to drive safely.

Worst Features

Better engine. Better eletrical system. Better a/c system. Better cup holders. More horse power (sluggish uphill). Mileage is poor. Subaru have some re-engineering to do!
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