2001 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: So gland I got rid of it!

2001 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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GT Limited Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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So gland I got rid of it!
By tomday on


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. So unreliable that even engineers I work with got rid of theirs, one was a 2008 other 2010, and have sworn they will never buy another.

Bottom line

If you own a Subaru 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 saying the head gaskets don't fail or after 2004 their fine. Their not! There are better cars out there with AWD that are more conferrable and more reliable for about the same price.

Years affected.
1998 - 2012 2.5L engines.
Yes, up to 2012!

If you have one think about selling it before the head gaskets go out

Best Features

Worst Features

  • Repair frequency
  • Engine

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