1996 Subaru Outback legacy 2.2 liter from North America
The head gasket blew at 151,000 miles, My dad and I figured out the symptoms that led up to this.. your heat is not working so well, you'll smell antifreeze sparingly, and you'll loose 2-5 mpg.
Awesome car, good on gas, always started right up in the cold weather, smooth transmission for having 150,000 miles on it, cold air conditioning, very reliable, the car goes, if you know what I mean, when you're at a red light!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th March, 2007
14th Jul 2015, 22:31
It had to be the 2.5 liter; they didn't make a 2.2 automatic, only a 5 speed, and the 2.5 was notorious for gasket issues. I owned a 97 2.5 and the head blew on it, but it was a champ; drove it on a blown head gasket for months with no issues whatsoever; just had to keep water in it.