1998 Subaru Outback from North America
Great in snow, but essentially junk otherwise
Transmission popped out of first after 8 miles. Had to fight with dealer to get it replaced.
Gasket under plastic cover behind flywheel leaked, ruining clutch, replaced clutch at 76K miles.
Check engine light is usually on since 60K miles.
Had to cut off clicky rattly exhaust heat sheild before it drove me insane.
Clutch hose and master cylinder replaced at my expense at 100K, as per TSB that I had to pay for too, after the clutch pedal operated the clutch only intermittently.
Rear brake plates and drums have rusted away. Yep, brake plates are essentially gone!
Head gasket blown at 130 miles. Shocking!
Great in the snow.
Head Gaskets are Achilles Heel, and expensive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th March, 2007