2001 Subaru Outback from North America
Will never buy subaru again
I bought 2001 outback used with 82,00 miles, dealer says, " these cars go 300,000 miles". After the first year, I had a blown head gasket, replaced a timing belt, spent $1700.00. A year later, the engine overheated, no warning, no increase on the temp indicator, just started making noise, blown engine. $2500.00 later, I'm trading it for a toyota.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th June, 2006
I am so glad to be reading all this information. I have been considering buying a 2000 Subaru Outback. The car has 80,000 miles on it and it looks like brand new. However after reading all this info. here I have decided not to buy it. I have an Acura Integra that has 146,000 miles on it. The car drives like a new car. The car was made in 1992 and I am the second owner. Anyway it still drives great and looks great so I will just keep it until it falls apart. Then I think I will get another Acura or Honda... After reading all this information about the Subaru's I'd rather not take any chances... Thanks to everyone for all the info. you post about your Subaru's...
It's unfortunate that anyone would rule out Subarus because of individual bad experiences. I don't think anyone can say, as a rule, don't get a Subaru. "Caveat emptor" ALWAYS applies in a car purchase, especially if it is pre-owned! There is no telling what a previous owner may have done to a vehicle, or neglected. In 1999 I bought a '95 Legacy wagon that had 85k on it. I still have that vehicle, and the only non-routine work I've had done in the past 9.5 years is replacing the seals and the starter. The car now has 230k, has taken me coast to coast, and has been a fantastic investment.
With dealerships scrambling to attract sales in this troubled economy, there is a reason you don't see mega-rebates and such advertised for Subarus: THEY DON'T NEED THEM. Subarus are great vehicles.