2004 Subaru Outback 2.5 from North America
Bought the car used and had a mechanic look at it with no major issues. Regular oil changes, check ups and all that. Next thing I know $2000 for a new head gasket. WTF.
Handling is great and the options are nice. I did not like putting in a new head-gasket on a car that does not even have 100000 miles on it. I know I bought it used, but that is a joke for a "reliable" car.
Contacted Subaru Customer Dealer services and they bought the head-gasket. Due to the fact that I had no history of the car, they did not forgive any price off the labor.
I just sold my Ford Ranger for $2000 and it would have probably lasted longer with less cost than the Subaru.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th April, 2008