Originally Posted by hamradio
I could see owning a subaru someday.
I'm a vw/audi guy at heart; I own 2 vw's. But, I like most european cars, and subaru is the only japanese car make that I really like. Love the styling, love the awd.
Only complaint about outbacks are-
A friend has one, and they have had lots of headgasket issues with it. I think it has blown one of its head gaskets (not sure which side) 2 or 3 times in less than 100k. All covered by warranty, though.
And how are those CEL's and 1.8T sludge problems?
2-3 times for a HG? he needs to find a better mechanic to put the car back together. Granted the 98-02 2.5's had an issue, I blew one HG myself (during a ski trip) but 2-3 is unheard of unless someone put it back together wrong.
Having had 12 or so VW/Audis and 12 or so Subies...NO comparison for reliability. Check the sig at Vortex for list.Subs I had...
83 DL5 SW, 82 GL4 4WD SW, 83 GLA SW, 85, 86 BRAT, 88 Justy GL 4WD 5sp, 90 Legacy L+ AWD SW, 96 Outback SW, 98 Outback LTD SW, 00 2.5 RS Coupe Current:
06 Leg SE SW, 99 Forester SDubs I had...
63,67,69 Bug, 69 Conv., 73 SuperBeetle, 83 Rabbit Wolfsburg, 84 GTI, 93 Golf III, 94 Passat VR6 wagon, 00 NB GLX, 92 Passat CL 01 A4 Avant 2.8Q 5 sp.