Originally Posted by robertgh
As someone who has been in the import parts buisness for 35 yrs the legacy outback is by far your best choice. Very high reliability and generally only need standard wear repairs. The turbo model is a gas to drive. Unless you really want an suv, there are no cars in that catagory that are its equal.
My clutch sucked from the day I bought it (2001 Outback). It slipped, shuddered, stunk.
I had the dealer look at it every time it was in for service, and they said it had no problem.
As soon as the warrenty went out, they needed to replace it. I noticed a lot of used Subarus list a recently replaced clutch.
I got 160,000 out of my '78 Subaru with no clutch work. The '01 needed brake rotors turned and a clutch before 60,000.