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post #11 of 14 Old 06-15-2012, 12:34 PM
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I just gotta tell you, I LOVE my subaru! I had a 98 legacy wagon that had a rear main seal leak and smoked all the time, but she never let me down, even when I was going to grooming school and driving an hour each way for a month. After 2 years I decided I wanted something newer and nicer(got my tax return lol) so I got a 2000 outback wagon with heated seats, and a dvd player. I've had her for 2 years now with very little problems. My boyfriend has a 1995 legacy, I think we got her about 3 years ago now and he also have very few problems despite her age. The biggest plus, the wagons can hold LOTS of horse stuff!! Lol Mine often looks like a tack shop on wheels
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post #12 of 14 Old 06-15-2012, 12:42 PM
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I, too, love my Subaru Outback, 2000. But, I would recommend either getting a pre 2000 or a post 2006. The model that is my year have a problem with the head gasket. About 70% of them , upon reaching 130,000 miles or more, have to have the headgastket replaced. That costs money.
I did it, becuase in every other respect, I love my Subaru. I have 172,000 miles now.
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post #13 of 14 Old 06-15-2012, 12:47 PM
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My first car (in 1996) was a 1986 Ford escort wagon white exterior and red interior with more rust than paint left on it. Cassette tape, no a/c, no power anything. That thing took me everywhere. And I mean EVERYWHERE. I was doing competitive kayaking and I would throw my boat up on top and go down roads that were barely even there. I loved that thing.

Keep in mind that looks and extras mean nothing. If it runs and you can afford it, it is worth it. Plus, it gives the car character.
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-15-2012, 09:39 PM
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I, too, love my Subaru Outback, 2000. But, I would recommend either getting a pre 2000 or a post 2006. The model that is my year have a problem with the head gasket. About 70% of them , upon reaching 130,000 miles or more, have to have the headgastket replaced. That costs money.
I did it, becuase in every other respect, I love my Subaru. I have 172,000 miles now.
Mine also had the head gasket replaced before I bought the car, previous owner has all the service records, from the looks of them that was the only problem.
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