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#10585 of 10838 Im new to subaru's. seeking adivce!!!!!
Aug 16, 2008 (10:53 pm)
So im intersted in buying a subaru outback. im going to look at a 2005 outback legacy tomorrow, it has low milage, i think it was 32,000 about. Basically im wondering if subaru's end up with a lot of problems later on after a fews years, or if its exspensive to have work done on them? im hoping to get adive or an opinion. im really set on getting a subaru outback, i just dont know much about them. i would appriciate any knowledge, adivce, or opinions. in general ive never heard anything really bad about them but still need to know. please e-mail back if you want at bryanfromcaliHotmail.com or leave some comments. thanks!!!!
#10586 of 10838 Re: Im new to subaru's. seeking adivce!!!!! [bdowdy]
Aug 17, 2008 (3:18 am)
They don't have a lot of problems or problems that are insanely expensive to fix. Overall, they probably have
some stuff I've had or heard of others having had go wrong:
brakes and rotors
#10587 of 10838 Re: Im new to subaru's. seeking adivce!!!!! [ponytrekker]
Aug 17, 2008 (6:06 pm)
A bad head gasket blew my engine at 139,500 miles. It cost $7,000 to replace the engine. A few other problems including the fuel pump and alternator, both needed replacing. '97 Subaru Outback. Good car otherwise and I am still driving it. Original struts at 170,000 miles. Brakes and rotors are maintenance items, depends how you drive your car how much tinkering you will need.
#10588 of 10838 Re: Im new to subaru's. seeking adivce!!!!! [priggly]
Aug 18, 2008 (5:08 pm)
Wow $7k is a lot to do an engine. A short-block complete is about $800-1000 from a dealer.
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#10589 of 10838 Re: Im new to subaru's. seeking adivce!!!!! [priggly]
Aug 18, 2008 (5:41 pm)
I don't get that, 7k to repair, what, a 3k car?
#10590 of 10838 fire hazard subaru
Aug 18, 2008 (6:03 pm)
The blown rubber oil hose feeds the turbo lubrication on the 2005 outback 2.5xt.
Heat degradation appears to be the factor.Mechanic and insurance adjuster felt it was a poor design in hot area. Anyone experienced similar problem?
#10591 of 10838 Re: fire hazard subaru [julianh]
Aug 18, 2008 (6:10 pm)
Well first off, the insurance company should have investigated this BEFORE writing a policy for a stock car. If they felt it was an insurance risk, they should have charged a higher premium...
#10592 of 10838 Re: Im new to subaru's. seeking adivce!!!!! [paisan]
Aug 18, 2008 (10:17 pm)
Yeah, costs are a real rip-off here in Canada where the socialist government taxes everything imaginable.
#10593 of 10838 09 Outbacks / Differences
Aug 20, 2008 (11:13 am)
I'm seriously thinking about replacing my 13 year old legacy with a new Outback (the old girl is still reliable, but wife wants something 'safer' with a panoply of airbags, so...)
I've got a few questions about the '09s which are trickling in to our local dealers. My impression is that they are basically identical to the '08s, but with standard VDC and a much nicer radio available in the sub-$30k models. Is that right?
My other question had to do with VDC. I've owned several Legacies, none had VDC. In day-to-day driving situations, do you typically feel VDC working at all? or is it only if something goes horribly wrong when cornering? I've gotten sort of used to my Legacy's tail kicking out a bit in icy conditions, i assume VDC prevents those sorts of shenanigans?
#10594 of 10838 Re: 09 Outbacks / Differences [toyo_z]
Aug 20, 2008 (5:38 pm)
I can't comment on the Subaru VDC, but here's my observation on BMW's:
When I had my RWD 3 series sedan, I often noticed the stability control correcting a skid or other types of wheel slippage whether it be from slick ground or max performance.
Now I have an AWD 3 series coupe and after 5 months I have yet to feel it engage. No bad weather but you can see it's less likely to be engaged in a full-time AWD vehicile.