Last post on May 09, 2008 at 11:05 AM
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Subaru Outback, Subaru Legacy, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, Wagon
#2 of 4 Re: Advice on Subaru Outback purchase; Outback vs. Legacy Wagon [mountainwalker]
May 09, 2008 (10:28 am)
Outback sits a couple of inches higher, at one point I measured the height of the seats and it was 4" or so higher up. A lot of people like that.
Check the usual suspects, i.e. head gaskets, front and rear main seals for oil leaks, and wheel bearings. With that mileage you may want a mechanic to do a compression test to make sure all the cylinders are sealing properly.
#3 of 4 Re: Advice on Subaru Outback purchase; Outback vs. Legacy Wagon [mountainwalker]
May 09, 2008 (10:45 am)
I almost bought a used 2000 Outback a couple years back, but didn't because the seller backed out. However, my iwfe has a 2003 Legacy wagon, and I now have a 2005 Outback wagon. As I vaguely recall while doing my research there were headgasket issues and there was some type recall for something minor on the back end on the 2000 Outbacks..
The standard Outback is based on the Legacy platform. The Outback Sport, way less common, is based on the Impreza platform. As I tell my family and friends, my Outback is a Legacy on steroids. It sits higher, has more ground clearance, has bigger tires and mine has some winter/weather type features such as heated seats, mirrors and windsheild deicer. All very nice for Indiana winter driving.
I like driving both. The wife's has low-wall performance like tires, sits lower, and drives very tight and sports like. My Outback sits hire and rides softer. Both are nice.
#4 of 4 thank you very much, any other things to check out, Subarus in mountains
May 09, 2008 (11:05 am)
Ateixeira and Andrewk, thank you very much. Very helpful comments. Does anyone know what the backend minor recall issue was? Any other things to check out?
One thing that has always impressed me about Subarus - whenever I head into real mountain country for hiking or skiing, on both the E and W Coast, I seem to see tons of the locals driving Subaru wagons. That says something.