2000 Outback Limited, not sure about specifics yet other than it does have a 5MT
It's my first Subaru, it's spotless, getting it from my daughter. The question I have is, I live in Michigan, she lives in Tenn. The car doesn't have the 5th gear. Her fiance has driven the car for a couple years this way just using it up to fourth. I'll eventually get it repaired or replaced. But could I make it home in 4th gear at a decent rpm that's not going to hurt anything if I stick to 55mph roads. The motor was rebuilt 60k miles ago, and it has a new clutch (he thought that may fix 5th gear..it didn't) Part 2, from what I've been reading 5th gear is at the tail of the tranny (will this make it any cheaper to have repaired if it's accessible from the tailend? I've read that most issues with them is the 5th gear teeth wearing out. Any input would help. I could trailer it but the cost of that is more than the car for gas and rental. Thanks in advance!