Hello. Thanks for your forum - it's been a lot of help. Recently I helped my daughter buy her first used car and failed pretty miserably. Bought a 98 Legacy Outback (manual) with a bad engine (2.5) and I am now looking for a good quality remanufactured 2.5 or 2.2. I have a good mechanic who is very reasonable in labor but I don't want to create more hassle than is necessary. Can you tell me if there are any years or models for the 2.2 L engines that will drop right in, in place of the 2.5? I've seen some sites where a 95 2.2 reman was up to $600 less than a 98 2.5. Also have learned from a lot of posts that the 2.2 is more 'bulletproof" and we could use a little of that. Thanks for any suggestions.