I hear the first generation Outbacks have had problems with failing head gaskets. I am wondering of head gasket failures are more common with cars that do not get their gaskets inspected regularly? I am looking at getting a used first generation Subaru and the head gasket will be the first thing I will ask about. But it seems that what I have heard are a lot of people complaining of head gaskets failing at 80K and causing $2000 worth of damage. I inspect my gaskets roughly with every other oil change. It doesn't take long to do and can be added to any routine maitainance trip to the shop. I am just wondering if the concern on the head gasket for the Outback truly is genuine, or is it just more about being a little more vigilant with inspecting?