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2001 Outback Limited, 2.5L
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Outback Limited
2.5L
2001
Previous Owner Replaced them at 90,000 (under warranty)

Current Mileage: 194,901

Engine Runs strong and NO leaks yet.
 

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2000 Subaru Outback Wagon AWP 2.5L 5spd (140,000mi)
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Subaru Model: Outback Wagon
Year: 2000
Engine Size: 2.5L
Miles: 92,000*

*(Began leaking but never blew completely, both replaced by dealer free of charge. Now at 140,000mi with no problems so far)
 

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'00 Legacy OBW Ltd
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Subaru Model: Outback Wagon Limited
Year: 2000
Engine Size: 2.5l Phase 2
Miles: ~133k minor external leak of coolant and oil

Currently at ~145k. Still leaking. Getting worse. Just putting off until after the wedding!!! Will be doing the HG myself along with all of the top end seals at the same time. All OEM parts as well.

(10/15/2009) Update: Still leaking. Oil and coolant going down faster and faster. Time to replace, soon.

(02/8/2010) Update: Getting really bad now. Currently at 159k miles. Scheduled an appt for Weds with All Wheeldrive Auto to take care of business. Headgaskets, Timing Belt, Water pump, replace all hoses, battery harness, rear main seal and a wad of cash. 1 yr/15k mile warranty as long as they do 2 of the next 4 oil changes after.
 

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2000 Legacy Outback wagon 2.5 automatic
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Subaru Model: Outback Wagon
Year: 1998
Engine Size: 2.5
Miles: 118k when head gasket failed, repaired it then sold the car after that, I have never been so glad to be rid of a car! I still own two Subarus and love them though :)
 

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2018 Outback Premium 2.5 w/ Eyesight
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Subaru Model: Legacy Outback Limited Wagon 5 Spd
Year: 2003
Engine Size: 2.5L
Miles: 33,000
 

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1999 Outback Wagon 2.5 116k miles
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Outback Wagon
1999
2.5L Auto Trans
111,000


Never overheated, no coolant loss or external leaks, just blowing steady bubbles in coolant recovery tank and smokey, dark coolant. Caught it early (I hope). Always dealer maintained w/ coolant conditioner, etc.

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2001 Subaru Outback
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Subaru Model: Outback Wagon
Year: 2001
Engine Size: 2.5L
Miles: ~139,000
 

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'00 Subaru BH 4AT, '06 Volvo P1 6MT, '14 Ford C1 5MT
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Subaru Model: Legacy Outback (Base + Premium Sound)
Year: 2000
Engine: EJ252 2.5L SOHC + 4EAT trans
Miles: 137,322

Car age at failure: 9 years

Never overheated... but I did have a coolant smell. Took it in and had it fixed before it got any worse. 3+k since the repair so far, and no issues. *fingers crossed*
 

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2009 VW Jetta SportWagen, 1992 VW Cabriolet, No more Subies :(
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HG failure

YEAR: 2005 Outback 2.5i Limited
MILEAGE: 79,970 miles
DEALER ESTIMATE TO REPAIR: $2200
MECHANICS ESTIMATE TO REPAIR: $1600+
RESPONSE FROM SUBARU USA: Wow, that's unusual, but unfortunately being out of warranty...

EDIT: Subaru USA offered to open a case and perhaps pay up to 20% of cost of parts. Resolution: Sold the car.
 

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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited with Navigation, Satin White Pearl
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HG

Subaru Model: Legacy Outback, 07/12/00 (Put in Service)
Year: 2001
Engine Size: 2.5L
Miles:129,881
Date 01/09/09
 

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MY01 Outback
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Model: Outback Wagon
Year: 2001
Engine: 2.5 L
Mileage; 190,000 km (114,000 miles)
Repair Estimate Aus$1,800


Message to dealer: Simply love the car, fantastic on trips.

But I'll never buy another one, cos I simply can't afford to replace transmissions, clutches and head gaskets.

Bankruptcy beckons. :mad:
 
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