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Hi,

I've searched the forums for a used buyer's guide for the 5th gen and didn't find anything. Does anyone have a quick bullet list of items to look for?

I read about the head gasket. I can look at the oil color and the head for leaks.

What else?

Thanks!
 

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Hi,

I've searched the forums for a used buyer's guide for the 5th gen and didn't find anything. Does anyone have a quick bullet list of items to look for?

I read about the head gasket. I can look at the oil color and the head for leaks.

What else?

Thanks!
what years are you shopping for.?

on this forum gen 5 = 2015- and newer

and gen 4 is 2010-2014,

as on this forum, it does not include the legacy 1990-94 as gen 1.

either way, no systemic head gaskets on 2010 and newer cars,....vs. 1996-2009.
 

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2011 - I was using Wikipedia for the model years - it said it was a Gen 5. I guess that's Gen 4.
 

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2011 - I was using Wikipedia for the model years - it said it was a Gen 5. I guess that's Gen 4.
wikipedia kind of deals in world model years, and the data there is pretty poor on some of the subaru pages as each typist/ editor fills in things for their particular market,

and offerings in Australia, are not the same as in the US.

cars101 is US based though. (a dealer sales guy from Seattle trying to scan in all the stuff he can find, and has been doing it a long long long time).

Subaru Outback research pages: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009... all years/models
 
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