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I have a 1999 Subaru Outback with 188K on it. I have confirmed through testing that it has a blown head gasket. I'm not capable of the repair myself and I understand that it is very expensive to have done. Is it worth fixing or is a good used car the answer. Seems like I started putting a lot of money into this once it reached 150K.

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It's pricey if you can't do it yourself, yep.. That is correct. Consider a used 6-cylinder model. Not known for head gasket problems, and no requirement to replace the timing belt every 105k miles.
 

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Ask yourself if the $2500 in repairs makes financial sense over the unknown in another used car or payments in a new car.
Is the '99 Outback otherwise in excellent condition and well maintained? If so, invest the $2500 and drive it for another 100k miles. That's cheaper than getting another car.
If the '99 Outback is a beater,then it is time to let it go.
 
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