Subaru motor of death?
June 22, 2008 4:02 PM Subscribe
Girlfriend fell in love with a 1996 Legacy Outback. It has the 2.5 liter motor that everyone and their mother says died a horrible headgasket death..
posted by SirStan to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The interwebs would have me believe that the 2.5 liter Subaru motor (generation 1, specifically) is prone to blowing headgaskets. My girlfriend needs an economic car (ie, <$3k.. more like $2500) and we found a really nice, well taken care of, private sale of a 1996 Outback, 145k for $2500. The stickler is it has never had headgasket work - but it has receipts for major service.
So hivemind -- is the 2.5 as bad as the reputation that precedes it?