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"We've thrown a rod", "Is that serious?", "Yep."

I have a 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback. I have what I suspect is a significant engine problem. I have data. I have a parts car. I could use some advice. [more inside]
posted by iconomicon on Aug 7, 2016 - 11 answers

Separate from an independent inspection, what to do/look for in used car

Our car saga continues (1, 2). We took some test drives over the weekend, and it's likely we'll make some moves in the near future to buy an Outback or Forester. As a first time buyer of a used car, what should I ask/look for personally, separate from the inspection to be performed by my independent mechanic? And how much oxidization is too much oxidization under the hood, anyway? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 19, 2014 - 8 answers

Any tips for getting a used Outback in Massachusetts?

Our mechanic has fixed our car from last week's question, but now I think we'll probably just get another used car. The Boston winters have convinced us we'd like something with good handling in ice and snow. We're not really SUV people. Because of their reputation for reliability (and ubiquity in the region), we're leaning towards a used Outback. Do you have any recommendations or tips 1) about buying a used car in MA generally, and 2) about buying a used Outback in particular? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 12, 2014 - 12 answers

How can I replace the power steering pump in my 2000 Outback?

I have a 2000 Subaru Outback. It needs a bit of work, the most costly of which is replacing the leaking power steering pump... shop says $360. Is this a repair that I can do myself? [more inside]
posted by roygbv on Jan 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Clash of teh humble Cute Utes

Dear Car Shopper, what would You choose? RAV4 or Outback, new base models. [more inside]
posted by methinks on Oct 28, 2012 - 22 answers

Subaru or Volvo?

Should we buy a Subaru or a Volvo? Outback or Forester / V50 or V70? Requirements: AWD, durability/dependability, fuel efficiency, safety, cargo space in that order. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Jul 16, 2011 - 21 answers

Going to Australia BRB

I'm traveling with friends to Australia in March, and this will be the first time I've left North America! I'm covered on basic travel requirements (passport, ETA, etc), but what else should I bring with me? What should I know (about traveling, about Australia... anything!)? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Jan 11, 2011 - 61 answers

That's not a knife. This is a knife!

Subaru Outback: New or used? [more inside]
posted by mkb on Oct 28, 2010 - 22 answers

Last thing I need is more car trouble...

Why did my Subaru outback lose power steering on this rainy night? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Oct 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Outback Clock Wrong Twice a Day

How can I get my elapsed time/"journey time" clock working again on my 2006 Outback? [more inside]
posted by icebourg on Oct 1, 2009 - 4 answers

What kind of bike rack should I get for my car?

What kind of bike rack should I get for my car? [more inside]
posted by MorningPerson on May 7, 2009 - 15 answers

Aftermarket stereo in a 2006 Outback?

Can I install an aftermarket stereo into a 2006 Subaru Outback? [more inside]
posted by squishy on Oct 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Do head gasket sealers in a bottle work?

Do head gasket "repair" liquids work at all? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Aug 24, 2008 - 7 answers

Why is my Subaru stuttering after a fillup?

Does anyone have any ideas about why my 2003 Subaru Outback stutters on acceleration for the ten or fifteen minutes after I fill it up with gas? [more inside]
posted by delfuego on Mar 11, 2008 - 9 answers

Is a universal oxygen sensor really universal?

ScoobyFilter: It's time to replace the oxygen sensors in my 2001 Subaru Outback. "Universal" replacements run about half the cost of the OEM version. Am I asking for trouble by taking the cheap way out? [more inside]
posted by Opposite George on Jul 31, 2006 - 8 answers

Bad Gas Mileage

Why is my Outback only getting 21 MPG! [more inside]
posted by retro88 on Aug 18, 2005 - 24 answers

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