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Old 12-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
buddy110
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Default Looking at a 2000 legacy wagon. What to look for?

Hi everyone,
I'm looking at a 2000 2.5 na, legacy wagon with about 160k on the clock. The car looks pretty clean, but I haven't gotten it up on the lift yet. Anyway, being a past and current Imprezza owner, an 06' and 12' Imprezza and an 09' STI, I know each model has it's issues. Can anyone tell me what they are with this model year? What should I look for? Do they have head gasket issues, drivetrain or any other glaring problems?

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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They have headgasket issues but they are external leaking, so a much less chance of causing internal damage. You can also check with Subaru on the recalls for the car and see if they have been done yet.

Overall they are a pretty good car.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:24 PM   #3
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They have headgasket issues but they are external leaking, so a much less chance of causing internal damage. You can also check with Subaru on the recalls for the car and see if they have been done yet.

Overall they are a pretty good car.

Thanks for the response, that's good advice

I may do a car fax as well..
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:24 AM   #4
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I just bought a 2000 legacy L wagon with 204k and it feels like it has 50k. Might be because only 100k on the tranny but I love the car. Check head gaskets, timing belt, clutch. Great peppy car and the Awd is great.
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