I'm considering buying a 2002 Suburu Outback. The maintenance records show that the timing belt, front seals, heater core, radiator hose and brakes (twice) were replaced. This car has 161,000 miles on it. Should I be concerned?
by Visitor in Eveleth, MN on April 23, 2010
No, Subaru engines have been known to go 200k, 300k miles, because the way the engine is designed, being horizontally opposed, there is less vibrations. I own a 2002 outback, and at 100,000 miles, it is normal maintenance to have the timing belt, camshaft chain replaced. The brakes have to be replaced every so often, depending upon use.