Timing Belt on my Subaru Outback broke while driving. Is it worth repairing?

Asked by Sep 14, 2016 at 10:31 PM about the 2001 Subaru Outback Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2001 outback sport with 187000 miles, 2.5 liter engine. I have recently done
the following repairs in the last 8 months. New cat converters, new brake
calipers, rotors and pads, new cv axles, inner and outer tie rod ends on r
front, new wheel bearing, new plugs and wires, new old air intake system,
new power steering pump and belt and  a new battery.
My question is ".....Is this car worth repairing? A family member is willing to
replace the engine if necessary,, for the cost of the parts.

3 Answers

22,915

If your family member knows what they're doing, yes, it's worth it. Look at all the work you've already done. BUT, I would make sure that they are confident to do this, otherwise, you may have more problems... Good luck.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
1,065

also you have to look at the cost of getting a different car Are you going to pay cash??? are you going to finance?? if so what will your payments be My subie has 230,000 miles on it and i will keep it till it just won't run anymore I don't really want to have any car payments

6,985

I'm impressed Mark. 10 more points from me to you. Eagle, with the amount of work you have done to it already, I'd be inclined to keep the car if it were mine and ask the family member to do the engine swap. You can look around for local mechanics/junk yards that sell engines with warranties. You might also try car- part.com. I'm hesitant with ebay engines but maybe just cuz it's ebay?

Your Answer

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 35,948 nationwide Outback listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Subaru Outback Experts

  • #1
    Markw1952
    Reputation
    8,510
  • #2
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    2,810
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    2,760
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
380 Great Deals out of 39,305 listings starting at $1,495
Used Subaru Impreza
224 Great Deals out of 22,307 listings starting at $1,995
Used Subaru Legacy
206 Great Deals out of 15,789 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda CR-V
716 Great Deals out of 58,753 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota RAV4
727 Great Deals out of 50,273 listings starting at $1,195
Used Toyota 4Runner
329 Great Deals out of 25,172 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Highlander
521 Great Deals out of 33,723 listings starting at $2,450
Used Toyota Tacoma
660 Great Deals out of 45,565 listings starting at $2,700
Used Honda Accord
1,099 Great Deals out of 65,582 listings starting at $561
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
946 Great Deals out of 71,812 listings starting at $1,200
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
37 Great Deals out of 1,207 listings starting at $3,999
Used Toyota Camry
925 Great Deals out of 89,681 listings starting at $300

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Outback For Sale
22,880 listings starting at $23,310
2017 Subaru Outback For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 3,905 listings starting at $20,995
2016 Subaru Outback For Sale
69 Great Deals out of 1,368 listings starting at $15,495
2015 Subaru Outback For Sale
77 Great Deals out of 1,892 listings starting at $9,483
2014 Subaru Outback For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,167 listings starting at $7,451

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.