I value your opinions here a lot, everyone has helped me a ton with the 1990's Legacys, but I came across a newer car and since I have never had one this new I need your opinions again.
Car is a 2004 Legacy Outback Wagon, 2.5H4, 5 speed, 137K miles. Body is in good shape. The 2.5 is a bit noisier than my 2.2's, is this normal? The 5 speed clutch is a hydraulic instead of the cable clutch in my 90's car. It releases almost to the top and is kinda hard to get used to. When going into 1st gear if you don't have the pedal all the way down it will grind a tiny bit, is this normal?
Car has had the head gaskets and timing belt kit done by a Subaru mechanic that is a member of his congregation ( the seller is a Minister ). It has a slight oil burning smell so I think one of the valve cover gaskets is leaking some, not a big deal. It also has a slight bump sound when letting out the clutch to pull into traffic, I'm thinking one of the mounts is getting tired. The check engine lite is on, he says that his mechanic turns it off and says that it is not a big deal, but it is for me, we have emission inspection in my part of PA. I asked him to find out what the code is.
Asking price $3600.00
Thanks to everyone in advance,