2009 Forester 2.5XT
I am considering talking my sister-in-law into purchasing a used 2003 Forester. My concerns are since I've done a lot of research here (thanks for all the info that's out there concerning everything Forester related!! Best site EVER!!) of the Head Gasket issue that seems to plague the '03 Foresters, the two we're looking at have not had their Head Gaskets replaced so I'm concerned that they will go out and need to be replaced. My question is: of the '03 Forester owners out there who have had their Head Gaskets replaced/repaired, was the problem solved and it's a one and done thing, or have their been multiple issues involving the new gaskets? Any other thoughts on purchasing an '03 Forester? Thanks!!