I have a question for the community. I am thinking about buying a 1998 Forester L. It has 112000 miles on the clock, an automatic transmission, and power everything for $3900. My question is about the engine. I know it is a Phase I 2.5DOHC, however, I was wondering if it had the same headgasket problem as the 2.5 DOHC engine used in the 1st Generation OB? Should I wait to see if a 1999 or 2000 comes along with a Phase II 2.5 SOHC? Were they better engines or did they have the same problem? Any help in this matter would be greatly welcomed.