My Subaru Outback 03 has 164,000 miles on it. I love, love the car, can’t imagine giving it up, but…it now has lots of hesitation when starting out slowly, sometimes, or trying to get up a hill…I think it may be the fuel pump. I JUST put in a new fuel filter, had the fuel injectors cleaned out and the throttle plate cleaned…to no avail, it is getting worse. I also need a new cat convertor, and recently an oil leak showed up, which I think may be the other head gasket I did not replace. I did replace one at 105,000 miles.
I had just recently put in new axles, sway bar, battery, radio, and rear brakes, and new tires about a year ago. What to do? fix, or trade in ??? I usually do long road trips in the summer , and figured I wanted a newer car for this summer, as this one is so old. Could I sell this car privately? Does anyone think I could do this , as I know the trade in will be awful! I still owe 500.00 for the past repairs.