For some reason, my dad is very determined to keep the Subie in the family even though I want nothing to do with it after this winter. His new idea is for me to get it fixed, and then have my sister buy it for that plus a little more. Then I can buy something else. 

I don't think we should keep it. I just have a bad feeling about it. I had the same feeling about the van once it started needing major repairs every few months or so. And now it's dead. I can't explain it. 

It seems to mainly stem from the fact that I don't like the way the transmission shifts. Even though the transmission guys say its fine, it just seems off to me. And I swear it feels different everyday. Some days it feels almost perfect, and then the next it feels like shit. If it wasn't for that, I'd be a lot more inclined to get the head gaskets fixed.