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How rare are 1st gen and 2nd gen Subaru Brat?
Posted 27 January 2010 - 02:58 AM
I am currently looking for a Subaru Brat because they look pimp with the back seats. Just the way they look and how RARE they are. I just wanna know how rare are the 1st gen and 2nd gen Subaru Brat? I've found some on craigslist and ebay for $2500-$3000+
Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:41 AM
Posted 27 January 2010 - 04:09 PM
you'll have us (the enthusiasts) after your hide.
Believe me, unless you're willing to hunt for parts and do a looooot of research
Owning any Subaru older than the 90's is an adventure in itself.
Be ready to get a lot of wrong parts, a lot of headaches and do a lot of modding.
Unless you're dedicated to it, you shouldn't even bother.
PS: They are rather rare as well
Posted 27 January 2010 - 05:25 PM
If you don't know how to wrench and don't plan to learn I would not recommend buying an old Subie whether it is a brat, hatch or wagon. But they are fantastic cars. We have an 82 Brat, 83 Wagon and 86 Hatch - all with EA81 engines. The wagon and hatch are daily drivers. But I think the Brat is getting an EJ motor we have sitting in the garage.
Posted 28 January 2010 - 06:17 AM
As one who own one i can tell you that i wouldt replace it for any other mini truck
Posted 28 January 2010 - 08:45 AM
Posted 28 January 2010 - 10:29 AM
don't go expecting to bolt on mods. the best you can do is invent, or retrofit parts from newer soobs to accept aftermarket parts.
Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:48 PM
I live in WI, I've come upon 2-3 Subaru Brat and seen one back in WY, when I was there for school. Other than that, I found a Brat for sale but it needs work, A LOT of work actually. I'm looking for another car incase my '99 RS (DD) needs maintenance. The guy isn't asking much but it just needs work and it'll cost me more to get the car home.
Posted 30 January 2010 - 10:38 AM
Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:41 PM
Were you in Laramie for school? That might have been Russ's brat (he's Cabobaroo on here)
Yes, I was in Laramie for school.
Posted 12 November 2015 - 12:47 PM
well i just bought 2 subaru brat gls for $800. one is a 1982 subaru brat gl and the other is a 1984 subaru brat gl. heres a picture of my two. I believe I got a great deal. and the seats which sell for a high price, i got for free with the trucks
Posted 15 November 2015 - 12:16 PM
Posted 15 November 2015 - 06:52 PM
Posted 08 February 2016 - 08:01 PM
Posted 09 February 2016 - 05:06 PM
I know this is an old thread, but just to add my .02
The Subaru Brat is most def a rare vehicle, especially one that is in nice condition. Most of them have either been crushed or rusted into the ground. So finding a nice, rust free, clean example of a first generation Brat is tough to come by.
Posted Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Good ones are getting rarer now have to pay more for them (body and mechanicals)
Most have rust / full of bog (filler) and tired mechanically (neglected)
Unfortunately these were bad for rusting generally any way so if you can find one from a dry air climate and non salted roads also all the better
Heres a really good one here in NZ
Edited by subnz, Yesterday, 10:39 PM.
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