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Ease of maintenance?
Posted 20 February 2004 - 09:00 PM
Easier/harder? Which things are easy and which are hard? Typical stuff which goes wrong, water pump, spark plugs, etc.
Posted 21 February 2004 - 12:50 AM
If something does go wrong, you can rest assured that we'll help you out
Posted 22 February 2004 - 01:16 PM
Posted 22 February 2004 - 01:55 PM
A few examples in favor of the Legacy:
1) One timing belt
2) Axles slide right in and out of hub
3) Electronic ignition
4) Wiring is MUCH simpler
5) Window regulators are gear-driven, not cable
There are plenty more I'm sure. But keep in mind the Legacy was not only designed to be tough as nails; should something go wrong, it was also designed to be easy to fix. In fact, in 1991, the Legacy received an award for being the easiest car in America to work on!
Now the 80's Scoobs still are a lot easier than other cars. I really don't have a great experience with working on all types of cars because I'm so spoiled with my Scoobs. Don't think for one solitary second that I would DARE attempt doing a timing belt on a DOHC transverse V6
Posted 24 February 2004 - 08:06 PM
Not quite confident enough to deal with timing belt and oil pump and other major or complicated stuff, but for general maintenance, I'm a devoted DIYer!
Posted 25 February 2004 - 12:48 AM
For me, ease of repair is one of the major criteria.
If it is hard to fix, I don't buy it!
I drove a full size V8 RWD domestic car for a while, which has been very nice and pretty easy to fix, but I longer need all the space or low mpg.
Posted 08 March 2004 - 12:10 AM
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