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What would be the best early Subaru to find

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#1 bigjim5551212


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Posted 21 February 2004 - 01:38 AM

So now I know a bit about Subarus. What Subaru would give the most power and have the best transmission/transer case/ rear differential of the Pre Impreza/Legacy cars. Oh yeah, the least cost. My buddy can buy cars from the Insurance Co, so there is a lot to choose from.

#2 old sub freak

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 03:03 AM

my vote would be 81-84 4x4w/hi/lo ,there tough, cheap to keep going and just so cool. right!! todd

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 03:51 AM

yea I'd go with EA81s
No timing belts to break.

I do know of tons of people with 250,000 + miles on EA82s, but timing belts and oil pumps are the weak spot on them.

Just make sure its a 5 speed D/R 4wd what ever way you go.
You will be saving yourself work in the future

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 04:23 AM

i've had my first EA81 car for almost 2 weeks now and i'm already in love with it. this is after 4 EA82 cars, 3 if you don't count the RX i bought just to part out.

the engine bays are less cramped, there's no timing belts to worry about, you can still find parts fairly easy at the JY, and you can modify them for offroad use just as easily as an EA82 and with greater return on the effort on the 2 door hatch.
I'm content to wait a while to fix my wagon :P

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 09:25 AM

ea81s are my favorite, after a few ea82 cars. you cant go wrong with a brat or a hatch. but for pure luxury(power steering, power locks, windows, everything) ea82 cars are nice.

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 10:13 AM

One word - Brat. But then, I'm biased.



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Posted 21 February 2004 - 02:59 PM

84 Brat

of course I am Biased too.:D

#8 torxxx


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Posted 21 February 2004 - 03:21 PM

Akira - wanna come up to alaska and do some body work on my car.

I got a few cancer spots.... wish I had the time and a shop to fix them like you did.

I just hit them with a spray can til that one year (hopefully soon) I get a garage.

That reminds me, bigjim5551212

If you buy a BRAT, check for rust. The tail gate is the first place to go isnt it?

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 03:55 PM

just re read the title. it says THE BEST and TO FIND
that hatch that was driven by jackie chan in cannon ball run. turbo 4x dr action! had to be the lightest 4x turbo car ever.

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