Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Turbo Touring Wagon Value?


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Hogsubie

Hogsubie

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 266 posts
  • Northwest Arkansas

Posted 28 February 2004 - 12:53 AM

Keep in mind I'm in Arkansas and older Sube's are not very common around these parts...and total POS's (anything) usually go for $500 minimum.

I just came across an 89 GL-10 turbo Touring wagon with 5-speed full time 4wd and a locking (center?) diff. It only has 71+k miles. It does have rust on the bottom edges of doors and some underneath but I don't know the extent of the rust. There are no holes due to the rust. It has one minor scrape on a fender with very minor damage (could be pushed out...ie...no body shop or fender replacement needed). The interior is about a 7-8 on 10pt scale, mainly needs a really good cleaning.

I'm totally blown away that I found a Touring wagon here! Anyway...what do you guys think the value is (with south central US "Idiotusedcarlotownerthinksit'sgold" monetary adjustment)?

And can someone explain the full-time 4wd with diff lock system to me? Will this have a limited slip rear diff?
Thanks,
Jason

#2 Snowman

Snowman

    Midnight Passenger

  • Members
  • 3,538 posts
  • Haines

Posted 28 February 2004 - 01:03 AM

My understanding of the FT4wd system is as follows.

There is a differential connecting the front and rear axles. The "diff lock" locks and unlocks this differential. So you can either have sort-of four wheel drive for pavement, or true four wheel drive for low-traction conditions. As to LSD in the rear, I'm not sure. I think the likelihood of that is rather high though.

#3 Hogsubie

Hogsubie

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 266 posts
  • Northwest Arkansas

Posted 28 February 2004 - 12:16 PM

Thanks for the info Snowman.

Anyone on the value?

#4 the_bard

the_bard

    Upstate NY'er

  • Gold Subscribers
  • 937 posts
  • Rexford, NY

Posted 28 February 2004 - 02:06 PM

Can't help you much on the value... besides that if there's much rust on it, I wouldn't pay much for it (more than $500 if it's running well, myself).

Hard to say more than that... depends on where you are. Here in NY, if there's not all that much rust on it, it's worth gold, far as I'm concerned (hence, I'm seriously considering hauling a chassis up from VA that I should be able to slow the rust down).

Out in the Pacific NW, however, Subie's tend to be relatively rust free, and their worth depends on how well they're running. *pathetic sigh*.

#5 WagonsOnly

WagonsOnly

    Now only WagonsMostly.

  • Members
  • 1,475 posts
  • North Central CT

Posted 29 February 2004 - 01:11 AM

If it's in running order and the rust is superficial, and it's on a southern used car lot, 1500-2500 would be my guess. That's a rare car anywhere, and if you got it with that kind of mileage (and it's been well-maintained) I don't think you'd be disappointed.

#6 thealleyboy

thealleyboy

    Subaru Derelict

  • Members
  • 2,079 posts
  • Bexley, OH

Posted 29 February 2004 - 03:29 AM

Jason:

I have an 89 GL10 Turbo T 2wd A/T. Yours sounds like the top of the line model. I would grab it if you can get any kind of decent deal on it. They are VERY rare.

Let me know if you get it, and we'll trade notes.

good luck, John
thealleyboy@yahoo.com

#7 86subaru

86subaru

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 3,094 posts
  • ohio

Posted 29 February 2004 - 08:39 AM

i agree with john , for 500 bucks seems like a good deal , i have a 88 turbo full time 4wd gl-10 w/ 84,000mi a/t and i gave a few dollars more + another gl 4wd manual wagon

#8 Hogsubie

Hogsubie

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 266 posts
  • Northwest Arkansas

Posted 29 February 2004 - 09:38 AM

Thanks for the response guys. I'll let you know how it turns out. I've got to convince the wife first though. Then I've gotta haggle with "used car lot monkey."

#9 WagonsOnly

WagonsOnly

    Now only WagonsMostly.

  • Members
  • 1,475 posts
  • North Central CT

Posted 03 March 2004 - 12:35 PM

I just reread Snowman's post...unless it's been removed there is a rear LSD. They were standard on '89 GL-10s.

#10 Hogsubie

Hogsubie

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 266 posts
  • Northwest Arkansas

Posted 03 March 2004 - 04:12 PM

Well, the car disappeared on me over the weekend. I guess they sold it. I just figured they'd keep it around for a few months for me to look at when I drive to and from work. They didn't even ask me! The nerve of some dealers. All I can say is he'll never get my business.

#11 calebz

calebz

    Andys Coupe killed my cat

  • Administrator
  • 7,547 posts
  • Tacoma

Posted 03 March 2004 - 04:28 PM

DAMN HIM!!! DAMN HIM ALL TO HELLLLLLL!!!


Sorry, i get a little excitable sometimes :)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users