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Should i trade a 1983 subaru gl for a 1978 Subaru Wagon 4x4?


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#1 lilredjusty88

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:23 PM

hey guys i have a 1983 subaru gl in mint condition just aquired it a week ago and well i just stumbled upon a 1978 subaru wagon on craigs list today... the guy is willing to do a trade.. the car has about 70000mi on it second owner and in awsome shape, just needs water pump. what should i do?? i've always wanted one of these and i know how rare they are to come by... what should i do HELP ME PLEASE!!!

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:25 PM

Yes, older gen cars are more desireable than newer gen cars.

HOWEVER

The older the car is the more work and time it will need, and the practability factor goes down.

Trust me there is a huge differance when I commute to work in my loyale v.s my 79 wagon.

I say go for it, you'll have a bigger grin on your face commuting in a 78 wagon v.s a gen 2 wagon.....but both are cool by me.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:32 PM

DO IT. if you can work on stuff. its older, and will need slightly more (usually). then again its only 5 years difference so.......DO IT. .02

#4 lilredjusty88

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:00 AM

here is another question someone i know and trust has a 83 model gl wagon that shed consider trading what about that???

#5 oleman77

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:08 AM

I say go for it too! I have an 86 and a 77 and yes the 77 has required a lot more work but it is so much cooler. I love it. I still have more work to do on the 77 but is real close to being able to drive it daily. There are still a lot of guys out there that will help you with parts but with 70K original miles your starting off in pretty good shape. Here's my 77...
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I have done a lot of work on it since this picture but it has been fun working on it....

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:35 PM

go for it parts are dirt cheap for the first gen stuff it cost me a dollar more to fix my brake issue then to buy a bottle of brake fluid and come on how cool is this
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:14 AM

go for it parts are dirt cheap for the first gen stuff it cost me a dollar more to fix my brake issue then to buy a bottle of brake fluid and come on how cool is this
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Nice wagon dude...

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:51 PM

thanks man pulled it out of a field for 200 and its now my daily

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:34 PM

thanks man pulled it out of a field for 200 and its now my daily

Wow, mine came out of field too only mine sat there for 20 years and rotted...took a lot to get her going...but I love it!




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