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#1 Dan-AZ

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

I know why I like my Subaru. It's a fun car and the 4-Wheel drive makes going thru snow very easy. It's fun to work on and easy to work on. I am having issues with my ride right now and I hope to have that resolved soon. The car is only 34 years old so things need replacing.

I am just wondering about everyone else and your motivation for owning older Subarus? Or newer?

#2 grossgary

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

The XT6 got me rolling in Subaru's, I had fun with them, they got me through college cheaply, and then it grew from there.

Experience, inexpensive, reliable, high miles. I have so much experience with Subaru's, going with anything else I'd be at a severe disadvantage in maintenance, tools, what to look for, etc. I don't have the time to learn other manufacturers at this point.

The forums have helped over the long term too (with the experience component above). Maybe I haven't looked hard enough but I haven't found as many helpful forums for other manufacturers as I have Subaru's. I'm usually working on some non-Subaru for friends/family and it seems like stuff that would be easy to find for Subaru's is hard to come by and get a response for.

#3 Turbone

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

Because racecar

#4 nipper

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

Built like a tank, even the Justy, as long as you keep that tank away from road salt :)

#5 spazomatic

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

My first car was an 86 GL hatchback. It gave its life in proving to me that subarus are made of tough stuff. I was absolutely brutal to that car, and it never quit on me. Several accidents, leadfooted offroading, airborn on at least a dozen occassions...no maintenance. I feel terrible for what i did to that poor thing. Anyways, that car is the reason i now own an 84 GL and an '06 Baja

#6 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

i like the older subaru's because they're fun to drive, unique, always gets looks going down the road, their reliability in motors, their great off road capabilities. also because i love working on older cars and like having restoration projects.

my first car is a 85 brat:headbang:been working on it since i was 13 but its getting close to being done and about a month ago i picked up a ea81turbo wagon:cool:

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#7 rpholz

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

because racecar


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#8 cal_look_zero

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:43 PM



At 10 years old, this car was the coolest "attainable car" I had ever seen. I mean, I like to mountain bike, and roller blade, and all that jazz; that's the car for me...

15 years later.

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#9 1-3-2-4

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

My first ride was in a 1st gen turbo Legacy I did not ride in another until mid 2002 or 2001 I think it was.

Most stuff people touched on already, I don't think I could of had a better brand to be with.

#10 AdventureSubaru

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

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'nuff said.

Oh wait, also has 4WD/AWD, great ground clearance, holds a ton of stuff, gets pretty good gas mileage and is super simple to work on. :headbang:

#11 Olnick

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:47 AM

'nuff said.


Very impressive! So what is that speedo mounted in?

#12 AdventureSubaru

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

Very impressive! So what is that speedo mounted in?


Wife's 2000 Outback. My Impreza just turned 267,000

#13 sario

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Easy to work on. Lots info online, and people willing to help you figure out problems, thanks USMB.

#14 MilesFox

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

The subaru is the one car you can find as a jewel in the dust because the last guy didn't know what it was.

The platform is pretty modular in design and is built like legos. You can work on the whole car with 3 tools.

#15 1-3-2-4

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

^ lol so true with the tools

#16 xbeerd

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

i remember the first time i took off from a stop light on a snow covered road, none of the other cars went anywhere and i could have sworn i was on dry pavement. it was all history from that point.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

i remember the first time i took off from a stop light on a snow covered road, none of the other cars went anywhere and i could have sworn i was on dry pavement. it was all history from that point.


I had something like that like 5 years ago.. went on the parkway here and 3 huge plow trucks took up both lanes but they saw I needed to go past so they moved over, well I was then on a fresh 10" of snow.. crazy how moving at 40 mph so much snow comes up over the bumper..

and that was just with A/S...




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