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#1 Ceejus


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:32 PM

and i have a question i though some of you may be able to help me with. i wasn't sure where to put this question, so i thought i'd just put it here... i am looking at a neighbor's 1997 Impreza Outback Sport wagon. it has 178K miles. he isn't sure if the timing belt has ever been replaced. it needs a hood, passenger side door, a couple of tires, brakes (not sure if it needs rotors, drums, both or just pads/shoes), and the rear drive shaft is MIA. he said the rear diff has been rebuilt, but he never put a rear drive shaft in it for some reason. i could totally see the guy just being lazy and not bothering. it also has a little bit of rust bubbling up on the left rear fender lip. anyway, he said his bottom dollar was $1000. i was thinking more in the $500 range. what do you all think?



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

Sounds like the rear diff was probably rebuilt thinking that would cure the torque bind the tranny has, and when it didn't fix it the driveshaft was removed again. I've pulled the driveshaft to trade off a gen1 legacy with torque bind before without it being noticed. I wouldn't give more than 500 for it definately. Because even if I'm wrong in assuming torque bind to begin with, its most likely got it now due to the d/s being gone.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

Body damage, rust, and torque bind? Timing parts at that mileage should be a given no matter the service history unless it was just done and the seller has receipts.

I wouldn't budge an inch over $500, I'd even go for cheaper than that.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

too many red flags to treat it as other than an 'as is' parts car, price-wise at least.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

thanks folks!!! he wouldn't go any lower on the price, so i passed on it. found another car though. hope to check it out soon.

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