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1996 OBW - What do you think?
Posted 10 April 2004 - 12:54 PM
1996 Outback...90,000 miles..5 speed.
$5998 is what they went to from $6998.
Should I try and go lower? Is it worth much less?
Also, there is a nice dent in the hood and the grill is busted. Looks like someone hit a high bumper (the corner of it) or something. The paint is good where the dent is...but its just like a golf ball size indentation. I will take a picture of it with my cell phone when I go look today and post it later. The inside is flawless and the paint is ok...few scrapes here and there...but not other dents...so some touch up paint would do fine. I'll post later on what else I find out and a picture of it.
Lemme know what you people think.
Posted 10 April 2004 - 05:17 PM
If this is a 2.2 then investigate further. IMHO if it is a 2.5 keep looking. The price is a touch high considering the visual issues you mentioned. 90,000 miles is nice. Our 96 OBW has a 2.2 5 speed. It won't win at the drag races (unless I am racing a Justy!!) but it isn't too bad. The car will get 29-30 on a trip and 26-27 driving around.
In our neck of the woods that car brings $5,700 if she was cherry and I have seen them as low as $4,800 if they have over 120,000 miles. Tops for me with what you have described assuming all mechanicals are top notch would be $5,000.
Will you do carfax and all of that happy crap?
Posted 10 April 2004 - 05:24 PM
Posted 10 April 2004 - 06:13 PM
Posted 10 April 2004 - 08:08 PM
I like it...except for the dings and that big dent...I am gonna keep looking but keep this one in mind. Maybe i'll go look next time i'm in Pittsburgh again.
I did the CarFax...came up clean.
Posted 11 April 2004 - 10:17 AM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 11:07 AM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 11:13 AM
There are many small scratchs...but no dents...so they could be touch up painted.
I have to think about it some more...if nothing else comes along in a few weeks and that car is still there then I might go with it. I will offer them $5000 for it probably.
Posted 11 April 2004 - 01:37 PM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 01:54 PM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 07:12 PM
The Kelly Blue Book value on this car is $8300.
Edmunds.com puts it at $5500 for a car in 'average' condition.
Posted 12 April 2004 - 12:09 PM
Posted 12 April 2004 - 07:34 PM
Posted 12 April 2004 - 10:30 PM
remember it needs premimium and not regular fuel and has less power than the 97 model onwards (155 in stead of 165hp)
This is a 96 5spd, is has the very good 2.2 motor, not the 2.5 that was in auto versions.
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