Well my '94 and '96 Legacies have been treating me well. However they're really starting to get eaten up by rust. They're starting to get holes in the body panels. And the rear subframe is rusting out a bit, though it is still plenty thick and safe.
But mechanically they're in great shape. I've repaired every little thing and taken good care of them. So I'm nowhere near ready to let them go.
I'm not really into spending a ton of time on body work. I did some Bondo on the '96 and it's better than it was and is holding up pretty well, but it would be a losing battle to try to keep it rust free. It's just the way it is on a nearly 15+ year old car in this rust belt/salty area.
I don't mind at all driving them. I love them. In fact in many ways I like them better than a new car.
But sometimes at work I feel like people are looking at me like wow why is he driving that piece of junk. Not that I care so much what they think but the vehicle is definitely out of place. Maybe I just overthink things too much. Some other people have winter beaters there but mine man on the outside they're really starting to look rough.
I've been using paint to paint over the rust areas. That doesn't look the best, but it's a quick touch up and i think it looks a lot better than rust stains leaching down the side of the body. What do you think?