I will apologize in advance if this is the wrong place.. I haven't been on here in ages!!! I have had many, many subarus and haven't had one in a while.
I have found a small dealer local who has an 86 Hatch 4x4 with EA81.. not the 3dr.. I had one of those with the EA82
This thing looks mint!!! paint is perfect, top rack perfect, no rust, fully redone/ulphostered interior,, no real rust underneath to speak of either.. I mean, this thing is the best condition hatchback I have ever seen!!!
It has about 156,000 miles on the clock.
It is at a dealer, and they are asking for 2995 for it, which I think it really high, but, considering the rarity of it, and the condition, it may not be. Small dealers such as this, in my small town, would probably never sell it for that, as only an enthusiast will understand the value, and somebody looking to blow their tax return on a down payment and then dealer financing just isn't smart enough (or at least I would think so).
I am considering going up there on Friday and offering 1500 cash on the spot and see if he would bite.
My question, is how far should I go? I have always had junk subarus.. well not really junk but with levels of issues to deal with, so I have never had a really nice one.. this thing is a beauty and I would not want to lift it or anything,, a true classic and just looks awesome.
I am comfortable going to 2000 cash, but I just don't think I can stomach 3 grand that he is asking for (but probably asking that because he knows most want financing).
What is the consensus on later EA81 hatchs in EXCELLENT shape? I am very mechanically inclined on these things and have changed out transmissions, driveaxles and all sorts of things... My problem would be availability of parts in junkyards if it needs it in the future, as most yards are crushing anything older than 20 years and that is a darn shame too.
Thanks... my Twin brother Mark says hi... anybody on here for a while will remember the twins who have been on and off here for years...
Edit: I don't know how to add images in this new board yet, but here is a link to a pic... thanks!!! https://www.dropbox....ile_86hatch.jpg
Edited by Mikldom, 13 March 2013 - 09:40 PM.