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Older Impreza 5sp manual at dealer what is good price ?


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#1 junk250

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:43 AM

I looked at an older Impreza wagon 2000-2005? at a dealership, they were closed at the time and no price/info on the car.

 

It is a manual, 5 speed I think, not sure if 2wd or 4wd, not sure if 1.8, 2.0, 2.2,  2.5 ect.,

 

Miles were at 125,000 or so.

 

What would be a fair price ?

 

It's black with flaking clearcoat so not the prettiest thing, but I need a wagon and would like a Subaru.

 

Any thoughts ?


Edited by junk250, 20 March 2013 - 04:47 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:29 AM

Everything was AWD after 97-98 so its definitely that.

Engine could either be a 2.2, 2.5, or 2.0 turbo depending on the trim level of the car, and the difference can mean a price tag of anywhere between $4000 and $20,000 for that year range.
It would help if you at least got the VIN. But if you go back look for the badge on the tailgate that says what trim it is. WRX, RS, TS, etc..

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:32 PM

Now that I think about it, I believe is is probably more like a 1995 or so.

 

I don't remember seeing an AWD badge in it, so I believe it might be two wheel drive.

 

I'm not really familiar with Imprezas, it could even be older, when did they start making the wagon/hatchback Impreza ?

 

It is on the dealers "bargain" lot, and like I say it looks pretty rough with the flaking paint but it does have fairly low miles.

 

I was hoping it was more like 2,000 dollars or so, but I'm sure that's wishful thinking.

 

I'm going to try to get by there tomorrow while they are open and get the details on it, I'll post back when I do.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:41 PM

Something like this?

 

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1994 Impreza, FWD, 5speed.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:18 AM

Check here: http://www.cars101.c...u_archives.html

That body style was made from 1993 to 2001. Way too many options and models to say what it's worth without knowing something more about it.
Wagons could have been AWD or FWD, some may not have the AWD badge but that doesn't mean it's not AWD. Best way to tell is peek underneath to see if it has the rear differential. Seen here: DCP_3193.JPG

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:31 PM

I went and looked at it today when they were open, its a 1993 impreza L wagon 2WD, 126,000

 

I looked it up on NADA (I looked up a 1994 wagon L,that's as far back NADA goes with detailed info), at 126,000 miles a rough trade in 600.00, average trade in 1000.00, clean trade in 1300.00. Clean Retail 2,300.00.

 

They are asking 3,300.00 !

 

They want 1,000.00 over Clean Retail and it's not what I would call clean, it has clearcoat flaking off, front bumper has a poor repaint, one of the calipers or something has been leaking on one front wheel.

 

I told the salesman at the dealership I had looked it up on NADA and told him the prices, he said 3,300 was 500 more than they paid on trade, I know that's BS, no dealership pays over NADA trade in value unless is mint or something.

 

I didn't even let him start it up/test drive, told him I would think about it and maybe come back and make an offer, told him I was thinking more like 2,000.

 

What do you think for a 1993 Impreza Wagon L, worth 1,000 over NADA clean retail value, what would be a fair price ?

 

Edit: I have just looked up the 1993 model in NADA's Classic/vintage section and the 1993 list higher than the 1994 WTF ?

 

Here is the listing for the 1994 with mileage detail(126,000)

1994suburuLwagon.png

 

And here is the 1993 Classic/Vintage Value (without mileage)

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I searched 1993 Impreza wagon and I found where the dealer has had it for a few months and the original asking price was 4,995.00  !

 

Any thoughts on value ?

 

Thanks !


Edited by junk250, 21 March 2013 - 09:42 PM.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:58 PM

Somebody is just trying to capitalize on a fuel efficient car. Mileage is great for a car that old but its still an old car. Low mileage does not mean well maintained, and that can actually be worse than high mileage. And with poor paint and probably rust hidden underneath its not worth anything near $3500 in my book. I could see $2500, but it would have to have perfect paint and NO rust. All of the seals and gaskets replaced and recent timing belt and water pump.

I'd just walk away from that one.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:28 PM

Fairtax4me,

 

Thanks for the input, seems too much to me to.

 

I need to find a small import wagon ASAP, and they are hard to find.

 

I have an assortment of local craigslist escorts, focus, toreass  wagons for 800.00 but I wouldn't be caught dead in a ford.

 

Import wagons are few and far between.

 

I did take a good look under the car and there is no rust, and the paint flaking doesn't really bother me too much.

 

Didn't look especially leaky other than grease/fluid on one front wheel, all boots looked good.

 

I'll go back and give it a better look, let it run a while then drive and see how it drives.

 

I'm an OK mechanic, but used parts would be kind of hard to find I'm guessing, I cant afford many expensive parts(calipers, gasket sets, timing belts)

 

Thanks



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:22 AM

Hard to replace a toyota corolla 5 speed delux wagon, I never should have junked it.

 

Had it 18 years and put 700,000 miles on it, delivered pizzas for 6 years and never broke down.

 

Rusted to hell, head gasket has been leaking since I got it 18 years ago, and just kept going and going !

 

I drove it 600,000 before I had to put a clutch in it !

 

Bought it for 40.00 !!!, was scrap price back then.

 

Was pushed through auction, the starter was loose, tightened starter and drove it home smoking like a freight train.

 

I drove for a few months and it quit smoking(had a stuck ring I guess), and never burned another drop of oil for 18 years !

 

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:38 AM

Sad to say I drove the Corolla DeLux to the crusher purring like a kitten, to get the deposit for the Subaru.

 

Paid 40.00 for it, drove the wheels off it for 18 years(put over 700,000 miles on it) and got almost 400.00 in scrap at the crusher.

 

That's what you call getting your moneys worth !


Edited by junk250, 24 April 2013 - 06:43 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:47 AM

Sad to let a car like that go, but at some point the rust takes over and it's just time to call it quits even if its still mechanically sound.
Which Subaru are you getting?

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:11 AM

expand your search area.  KY doesn't have a ton of Subaru's i don't think.   $3,000 is insane but if you're looking at dealers that's what you get.

 

you get better deals from individuals if you can put your time in and find someone that's had the car a long time, taken care of it, and knows it's history. dealers don't know anything except what they paid for it at auction.  don't be itchy to buy though - just move on if folks don't respond, send pictures, answer questions or otherwise seem not easy to deal with.  you want to find someone easy to work with that knows the car and is not selling something with an issue so if you expand your range of searching stay firm to moving on if you don't get enough info or any hints of hesitation from the seller.






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