225,000 miles, rocker panels are a little rusted but otherwise it's solid and has the third headlight. It's been sitting for a little over a year because of a broken axle. A local Subaru mechanic who has been out of business for a few years rebuilt the motor, and the owner said when he rebuilds motors he holds it to the floor for several seconds upon first startup, logic being that if it's going to fly apart it's gonna do it right then (he was present at the time of first startup). That was 10,000 miles ago according to the current owner. Should I expect that motor to last? I probably drive about 10,000 miles a year, so if I can get a few years out of it then that's good enough.
These cars are hard to come by, especially as non-rotten as this car. What do you guys think it's worth? I have not heard it run, I plan to take a battery over there in about a week and being sure the 4wd works.
It's not perfect, but it's a nice example of an older Subaru for these parts. I'd like to get away from EA series cars but if I can get this one for a fair price I'll go for it. Thoughts?