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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Rear wheel strut housing rust

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:31 AM

  I was all excited today. I found this: http://dallas.craigs...3964408485.html


   The only year Outback with the 2.2!


     Typically, TX cars are NOT rusty, but with this economy, lot's of northerners are relocating. (along with their rusty cars).


  This car has 123K and is in really good condition! BUT.. reaching into the right rear strut tower, my WHOLE hand went in the car! SO sad. It had an obvious repair to the outside and that was starting to rust again too. It also looked rusty on the rear suspension pieces too.


  I did not buy.


  Just curious....how bad of a body repair is this?

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:39 AM

what an honest seller - he did warn about the rust in the add:





  I  Just curious....how bad of a body repair is this?

if you want a daily driver and drive 50,000 miles per year then leave it as is.  that under stuff is annoying but not generally a big deal for an average daily driver.

if you want a 20 year gem its not worth getting into, if your goal is that lofty they're not that hard to find without rust.

not an easy rust repair, i'd consider nearly impossible to be done right/well without some massive attention.  it's an all or nothing deal it sounds like, rust tucked down in all those body folds, seams, welds...is not an easy repair to do right.  and without doing it right it's coming back.


then again i can't see the rust.  odd there's no body panel rust.  usually the lower front fender behind the wheel, lower door seams, rear quarter at about 10 oclock have rust if it's that bad.


looks like a great daily commuter.

Edited by grossgary, 06 August 2013 - 05:40 AM.

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