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#1 Lukas

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:01 AM

Hallo!:)

I registered right now and want to introduce myself:

My name is Lukas and I live in Austria (not Australia;) ) in Europe.
I am a Subarufan since my father bought one in 1988 and I wanted
to own one since I am 10 Years old. 3 Month ago I had the chance
to buy a 1989 Subaru Leone 1,8 Injection Super Station GL with
39.000 Kilometres (~ 22.000 Miles) on its back. The car is nearly
free of rust and in very good condition. I paid ~ 3000 Dollar, wich is
a good price for this Subaru in Austria. Subarus before 1991 are very
rare in Austria. They are all rusted away very quickly. Many people on the streets don´t know what car I drive, because they are nealy died out here.
There are also no fans of this Subaru in Austria.

I am so happy that I found you guys in the net. There is no Internet
Community or this early Subarus in Europe. No Fans at all, as I said.

Sorry for my bad english, but my motherlanguage here is german, but I
learned english in school for 8 years.

Good bye and greetings to you all over the World

Lukas

#2 78TurboBrat

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:06 AM

Welcome to the board and glad you chose an older subie to show europe what they are missing. have fun and lots of good people here

#3 mons72

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:07 AM

welcome to board, i'm from europe too. from norway to be precise. :)

#4 s'ko

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:08 AM

Wilkomen. That's about all the German I know.

Don't worry about your english, you spelled better than most of the people on the board. :grin:

wow you only have 22,000 miles on your car. I have a 2k Impreza and I did like 20K in the first year that I owed it. Of course I live in California and use to drive 60 miles to work each day.

Have fun on the board.

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:12 AM

Welcome,

I understand your situation, there is no one who cares about old Subarus where I live either. Around here the cars rust faster than they can make them! And my English is terrible!

But take comfort, this board has all the answers to keep your old Subaru on the road!

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#6 SubaSkeet

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:42 AM

Thats awesome, hope you can keep your car in fancy schmancy condition since its the only one in europe. are there many places to off-road there?

i was planning a trip to europe for next year (focusing on germany and italy) but had to cancel it to buy a subaru. europe's probably better off without me there.

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:47 AM

welcome to the board.. i however am one of those people whom you seem to triumph over in the use of the english language :) and spelling and punctuation,ect ,ect
:)
but i hold no ill will since you own a subaru :)
so welcome once again

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:50 AM

You've found the right place. You should be able to find out most of what you'll need to know about your car from here.


Welcome aboard. And good luck with your car. Can we see photos?

#9 Lukas

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 11:41 AM

Thank you for your welcomes:banana: !

My Subaru is a "Alpin - Spezial Edition", painted in socalled "Jade-Green" with
sidestripes in gold/silver. It also has a high roof and FWD/4WD High/4WD Low.
Its a self shifter, not an automatic transmission.

I have been searching 1 1/2 years to find a Subaru Leone in good condition in
Austria. My biggest fear is, that my car gets chrashed, because I am not
sure if I can find another Leone in good condition in Austria:banghead: ...

My daily driver is a Mitsubishi Pajero (Montero) with a 2,5 Litre Diesel Engine
and short wheelbase. It was never imported to the US in this configuration.

I drive my Leone only when the weather is good and noch for long distances,
because I want to keep it in this good condition with only ~22.000 Miles on
its back. I bought it from a 83 years old man, and so is its condition;) .

Are there many old Subarus in the US?

Greetings to all Subaru-Fans all over the world!!!

Lukas

#10 MorganM

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 11:49 AM

Sup thou :drunk:

Glad to see you are representing the older subarus in your area! Thats really low milaged and it should serve you well for a long time :)

#11 oddcomp

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 12:18 PM

dam.. my 87 turbo wagon has 230 thousand miles on it.. .. i can't imagine what a 22 thousand mile subaru would feel like !

wow

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 07:24 PM

Welcome!

You should come to visit Oregon if you want to see Subarus of your vintage. There are probably 50 or more of your style (and older!) driving around Eugene. BUT, I'll bet there is not an old Subaru in this country with such low mileage! At least, not one that we on this board have gotten ahold of :brow: !

Is it in perfect condition, or are there any problems you need to address? With such low mileage, I would think you might have issues with dry oil seals leaking from lack of use.

#13 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 08:06 PM

There are MANY Subarus of your vintage here. There's at least 100 just in the wrecking yards within 30 miles of my home. I see more than I can count on a daily basis driving the freeways. Cars don't rust here on the west coast of the US, so we have a LOT of older soobs.

Your mileage is exceptionally low - quite amazing for a car that old. I have an 82 with only 74,000 on it, but it looks terrible - only good for parts.

Your english is better than a lot of people I know who learned it from birth. Seriously. Having been in the ARMY, I've met some of the dumbest....

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#14 Lukas

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 02:27 AM

Hi:) !

My Soob has only been driven in a small city and on short trips around this
town. There are no problems I need to address, its been maintained very well.

I only need to chance the timing belt before the winter comes, because I do
not drive my Soob in winter. There is so much salt on our winterly streets.
And this salt is the reason, why the older Soobs are nearly died out here.

I will take pictures of my Soob next week and put them in here.

Greetings

Lukas:cool:

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 02:36 AM

Try and get some pictures of it i would also like to know what a self shifter is, i have no idea. also welcome you will find tons of info on this site its hard to take it all in. :slobber:

#16 Lukas

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 02:41 AM

Sorry for my wrong words. I think, a self shifter is called manual transmission in the US.

Lukas

#17 Vegablade

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 02:53 AM

ok i got ya im just dumb and didnt think very hard about that one. its like one in the morning here.

#18 bajavwnsoobnut

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 01:02 PM

Willkomen to the board and yeah as GD has said there are plenty of Subies of your generations around here in these parts and also even older gen ones also but it is rare to find one with that low of mileage

#19 Lukas

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 10:02 AM

Posted Imageand a bad pic from the front:

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Better pics when weather is better :brow: .

Greetings

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 10:34 AM

Willkommen! Mein Deutscher, wo in Österreich ein wenig aus sein können sie leben? Meine familie ist von einer sehr kleinen Stadt nahe dem rand von Österreich.

Anyways...I love that color!

#21 BobBrumby

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 03:37 PM

ic bin einz zeiben jahre olt

einz fi dri

hehe thats about all the german i learn in two years at school :0

#22 boing

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 07:15 PM

Welcome to the board. You'll find a very good variety of Good advice and some awesome conversation with the best of the best.

I really like your car..... WOAH!!!! COOL!!!!

I have an 1988 subaru with 248,000 miles on it and it runs like new (or close to it). hmmmmm 22,000 ... that's not even broken in yet.

Glad meeting you, Boing

#23 sparkster58

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 07:30 PM

:cool: nice ride....the color is great...welcome...sparkster

#24 moosens

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 09:36 AM

Welcome!

My family is from just over the Alps in the Dolomites/Lake Garda region.I know how few Subarus there are in that region.Very surprising that it took sooooooo long for Subaru to catch on up there but it has more to do with politics than common sense.

I sold a '76 Subaru to a guy in Sweden.They started with Subarus in 1982 and just like you there really aren't any remaining on the roads today from the 70's and 80's.

There are still older Subarus here.The "General Forum" here will be mostly 80's Subarus with some of us dinosaur owners once in a while.The rust sections of the USA are much like your area.Only a select few Subarus have survived in these parts.But as you'll see,the west coast and some of the drier parts of the country still hold some older models.

You car sounds like a nice one...just saw the picture,looks very nice.

Enjoy!

#25 Lukas

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 11:33 AM

Hi!

I live in East-Austria, named Styria. As I said before, older Soobs are nearly died
out here.

The color of my Soob is calles "Jade-Green".

The winters in our region are very hard. Lots of snow, ice and wind. My father
hat a Leone from 1988 until 1994, but after 6 years (and 6 winters) this soob
was so badly rusted, that we had to put it on the scrapyard.

I do not drive my Soob very often, because I want to keep it in this good
condition. On the second pic, you can see a litte pit of my daily driver, a
dark green Mitsubishi Montero. And that silver car in front is my dads daily
driver, a Toyota Landcruiser Prado.

Greetings

Lukas




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