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(mileage check) Who's got the mileage record?

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#26 bcnyc


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Posted 22 October 2004 - 02:06 PM

Not close to a record, but I have 190k on my '97 Legacy Brighton. Trading it this weekend for a '03 Forrester. New water pump, belts, sparks and wires when I did the 120000 timing belt, that's it. Oil every 3 to 5K. Original hoses. Always gets 25mpg.

Problems: Back hatch hasn't worked for a year. Noisy shifter. Original shocks died at 40k. Alt died around 100k. And like many Subes, there's a piece of black tape over the check engine light.

Living in NYC, repairs are very pricy, so I've been very happy. The '97 was my 3rd, I get them all up to 200k then find a 2 yr old off-lease.

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 02:31 PM

Not a record, but our 2000 Legacy has 148,000+, our '95 128,000. Sold my '87 at 212,000 still running aound town. All made it with nothing worse than a CV joint or wheel bearing.

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 09:18 PM

Had my '91 Legacy for 5 years now and it's got about 267,000 on it with original motor and tranny. Of course have had the CV's replaced a couple times. Starting to get a little slip in the AT though.

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 11:30 AM

I just recently hit 100K miles on my 96 legacy and i was wondering, who on the board holds the record for highest mileage?

I have a 97 Outback with 169,000 miles on it and a 95 Legacy LS with 175,000 miles on it. Both cars run great.

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 02:36 PM

Just thought I'd chime in.....206K on my original 2.2 motor in my '90 Legacy....runnin' strong.

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 08:19 PM

97 impreza L with original engine transmission....transmission has no metal shavings there are absolutely no leaks anywhere and still going strong.....287,000 miles. My speedo cable died recently....unreliable? =0)

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 10:08 PM

Our 91 legacy is up to 236K +. I got at 112K ish, have done 2 clutches, 2 timing belts, some CV boots, valve cover gaskets, muffler, brakes, struts and 2 A/C compressor replacememnts. Most recent repair was new radiator, old one corroded through. Still my wifes daily driver, does not use any fluids except gas.

Guess i need to do the timing belt again at 240K-and prolly at 300K if it keeps running the way it is!

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 09:34 AM

This thread is three months old, but I decided to chime in. My '93 Legacy has 208,000 miles and my son's '93 Legacy has 214,000 miles. Both are daily drivers and both are completely reliable and even still look good. The engines are original with just the normal maintenance. Out here on the left coast, we don't have to deal with salt on the roads, so rust isn't an issue. These cars have held up extremely well. They are tight and quiet and the paint is in good condition. Even the interiors are in good shape. We are very happy Subaru owners.

I haven't taken any pictures specifically of my car, but here's a picture I took of my house that has my car in the picture.



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Posted 02 February 2005 - 12:15 PM

My dads' '92 legacy has about 230kish on the ticker. Still going strong, but starting to show its age cosmetically.

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 09:57 PM

I have a little over 240k on my 93 impreza

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:23 AM

my 85 GL Wagon has 320,000 and still runs great, all original drive train... everything still works, looks pretty good too, has wheels/brakes from an XT6

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:14 AM

Both of the beater wagons I had were 280k +.

These were two wagons I bought as dedicated pine barrens machines.

The first, a 1997 Outback, had nearly 281k on the clock, and ran like a champ, though the headgaskets were completely shot. I sold it for parts when the trans started acting up.

The second was a 95 Brighton with about 297k on the clock. It was parted out when the clutch failed, and the body was... well... damaged. ;). I still have the motor and the suspension

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:02 PM

My 97 OBW has about 145,000. I'm not really sure as the speedo was replaced with one that says 83K by the original owner. Last carfax record stated it was 144K around the Nov 08. I bought it around mid April '09. :banana: :)

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:49 PM

I think we need odometer photos to prove the mileage before anyone is crowned Highest Subaru Mileage Champion.:)

#40 Flowmastered87GL


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Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:12 PM

You dont specify Subaru... So I have 499,100 miles on my 2004 Freightliner truck at work :lol:

Ok my Baja has 49,900 miles.. no way I am winning :mad:

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:38 PM

My 97 Subaru L. wagon now has over 400,000 miles on it. I think it is 402,000. These are hard working miles and a lot of things on it have been replaced.

Edited by tcspeer, 27 May 2009 - 07:50 PM.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 01:05 PM

90 legacy 304,000, replacing cv joints and valve cover gaskets this weekend

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:57 PM

98 legacy 2.2 just turned 250k

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 10:16 AM

my 86 brat had 285,000 miles when i sold it. it got crashed and totaled afterward

i had a 95 'outback' wagon with 258,000 miles, sold it to some chick and someone else said they saw it running around a year later

my toyota camper has 305,000 miles on its original clutch, timing chain, and water pump. still have it.

do head gasket repairs count? seems to be routine versus bottom end rebuilds. i think a headgasket repair would qualify if the heads are the original ones, and the bottom end remained the same.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 03:43 PM

I sold my '91 Legacy wagon last year. I bought it with 112,000 miles in Jan of '97. I replaced axles a few times. Last time I replaced the timing belts I put on new oil pump, water pump and cam seals. All as preventative maint. I also replaced the 5spd AWD trans around 200k miles.

Sold last year with 264,000 miles and still running great.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:46 AM

do head gasket repairs count? seems to be routine versus bottom end rebuilds. i think a headgasket repair would qualify if the heads are the original ones, and the bottom end remained the same.

I don't think head gaskets should disqualify a car, not when it's such a commom problem. My 99 Legacy GT is an oil change away from 400,000KM (250000 miles, I think) It still has the original motor (new gaskets) and transmission, glass, lights, paint.... added wrx brakes and rebuilt the suspension. I worked for the railroad in Northern Ontario and used to get my WRC on with so many awesome, well groomed logging roads. At 340,000 kms the suspension didn't owe me anything. Car still looks great and runs like a clock. Maybe not a Swiss timepiece, but a reliable Casio anyhow.

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