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#1 LoyaleFan


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Posted 30 January 2005 - 10:36 PM

Just curious, but, what's the highest mileage subaru YOU've ever heard of?

#2 gonehuntn


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Posted 30 January 2005 - 10:41 PM

My 84 GL Hatchback has 286,000 miles. It is going strong.

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 10:42 PM

Somewhere in the 400 thousands. Never seen it, but heard about it from GLCraigGT.

The highest I have ever driven thats all original is 256K or so. My car has 308K but has a new engine, so techically it doesnt count.

#4 RenaissanceMan


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Posted 30 January 2005 - 10:43 PM

my 87 DL has 292,000 miles on it.. however I work at napa, one of our regular customers has an international 1.5 ton truck with over 900,000 on it. :eek:

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 11:15 PM

took the orignal engine in my 84 350,000. it was using alot of oil but ran strong i ran it out of oil and took out a main though when i pulled the heads off there was hardly no wear on the cylinder walls. you could still see a cross hatch pattern on the walls

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 11:23 PM

There was a GL wagon that was for sale by an old timer up the road that had 335k on the ticker. Left a softball sized puddle of oil when left out overnight, but ran like a champ. Had like 250k on the clutch. :eek:

I know my Datsun 280ZX has 225k on her, and my Bronco has 362k on the frame. :D (1200 on the engine.. yes its on its fourth)

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 11:42 PM

NV Zeno has about 300,000 on his wagon. I have a DL wagon with 230,000 on it and my 81 brat died with 226,000 miles on it. Thats as much as I've ever seen.

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 11:53 PM

Just curious, but, what's the highest mileage subaru YOU've ever heard of?

480,000 kms, i found it at a wrecker, it still drove well (apparently), but had been inovoled in a rather major accident. Managed to score a dash and some other stuff from it, all in pretty mint condition!

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:05 AM

I heard of one mabe just a roomer but it was said to have 900,000 origional miles on it. Supposedly its on display in somewhere I think Washingson state. Like I said mabe just a roomer, but that would be damb cool!

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:06 AM

326K and going strong on the car I was driving (80 GL Wagon 4wd). Not original engine but the trans sure was...it is a little "whiney" beast. We are using it as the shop tractor now.

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:11 AM

I had 260,000 on my 88 toyota 4x4 and it still ran great, just left a nice pool of oil anywhere it was parked when i sold it

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:23 AM

'93 Impreza with 266,000 and counting. The 1.8 purrs like new. Time for timing belts and tune up(wires, plugs and filters)

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:32 AM

I had a 82 Hatch that was just ready to turn over 300K when I got t-boned. I had replaced the engine with another used one about 15k prior to that. The car was like new and the original owner made yearly trips to Whistler, Aspen and a couple other Ski digs.

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:39 AM

I just found this.


Thats definately the most miles i've heard of on any newer car

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 01:45 AM

I remember somebody on the board saying they either had owned or had known the owner of a gen 1 brat that after rebuilding the original engine twice had over 700k on it. That's not abnormal for the engine, but for all the running gear, electrical, and whatnot to hold up for that long is quite impressive.

For longest running engine without a rebuild, somebody also said that they had a gen 1 wagon with a confirmed 516k on it.

#16 ballitch


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Posted 31 January 2005 - 02:04 AM

HOLY S**T...........thats a lot of driving!!!!!!!!

#17 idosubaru


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Posted 31 January 2005 - 08:46 AM

someone just posted a newer soob with 400,000+ on it in the new generations forum. like a day or two ago.

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 09:24 AM

im running somewhere in the 300,000 range... not quite sure what the exact number is, since i did about a quarter of that with the big tires on..... 89 d/r wagon

#19 Lukas


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Posted 31 January 2005 - 10:35 AM

The Subi with the highest mileage I have seen in my life here in Austria was a 1987 Leone GL Station with 328.000km on the clock.

We do not have such high mileages here in europe, so 328.000 is quite much.

Look at the mileage of my Soob ;) !

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:11 PM

about 5 years ago I was at the local subaru dealership, and saw a picture of an 86 or 87 subaru wagon that was at the parts counter proudly displayed. When I asked what the big deal was, he told me that the car was owned by a local salesman who brought it in for service since brand new, and it had over 796,000 miles on it and the block had never been gone into.........Subarus are amazing!


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Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:27 PM

1988 GL EA82 SPFI: 145,000 and I blew a head. Over 200,000 now on the chassis.

1991 Legacy L EJ22: 200,000 and I gave it to a friend. He snapped the timing belt and let the city take it away. Guess I got rid of it just in time :-p

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 05:19 PM

These cars that are leaving a lot of oil, could that just be an oil pump leak?

Seems a shame to prematurely assume there's something wrong with the engine if its just the oil pump.

I'm closing in on 260,000 original engine, 81 DL wagon.

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 06:35 PM

I got 207,000 or so on my 91 loyale. hardly uses any oil between oil changes

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 09:32 PM

I have 240,000mi/388,000km on my wagon in the sig., it has the orig. motor with a bottom end rebuild about 50,000 mi ago. It gets abused every weekend and driven hard everyday, very reliable.

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 03:06 PM

My 1985 Brat has 305,000 on it.

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