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#1 Jack in Norfolk

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Posted 31 August 2003 - 09:51 PM

Hey guys,
The site has changed a bit; it looks great. I think I have finally learned my lesson about Jeeps (Just Empty Every Pocket). I was getting ready to sell mine and now the tranny is going. Oh well.
I have been in Seattle and Alaska over the past 2 years working on NOAA ships. There are som many great subarus in both places! I have taken leave from work to finish school and I need cheap reliable transportation. And of course it has to be FUN cheap transportation. I am kicking myself for letting so many nice subarus slip by. I particularly wish I had bought that convertible in connecticut a year or two ago.
Anyway, my present situation is this: My girlfriend's dad wants to sell thier 87 dl 2wd auto 4 door. Not really my cup of tea except that i know he has spent serious cash keeping it running. He always takes it to a subaru dealer. He has painted it and done a bunch of stuff to it. It has over 180k on the clock and it is showing rust. I was going to offer him $500 and not have to worry about a car for a while. Appearantly he wants $1000. This is what my girlfriend said. Because of my situation, i am not going to be the one to tell him he is dreaming. I has thinking he would put it up for sale and find out what the market is, and then offer him $500. But now that the Jeep is dead again, i need a car pronto.
I would really like a Brat. I have some money saved, but I dont want to spend a lot. I am not opposed to something else. I was actaully getting kind of stoked on the DL that my girlfriend had. I was going to get some cool subie alloys, and tint the windows and get some roof racks and a nice stereo and just enjoy getting 30+ mpg again.
I have perused the marketplace forum. If you guys have any leads or comments, let me know. I would like to get back into the subie club for less than $1500.
-Jack (in Norfolk)
:banana: these things rule:headbang:

#2 moosens


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Posted 31 August 2003 - 10:08 PM

Hey Jack,welcome back.I've got a few,as you've seen.All pretty cheap and solid enough.I'm just a few hours up the shore.

'84 wagon has the 3rd gear synchro deal but isn't bad.Has potential as a lift job.

#3 ShawnW


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Posted 31 August 2003 - 10:13 PM

What about the yellow lifted wagon?

#4 moosens


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Posted 01 September 2003 - 09:23 AM

Oh shut up,I'm trying to sell a car here!!! :banghead:

There's a lifted wagon in VA but he wants $1500 for it.

But my cars are like blank canvass....paint your own masterpiece.:brow:

#5 Jack in Norfolk

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 11:11 AM

not to beat a dead horse, but lets see some pictures guys.

#6 thealleyboy


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Posted 01 September 2003 - 12:57 PM


I've got a pretty nice 85 2wd wagon. 110k only minor rust, and runs GREAT. Had it sold, but the guy couldn't come up with the $$.

I had thought about doing a 4wd conversion (ie this car is not your typical Ohio rustbucket). I have got a spare 2wd 5speed if thats your thing. Good "Alleycar" material...

Probably less than $500, depending on how you want it set up.


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