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Do you know how to read the V.I.N.?


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#1 vic/se

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 05:51 PM

Do you know how to read the V.I.N. number???
I would like to know when my legacy was built.
Thanks

#2 SevenSisters

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 06:05 PM

Look on the driver side door pillar. Should be a month and year.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 06:06 PM

It's stamped on the vehicle plate.

#4 Legacy777

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:03 PM

Not sure what year you're looking to decode, but here's the decoder for the 90-94 MY legacies

http://www.main.expe.../VIN_decode.jpg

#5 Subarunation 713

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:24 PM

Do you know how to read the V.I.N. number???
I would like to know when my legacy was built.
Thanks

As mentioned the plate on the door pillar will tell you but if is damaged or gone the 10th digit of the VIN# is you year identifier:
F=85 G=86 H=87 J=88 K=89 L=90 M=91 N=92 P=93 R=94 S=94 T=96 V=97 W=98 X=99 Y=00 1=01 2=02 3=03 4=04 5=05 6=06

First digit J=Japan 1=US 3=Mexico 4=US

the 13th digit...just kidding, I haven't a clue! I am not Rain Man :-)

#6 outback_97

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:25 PM

http://www.ravensbla...df/misc/vin.pdf

Here's one for 1999.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 09:38 PM

The best Subaru VIN decoder I've found: http://en.wikipedia....ubaru_VIN_codes
Though it's obviously missing a few engines and models, and it only covers new-gen Soobs.

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 10:54 AM

I once had a question (not relating to this in particular, but to something different) and someone gave me a link to this site and it covered it, this site also covers "How to read Subaru VINs" ----just to add another link to the pile. Also, this site has a lot of information about each model and what's standard on each trim etc. basically everything you need to know about Subarus...oh, and it also tells you where to find the VIN...(which I didn't know for sure...)

http://www.cars101.com/subaru/vin.html

I hope it's helpful... :)

#9 Legacy777

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 11:24 AM

The best Subaru VIN decoder I've found: http://en.wikipedia....ubaru_VIN_codes
Though it's obviously missing a few engines and models, and it only covers new-gen Soobs.


This is only good for the 95-99 legacies......but it's pretty nice decoder

#10 vic/se

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 01:22 PM

thank you for all those websites.
Mine, is a B/H model 5mt 2003 built in a US plant.
So far it drives like the first day I took it




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