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#1 98forrester

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 06:10 PM

A big hello from Southwest VA. just bought a 1998 Forester from a woman who didn't want to have the HG replaced. She priced the car at $2000.00, what do ya'll think? Needless to say I bought it and am in the process of getting the work done. The car has 118000 on a 2.5 so I guess it was time for them to go. Just wanted to say hey and look around a bit.

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 06:13 PM

Welcome to the board. Sounds like a great price. For around $3500 you got a nice car.

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 06:14 PM

A big hello from Southwest VA. just bought a 1998 Forester from a woman who didn't want to have the HG replaced. She priced the car at $2000.00, what do ya'll think? Needless to say I bought it and am in the process of getting the work done. The car has 118000 on a 2.5 so I guess it was time for them to go. Just wanted to say hey and look around a bit.


Wow, that is quite a deal. Do you know what the KBB value is on it?

#4 98forrester

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 06:38 PM

Wow, that is quite a deal. Do you know what the KBB value is on it?


Yea wholesale $6995 Retail $10995 O well her loss is my gain. The Dealer told her it would cost $2000 to repair so she sold it for that.

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 06:58 PM

good deal man, sounds like the 99' outback i got for $1000... ended up i had a cracked block though.. i put a 2.2 out of a 95 impreza in mine, its a plug n play install really.. and i never have to worry about "if" my headgaskets are gonna go again..

if you decided to do a 2.2 if you get it apart and find a cracked block or something, just get a complete 2.2 from a 95' subaru, use your 2.5 torque converter and flex plate and drop her in.. only thing you'll have to do different is get 2 vacuum caps and plug off 2 vacuum ports that are extra, lol..

also if you get it apart and end up needing a head or something let me know, i have 2 good 2.5 heads, cams, intake, etc (the complete motor tore down) sittin in my shed.. i'll hook ya up with something.. since your close by..

congrats on the steal..

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 07:00 PM

I got my 01 Forester for $12K. It was from Soob of Dallas, though. Either way, welcome to the board, amigo. You'll find a crapload of info here that will easily help you. If you got a problem, feel free to ask around and any one of us here will try to answer you to the best of our ability.

#7 98forrester

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 08:10 PM

good deal man, sounds like the 99' outback i got for $1000... ended up i had a cracked block though.. i put a 2.2 out of a 95 impreza in mine, its a plug n play install really.. and i never have to worry about "if" my headgaskets are gonna go again..

if you decided to do a 2.2 if you get it apart and find a cracked block or something, just get a complete 2.2 from a 95' subaru, use your 2.5 torque converter and flex plate and drop her in.. only thing you'll have to do different is get 2 vacuum caps and plug off 2 vacuum ports that are extra, lol..

also if you get it apart and end up needing a head or something let me know, i have 2 good 2.5 heads, cams, intake, etc (the complete motor tore down) sittin in my shed.. i'll hook ya up with something.. since your close by..

congrats on the steal..

I'll keep ya in mind Moose can't decide to do a do it yourselfer or take to the shop. I have owned several vintage Soobs but know nothing of these newer models guess I'll learn.lol




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