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My new SOOB!!!
Posted 04 September 2003 - 09:08 PM
1985 GL 4wd Wagon
D/R 5 Speed (of course)
PW, PL, A/C, CC, lots of equipment for a GL around here.
$900 in recent receipts (brakes etc.)
A couple oil leaks (big surprise)
Runs/drives just great!
The guy even found the factory ski rack and cargo covers in his shed.
Now for the best part... I picked this thing up for $400!!! Not bad if you really start to think about it. Anyway... just starting to think about throwing the brushguard on it and putting the rack together.
So, as you can imagine, I'm REALLY happy to get ahold of this thing. I'll be even happier when I start saving BUTTLOADS of $$$ at the gas pump(as i am driving 80 miles a day 6 days a week for work).
Posted 04 September 2003 - 09:27 PM
$400 aint bad at all, bought mine for $150, but had to put a clutch and both front axles in right away($600), so it really cost me about $750, not to mention new tires, battery and alternator!!
but has been a great little car, and I have gotten my moneys worth and then some back outta this one, and still going strong at about 175,000 miles!
Posted 04 September 2003 - 10:11 PM
Posted 04 September 2003 - 10:19 PM
But the truth is... I have never towed a !@#$ thing with it. I don't even have a trailer hitch!
Time to leave the car payments behind.
Posted 05 September 2003 - 10:08 AM
I think as you drive that Subaru more and more you will notice its got everything your Ford had... and then some
Posted 05 September 2003 - 12:49 PM
I had an exploder before my soob too. My soob Wagon has spent way more time in the woods than my exploder ever did.. only real drawback is that my soob doesn't have leather
I also bought my exploder for towing capacity and such.. never did do much towing with it.
With the seats folded down, the exploder had a little more room in it than the soob does.. but with the seats up, they come out almost even..
The gas mileage is definitely worth the the trade.. the additional fact that your soob is D/R makes it even more worth it.
The price difference is nice.. $37,000 for the exploder.. $100 for the soob.. you do the math and see which one was a better deal
Posted 05 September 2003 - 06:54 PM
Posted 05 September 2003 - 09:41 PM
A fantastic deal! $400 for such a fine auto! Of course you're in WA, not terribly hard I guess... here in FL, it's a diffrent story :madder:
It's also refreshing to hear people go on about how, after careful consideration, they really don't need their SUV's
Posted 07 September 2003 - 04:55 PM
The choice to get the Explorer was based on the need to consolodate. I was tired of dumping cash into the old '86 GL-10, and sold it for $800 at ~ 265K miles. Sad thing is... it was a better car when I stopped fixing it than it ever was when I babied it.
I figure... I still have the F-150 for heavy hauling/towing... why keep the 'sploder.
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