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Cost of Ownership
Posted 19 September 2003 - 10:34 AM
On my 96 Outback with 122K, I've had to replace tires and brakes of course as well at the battery, oil seals, t-belt, waterpump & thermostat(preventative). I also had to replace a few sensors and currently I'm having issues with the EGR system. With the additional fear of head gasket failure, I trying to decide whether it might be a good time to start shopping for a new vehicle.
Posted 19 September 2003 - 11:05 AM
It has had a clutch, front CV's, water pump, alternator and a fuel pump in 21 years!!!!!!!!
Still runs great. I calculated my cost of ownership at $375 per YEAR!!!!!!!!!! (not per month)
This would include purchase price:brow:
That's why I got a Forester. (one water pump bypass hose $11)
82 Hatch, transforming....:temper:
01 Forester, jealous.........:madder:
Posted 19 September 2003 - 11:37 AM
One front wheel bearing, $249.00 = $124.50/annum.
Posted 19 September 2003 - 12:03 PM
Originally posted by mtsmiths
Not counting the T-belt/H2O pump/front seals we did at purchase
How much was the TB, WP, and seal service??
Posted 19 September 2003 - 01:32 PM
My wife bought an 86 hatchback as her first car in high school. Being young and inexperienced with cars, she didn't take good care of it. My wife: "The oil light only comes on around corners." Once we married, I took over the maintenance, which consisted of oil changes and a front brake pad replacement. Despite the neglected maintenance, the little lawnmower (as we called it because it sounded like one, and was about as mechanically complicated as one) still runs. We sold it for $800 bucks, and it was recently spotted roaming the wet streets of Eugene, OR.
Yearly maintenance on both Subarus is/was very little, just as expected.
Posted 19 September 2003 - 04:00 PM
Hey, it's been over two years.
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