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How hard will it be to find a good running low miles EA81?


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#1 markjs

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 06:57 PM

I'm looking for a whole car, has to be a GL or DL wagon with 4WD and I'd love to have an EA81. People are steering me twords a Legacy, but really I only need part time 4WD and like the gas mileage of it better as well. I can't get over the reliabilty and ease of maintenencee of an EA81, and from all I've heard I am convinced the EA81 is Subaru's best design. I am so fanatical about them I'd be willing to slap an EA81 in a newer 4WD Suby if thats possible..... What do ya think? How much should I pay for say an '84 GL Wagon with EA81, no signifigant rust and in good condition? They sure don't have blue book value, but what are they worth?

#2 Turbone

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 07:53 PM

Heres one:
84 Wagon
Keep an eye on Craigslist, theres usually one that comes up weekly.

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 09:46 PM

define low miles?

#4 markjs

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 10:09 PM

150K or lesss....

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 10:35 PM

probley not to hard

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 11:33 PM

They come up now and again..i got mine with 52,000 miles but its 2wd and on the wrong coast.

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 01:07 AM

Not too hard, in this area. Most have over 200k, but every once in a while (once a month or so) I see one thats more like 130k. Usually about $1000 for an EA81 with that mileage. If you are willing to travel, check the Craigslist postings for denver and you'll see alot. Looking a little sparse today -- few EA82's, and of course the next gen ones. But there is a nice 1986 hatchback with 170k miles, for $1000. If you see anything located in Boulder, I'd be willing to go check it out, so you don't have to buy sight unseen. I'm sure there's other USMB members around here who might help too.

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 02:07 AM

Well unfortunately I have a 365 day a year job so I can't travel for a car. This tells me it's gonna be hard. I may have to settle for an early 90's Legacy.




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