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Advice on a 1997 legacy outback.....


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#1 kipper26

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 09:19 PM

Hey guys...I just joined the forum because I am thinking about buying a 1997 legacy outback with 92,000 miles on it. I just turned 19 today and I am going to be commuting to college in the fall about 40 min drive. I am just wondering if anyone would own an outback and can givce me the positives and negatives about their experience. The car is also being sold for 5,500 which I find pretty good becaus ethe retail says 8 grand, but I wnat to know what you guys think.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:23 PM

wrong forum, but sounds like a good deal. you want to look in the new school forum.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:48 PM

sounds ok but your in the wrong forum

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 11:31 PM

Not anymore :D

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 12:32 AM

Hey guys...I just joined the forum because I am thinking about buying a 1997 legacy outback with 92,000 miles on it. I just turned 19 today and I am going to be commuting to college in the fall about 40 min drive. I am just wondering if anyone would own an outback and can givce me the positives and negatives about their experience. The car is also being sold for 5,500 which I find pretty good becaus ethe retail says 8 grand, but I wnat to know what you guys think.
Thanks,
Kip


These are pretty good commuter cars. Mileage is better overall in a Honda or a Toyota than a comparably equipped Subaru. But the AWD is the clincher isn't it?:brow:

Watch out for head gaskets - if the car has had any history of coolant leakage, overheating or mixing oil with the coolant (check the reservior). This means checking out the water pump as well.

Oil leaks - front crank and cam seals. Easy to spot since it drips right on top of the exhaust Y pipe just behind the crossmember. Timing belt change is usually a good idea if things progress this far.

Wheel bearings - at 80K+ the originals are probably going to start going out.

And get a small pillow for your lower back!

Good luck with your purchasing decision!;)




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