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im looking at jumping back into the subaru world...
Posted 01 December 2006 - 11:51 AM
how terrable are the automatics and what kinda issues should i look for in the car. what kinda fuel milage could i expect with the spfi and the auto tranny.
Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:39 PM
Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:58 PM
top speed with an auto is about 75. but yeah, for around town it's alright. i've never known them to be unreliable when well taken care of, but I really don't have much experience with autos. you'd probably be getting around 22 round the block, 25 freeway. a 5 speed would definitely be the way to go eventually. my 89 5spd 2wd sedan gets 38 mpg if i'm nice to it. 32 is actually the worst i've gotten since i did a tune-up... but i really had to beat on it bad. i know what everybody's thinkin... "38 mpg? yeah right." that's the same thing i said when i calculated the mileage. it was within the first 3 gallons of gas, that's about where you get the best mileage.
Ild get that with mine too, so dont feel bad
Posted 01 December 2006 - 01:17 PM
never again will I own an EA series auto... sold it to the ex-in-laws...
of course, I hate automatics in general... they have made society into lazy, dangerous, inconsiderate drivers... (:
Posted 01 December 2006 - 01:45 PM
Posted 01 December 2006 - 01:59 PM
... so i would go 5 speed swap if i were you ...
Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:37 PM
All in all, I don't mind it so much, except it's never gotten better than 25 MPG.
Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:39 PM
I could find all the parts i need for a 5sp swap but i have searched and it does seem a little in depth.
Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:15 PM
I have a couple of the auto models. One FWD and one AWD. The FWD is an 89 and has worked fine with no issues other than sluggish on hills unless you put the petal to the metal. It's a tubo model so it's got a little extra pep over the 86 AWD one. That one eats govenor gears and needs the internal gear changed. I have replacement parts but with no garage I'm not to motivated at this time.
The AWD is used by a friend that is a left AKA so not likely to be converted. He hasn't done any off roading with it. Uses a K5 Blazer for that! I drive the FWD and have the same issue but do drive one standard (Diesel Ford Van) but the 89 is not worth investion any money in as it's rusted!! Millage is fair for an auto, 25 on the average with out rodding it.
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