Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!
|Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.
We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!
Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!
New Member/Thinking of buying a Subaru questions
Posted 02 March 2007 - 11:19 PM
I am looking at a '98 Forester with 170K. High miles to say the least, but the price is right and I just want it for driving around town and quick trips between Tucson and Phoenix (100 miles one way).
The vehicle was owned by retirees who drove the vehicle cross country from MA to AZ twice a year. They have a long list of maintenance records and the car is totally clean.
I'm wondering if knowledgeable Subaru owners can tell me about their experiences with high miles. I know at 170K just about anything can go wrong...but how many owners on this board have really high miles on the Foresters? What type of engine problems have you encountered? The vehicle has been maintained, is it possible for it go strong for another 50K?
I know these questions are pretty open-ended, but I'd love to hear some feedback from loyal Subaru owners. I've always driven Ford trucks, and I get rid of those at 100K every time, just to be safe
Thanks to anyone who replies.
Posted 02 March 2007 - 11:46 PM
I have seen one legacy we've oned go over the 300k mark, i'm swapping in a 217k mile old ej22 into my brat. Just bought a 91 turbo legacy with 178k. Subaru's have a long life span.
Posted 03 March 2007 - 08:40 AM
Fluids clean/topped off
shifts normally/drives normally
no torque bind (drive in circle at idle)
no major leaks
no gunk under the rad cap or in the expansion tank
no smoke on cold start
timing belt replaced at 105k
if these conditions are met you WANT it!
What's the price
Posted 03 March 2007 - 10:48 AM
Thew price is $3,950. The timing belt was changed, I do not know for sure when, but it was in the receipts. I believe the Forester L has the 2.5 liter engine, right? It is an auto tranny.
Thanks for the replies.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users