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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Help me, I'm in love

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#1 Guest_Legacy Dan_*

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 08:08 PM

I've got a 95 legacy wagon with a 2.2. Other then normal maintenance, I've put almost no money into it. It has 144k miles and I can see it easily going to 200k. I've just met a dark green 2000 outback which I really love. However, you guys scare me with your stories of leaking head gaskets and noisy pistons. Is there anyone out there who has driven a 2000+ outback over 100k and NOT had a bad HG nor awakened the neighbors on a cold winter's morning.

#2 Guest_jon61484_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 12:51 AM

if the 95 has a sweet interior I'd keep it and if you're not happy about the paintjob... repaint it. (better to buy your own gun, learn up, and buy the matching primer/paint/clear coats than it is to send it in. unless you've got the time and definately want a 100% sure job)

I don't really know if the outback has a huge problem with head gaskets, but I live near Albany, OR and I see at least one (normally many more) different outbacks of all years. So if I see so many driving around then they can't have too many problems, right?

#3 Guest_Hondasucks_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 04:35 PM

You gotta figure though, with 5000 members on here, for every one who HAS a 2.5L head gasket problem, there's prolly 200 out there who've had no problems. And it's only the STAGE ONE 2.5L that has problems; the older Outbacks have the same 2.2 as the legacy, which is a good solid motor.
I used to have a 91 Legacy that had almost 200k on it, and it ran like a top.

#4 Guest_Cougar4_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 08:11 PM

It's easy to look at a younger, prettier one and fall for it. Thinking about how it would be, the two of you running around together. One that grabs your attention and all the while the one you are currently with is faithful and true. Always gets you there. You decide to leave the one that has been so good to you and run with your new love and......well, you make up the rest.


#5 Guest_lothar34_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 10:19 PM

The throwout bearing in my Volvo went out in January and instead of paying to have it fixed, I bought my Forester. Later, I sold the broken Volvo to my ex-landlord whose office is 3 blocks from my apartment. He and his partner (business partner) were going to fix it up for the partner's son who just turned 16.

It's been sitting outside the office since March. I have to pass it every day on my way to work. Sometimes it glares at me. Sometimes it cries. Sometimes it won't even look at me... "I hauled your rump roast around the state for 3½ years," it says. "Day after day you tried to drive me like Porsche, but I never complained. All I wanted was $600 for a clutch. $600. I wasn't even worth $600 to you? You're a bastard, Alex. I hope your stupid Forester blows a head gasket..."

I wish they'd fix her and get her out of there. It's driving me crazy.

#6 Guest_Cougar4_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 10:43 PM

Great story lothar34. I love it. Our cars need us.


#7 Guest_Setright_*

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Posted 28 July 2003 - 03:40 AM

OH DEAR! Seems someone has caught the new-car-virus. Every now and then I drop in on my local Sube dealer and toy with the thought of a younger model. No rust, still some warranty coverage, low mileage, the feel of owning something new!

But how long does it last?

My BC7-EJ22-4WD sedan has NEVER left me stranded. Okay, it did need headgaskets at 125Kmiles, but what car doesn't? And I did change the whole exhaust system, but even so, all the repair/maintenance I have done only amount to the first year's depreciation on a brand new car. "Scoobes" has now done 55K miles in two years, and the engine is still strong (125mph strong!) and so what if there is some rust biting at the corners? Living in a city, as I do, body work is not something to be too sensivtive about - new dents appear every day as inept drivers try to park next to me...

Oh, and the newer the car, the less "raw" they seem to be - even Subarus have gone a little soft. The feel of steering, gearshift and pedals is being engineered out of most cars, and it means a dull driving experience.


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