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!
Suggestions for inexpensive Legacy wagon
Posted 25 July 2003 - 11:03 AM
I would like to get an inexpensive (read "high-mile") Legacy wagon as a commuter car and occasional desert camping car.
So far it seems most logical to get a Brighton wagon with manual transmission since I don't want to spend more than $4,000.
What should I look out for? Are Legacies fairly reliable if maintained, even after 150,000 miles? Are the 2.2 liter motors really sluggish with a slushbox?
I would appreciate input from those with experience with high-mile Legacy wagons.
Posted 25 July 2003 - 11:31 AM
I have about 160,000 miles on it and the only thing I have done other than maintenance item (timing belt, plugs, wires) is the oil pump. I abuse it and drive it hard and it runs great.
It is not fast like a sportscar, but the AT will rev to redline when you push it hard. I've driven a GT sedan identical other than the 2.5 instead of 2.2 and didn't notice that much of a difference.
I have done some mild off-road driving through 12-18" of water and across hills of soft New Jersey sand.
Posted 25 July 2003 - 11:46 AM
Posted 25 July 2003 - 02:51 PM
Posted 25 July 2003 - 07:16 PM
Posted 25 July 2003 - 08:49 PM
Posted 25 July 2003 - 11:41 PM
Posted 26 July 2003 - 12:10 AM
www.franticfour.com = a place in Washington with rebuilt or rebuildable subarus
If you really want inexpensive, it really is a cheap way to go if you plan to run the car into the ground and never resell it.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users