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New-to-Me 1997 Outback
Posted 27 August 2007 - 07:24 PM
It's listed as a 1997 Subary Outback Legacy, green with grey cloth interior. (I hate leather.) They replaced the standard am/fm with an am/fm/cd player and the a/c runs perfect. It had 155808 miles when I got it, and the mechanic was saying he doesnt think it'll last me more than another 50-60k. Is this a possibility? I hope it'll last me another 100k!
Anyway. It's in good condition, the timing belt was replaced recently, some wires and plugs and stuff were replaced the day they put it up for sale, and I checked it for torque bind. My baby spins in circles without any shaking or rattling or any of that! The same person has owned the car from 1997 to now and the lady kept all of her service records, the Carfax was completely clean, etc. The only down side is that I cannot find whether or not the head gaskets have been replaced. Of course, there's a whole lot of paperwork to dig through...
I'll try to post pictures later, once I get the turtle wax I bought today all over 'er.
Has anyone had an issue with bass causing the rearview mirror to rattle? Well, not rattle... but make it so that when I look out through it, the stuff behind me is moving all fast with the beat and kinda makes me dizzy. I'm a total idiot when it comes to stereos, but I think I got it turned down enough for it not to make me sick every time I look behind me.
Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:15 PM
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 11:48 AM
I've got a 95 LSi wagon that I bought at 152,000 miles. (I'm not saying what I paid, though.) Been driving it for three years. Rolling over 215,000 now and still love the car. The EJ22 is one heck of an engine. (Subaru experts help me out here--97 still had the EJ22, right?) My car is dependable and peppy. However, my car does have leather interior, and after owning it I will also look for leather seats. No comparison... I wouldn't blink at the expectation of getting 200,000 miles from your car.
Ever owned an AWD car before? Handles GREAT, huh?
My Sube is now at the point of needing attention. Stuff like CV shafts, replacing window tint, regular aging maintenance stuff. Lots of little things. This is when most people wash and vaccum and take it to the lot to trade in on something newer. I, however, will invest that $$ instead into making my wagon fresh again. In October, I'm doing a custom paint job to freshen things up. I already stripped and recoated the aluminum wheels. I want to see just how many miles I can log before my drivetrain goes kaput. (Anybody think I'll hit 300,000???) And, when it goes kaput, I'll drop a new motor/tranny in and keep going...
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