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Looking at an 2003 Outback H-6 VDC

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#1 joeo


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 07:52 PM

I'm going to be looking at a 2003 Subaru Outback H-6 VDC wagon tomorrow. Is there anything in particular I should look for?
Anything I should do in particular during the test dirve?
It has 66,000 miles on it.

Thanks for any thoughts!


#2 nipper


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 08:54 PM

Same thing as nay sooby. Check tires, tight turns, check fluid etc.

Listen to the engine. Some of these had tensioner issues. The tensioer will make a ticking noise.

Otherwise just the usual stuff.


#3 porcupine73


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Posted 15 September 2007 - 07:23 AM

Torque bind check of course. Maybe also test the a/c, some of these had issues with the a/c compressor speed sensor or something.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 09:25 PM

Thanks for the responses! I test drove the car today, and while I liked it, it had oil on the bottom, the coolant was low and very dirty, and it just plain had too many scratches on it.
I'll keep looking though!


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