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all of the 2.5's 98-03 have the problem, i will definitely check that. if i find a car under 100k and in need of new gaskets i can easily deduct 1500 from the car's cost for the repair. but i would rather find a 2.2; subarus best engine imo. maybe i can swap a engine from a impreza rs at some point and get some horses.
Swapping takes time though dude. It also requires money and LOTS of space. I was considering doing that to an 99 outback and swapping in a 04 wrx engine, but realized it wasn't possible without a full garage with tools etc. if you want to do it yourself. If you pay someone else to do it, it will probably cost you more that the car itself...

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all of the 2.5's 98-03 have the problem, i will definitely check that. if i find a car under 100k and in need of new gaskets i can easily deduct 1500 from the car's cost for the repair. but i would rather find a 2.2; subarus best engine imo. maybe i can swap a engine from a impreza rs at some point and get some horses.
Definitely a gap here for impreza's that were affordable (under 6k) that hadn't done big mileage. Ours has 130,000kms which feels pretty fresh compared to the ones we looked at that'd done 200,000kms+. A few around for $7000+ but we didn't want to pay that much. People say subarus will go for a long time if you look after them.
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A couple of things abt subies, is awd is you have to always buy 4 of tires because of the awd drive train issues...even if only 1 tire is bad, timing belts at 100-120k. And change oil, often...this is due to the flat 4 design, since the head gasket sits in oil. What happens is that you get gasoline in the oil...via piston blow-by and unless you drive and really heat up the oil so that the gasoline evaporates. Most of the time, you drive the car just a few miles so that the oil does not heat up enough and the gasoline in the oil eats at the head gasket. The later 90's and early 2000 the head gasket material did not stand up very well...they reformulated the gasket material and is not much of a problem...but you still want to change to oil regularly because of this blow-by flat 4 engine design. Also when doing the timing/surpentine belt, you also change cam and main seals, water pump and etc. because this stuff is behind the timing belt and there is alot of labor involved so....do it all while you are in there...so it can come out to be $1500+ bill. btw deducting the 1500 from the bill...idk...well its just maintenance...have it done and ur good for another 100k. The neighbor has a nice subie awd wagon and he in general budgets/spends about $1000 per year in shop maintenance, tires, oil changes and etc.

Abt volvos...my little 01 v40 has 95k is in very decent shape and I put about $1000/year and I do alot of the standard maintenance of oil changed, breaks, transmission flushes...its the ecu shit that I'm not tooled or knowledgeable about.


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i dont pay nearly that much with my fozzy. tires are cheap. oil is cheap. self labor is cheap.
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it took a hefty chunk of change to keep the outback running after it hit 110k. There were some pretty extensive maintence repairs.

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it took a hefty chunk of change to keep the outback running after it hit 110k. There were some pretty extensive maintence repairs.
110,000 miles or kms?

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so i'm at a new comparison. for 5k i can get a 2000 volvo v70xc awd with about 100k. buying parts from ebay as needed and a local mechanic can keep maintenance costs somewhat low, and everyone i've talked to who owns one loves it except the constant repairs after 150k.

5000 bucks can also get me a 2003ish ford explorer with awd and leather if i look hard enough. my dad drives an 02 and a 98, he had a 93 before it and it seems like a solid truck. all of them have only needed minimal repairs and have easily gone 200k (98 is at 240 now). after months of begging him for driving lessons (my sister is not a very good teacher, plus i already drive enough where i don't need lessons just to prove myself to him) he's taking me driving next weekend, so depending on how much i like the 03 i might start wanting one. not to mention the v6 gets 20mpg mixed.

then back to the constant winner, the outback or legacy wagon. the 00-03 outback is still my first pick, as the resale and reliability is just great. plus everyone here keeps telling me to get one. but on my budget, i'll be stuck with a higher mileage one (120-160k) or an older one with fewer miles. the mileage is only slightly higher than the explorer too, so the fuel savings aren't very impressive. however, driving a car is more fun than driving an suv.

thanks again for any input you may have, if you have more vehicles you want to recommend i'll definitely look at them.

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Why not a DSM such as an Eclipse GSX (awd turbo), or talon TSI AWD (same car re-branded as a talon), both are part of the "DSM" family. The motors are stout, the cars aren't the most reliable(If you want that, buy a honda), but really are not bad if you do basic maintenance, and pick up an UNMODIFIED(key word) lower mileage one. These can be had in your price range, they are quick (turbo 2.0l), awd, and pretty cool actually. The stock 4g63 block is good for upwards of 350whp.

I actually think i'm going to pick one up for my next ski car.

A 2g eclipse gsx with 50-100k miles would run you about 5,000-6,000.


A 1g like this one with 50-100k miles should be in the 2,000-4,000 range.



Either way, AWD, TURBO, within your price range, somewhat reliable, etc. I think that's your car son.
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That is the complete opposite of what I want, coupes can't fit bitches in the backseat

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But on a serious note, those mitsu's blow up randomly. The talon is a car I see very often on my local craigslist, so I'll definitely check them out. I'm very interested in that one but I'm not sure if it's big enough...

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