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Old 04-18-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
smokey25
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Unhappy Need to get rid of a Subaru. What to do?

I am the 2nd owner of a 2000 2.5RS, originally from the states and imported by me. I have owned it since 2003 when it had 64k mi, it is now pushing 190,000 mi.

Pics of her here.

I love this car. It has been like an old dog through everything since I was 21. Let's be honest, she has never let me down, but her heart is not what it used to be. The time has come to replace her. (2010 FXT icyww)

The thing is.. what do I do with her? What are my options?

She runs strong but she has some health problems. They arent minor. She is on her second engine. Oil light has been known to come on at idle on a hill if she is half a litre low. Check Engine light from a P0420 code that I cant seem to solve (Aircare has always been solved by pulling the battery for a few days before.. ) Small oil leak (cam seals I think, they keep having to be replaced). May even be a small knock (or is it a normal Subaru sound.. i have long forgotten), The driver side window mechanism needs to be replaced. Front brakes will need to be replaced soon.

She LOOKS amazing. I'll attach a pic.

I could give her "to the pound" as a trade in and get something for her.
I could sell privately but is that even reasonable given all her problems?
I could keep her.. but realistically to me she would be a money pit.

What are my options?

Has anyone else been in a similar situation? What did you end up doing?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and thanks for listening

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Old 04-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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same as mine
replace her engine or sell it for cheap to a Subaru enthusiast.
i'd buy it if i didn't have my driveway full of cars =o)
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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Drakar will probably buy it
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:42 PM   #4
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How much you looking for it?
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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Leave it in surrey?
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:46 PM   #6
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Drakar will probably buy it
It would only be my 4th silver subaru to add to the collection.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:46 PM   #7
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Leave it in surrey?


Might not work though... They might just take the old condoms from inside and leave the rest of the car...

How about parting it out, if you're interested in doing that? Chances are, if you sell it to Drakar he'll just end up parting it out anyway... Or, part some good bits and make the shell into a rally or autocross car, and just play with it until it dies.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:46 PM   #8
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How much you looking for it?
Curious also
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:50 PM   #9
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I have an iwire harness and a spare 205 that needs some work .... turbo swap on the cheap since you need to spend money for a motor why not do a nice more.

Its a 00 harness as well since we basically have the same car.

I do have a few nice bits as well. Might be worth keeping as a fun toy. Stg 2 ej205 would be plenty fun and keep the budget in check.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:51 PM   #10
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Jeez -- I am way too far away. This is a beauty. I have a 2000 also and wish I could drop my power train into that body.

Is there is someone in you area that is handy, and can get their hands on a power train and give it a 3rd life!? I do not know how densely populated your area is, but around here is tri-state, I am sure people would be lining up to do exactly what I suggest!

Ebay here in states had MANY engines for sale. Someone can make use of what you have.....
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
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Problems = opporunitity for enthusiasts
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:37 PM   #12
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You've been a member from 2005 and you don't realize that 2.5RS's are hard to find and in demand? The engine could be missing and you could still sell it easily. Just sell it as is to someone who wants to work on it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:02 PM   #13
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Do I detect a swap coming on? Do the right thing. Put in a 257!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:12 PM   #14
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You can tell I don't come around much! Haha. I think this answers my question on what I should do with her. I would love to see her in capable hands. You guys are awesome.

Drakar and CrPalm - I'll send you a PM and respond to others who have sent one to me. My new purchase could be next week or 2 months or so from now.. just waiting for the right one to show up.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:48 PM   #15
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... Or maybe I will keep her and do everything you guys want to to her
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:36 AM   #16
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if you do plan to part ill be happy to buy the bumper
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:52 AM   #17
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... Or maybe I will keep her and do everything you guys want to to her
Keep it and swap it. There enoigh of us with parts and knowledge to help you get it done
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:58 PM   #18
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Please PM me again cause I don't see one in my box from you. Or It might be that I'm too new of a member
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:02 PM   #19
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Been busy- haven't responded to anyone yet. I'll get to it soon thanks
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:44 PM   #20
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Do I detect a swap coming on? Do the right thing. Put in a 257!
Put in a Ej207.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:42 PM   #21
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To the guy from Idaho, I'm pretty sure if he decides to sell it then there will be someone here who will pick it up fast
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:09 PM   #22
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Hey everyone-

Good news! I picked up the new whip-



The RS is for sale. There was a lot of interest so sorry if I took so much time to get back to you but I responded to all the PMs.

If you didnt PM me and are interested I am looking to get $4000 for the RS.

Thanks again everyone.
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