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Old 12-03-2007, 07:00 PM   #1
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I am currently in the market for a winter vehicle since I have to travel 150 miles a day round trip to work and back.

Recently, I stumbled across a 2001 Legacy GT Limited, with 60k miles on it, and it's only $11,500. Does this sound like a deal to any of you? Anything I should look out for with the 2001 LGT? I test drove it and fell in love instantly (except for the fact that it's tan, but whatever to that)...also nice that I already have winter wheels and tires on my WRX that will fit this car perfectly.

Any help would be appreciated, I plan to buy it this weekend hopefully.
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
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Well, me personally, i would keep lookin'. I bought a 2000 (tan also) with a grip of miles for 5k. Other than the mileage and a dent in the driver's side back door, it was in pretty sweet shape.

That is my 2 cents, now ignore everything I just said.

Good Luck with the search.
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:24 PM   #3
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Thanks man, I am almost set to buy it...I just wanted some opinions on what to look out for, some Subaru model years can be a bit quirky.

Thanks again.
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:17 PM   #4
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last august i picked up a 2001 lgt limited with 75k for about $12k. for the first several months i was commuting just under 8 miles round-trip 5 days a week. to date, i've put over 20k miles on it. the only major problem i've had so far was a bad hesitation/miss due to the original sparks plugs gapping themselves to oblivion. threw new plugs and wires at it and it ran just fine.

the only real issue i have now is a rather small oil leak from the driver's side head gasket, on the bottom. this spring, i plan on pulling the engine and doing head gaskets, timing belt and tensioners, water pump, clutch, and anything else that's needed. i have no idea how well the previous owners kept up on service, and if they didn't keep up, well, it's rather overdue for a few things.

no real quirks that i know about, except for the omnipresent subaru clutch judder. overall, i'm very pleased with it.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:51 PM   #5
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Thanks for that, it's nice to hear from someone that owns one. The clutch issue won't be a problem since this one is an automatic...which in the winter around here is PERFECT so I can actually put a remote starter on it, F-SNOW
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:18 AM   #6
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nice. i hope everything works out for you. can't wait to see some pics.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:50 AM   #7
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Well, if you buy it, you will not regret it. Of course, it's not the fastest car ever!

If you get it, make sure to post some pics! HOORAY!
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:53 AM   #8
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Here are a few pics off the website.....



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Old 12-04-2007, 02:00 PM   #9
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Keep looking for better deals, as they do exist. Either way that's a nice car.
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:18 PM   #10
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11k is a little too much for an 01, even w/ that mileage. I would keep looking as well...

Well I did and I ended up with an 03 for $9500 over a year ago.
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:31 PM   #11
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ok, I just spoke to the salesman, and I think I talked them down to $10,500 with ALL the 60k tuneup done and free oil changes for life. Better?
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:52 PM   #12
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Very nice looking car. Leather seats isn't something I have on my BH

I do think the $11500 tag is a bit high for that model year though.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:25 PM   #13
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$10.5k, completed service and lifetime oil change is a step in the right direction.

Remember: Dealers make more money on used car purchases than new ones.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:57 PM   #14
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It's in pretty good shape, thats for sure.
There aren't that many used cars that you could get for $10.5K that would go for 150K more miles at least if properly maintained.
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:01 PM   #15
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I would at least check the headgasket is ok and that they put in that additive so you're covered in that extended warranty program from Subaru
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:32 PM   #16
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It looks just like my 02 LGT. Except - mine has heated seats and mirrors and that one does not. But of course, heated seats and mirrors come in handy more here in Texas than NY.

I bought mine a little over 2 years ago with 33k miles. I've put on nearly 100k miles. I keep it meticulously maintained. My goal is to have a close inspection at 200,000 and see if it's good to go for another 100k. If so, do another timing belt/water pump/the works replacement on it.

I've had some road wear (four or five boots, plastic lower cover) but have only had to have a small leak between the diff and tranny replaced.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:48 AM   #17
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maclif, I see you are also in dallas. glad I'm not the only legacy member on here anymore... I see a bunch of nasioc impreza model, but I've NEVER met a dallas legacy nasioc member before...

Oh, and rextard04... I think you found a good deal after negotiating a bit. That sounds about right from what I've seen for sale.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:10 AM   #18
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maclif, I see you are also in dallas. glad I'm not the only legacy member on here anymore... I see a bunch of nasioc impreza model, but I've NEVER met a dallas legacy nasioc member before...
Yeah, I see you post here, but I don't think we ever cross paths. I used to go to the Thursday lunches quite a bit, and typically pop in to state meets.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:38 AM   #19
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If you're looking for a reliable beater that's good on gas, you may want to look into a 95-99 2.2Liter Legacy.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:46 AM   #20
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Thanks a ton for all the input guys, I will definitely have the head gasket issue checked. Any idea what the "additive" is that was mentioned?

I'm hoping this will be a good investment for the traveling I will be doing, but then again, anything is better than putting that much mileage on my WRX
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