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Old 07-31-2002, 12:22 AM   #1
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Question what should i look out for in buying used 2.5 rs

im in the market for a 99-01 2.5 rs and was woundering what i should look out for.

thanx for any help

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Old 07-31-2002, 09:58 AM   #2
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the cars are pretty solid...
but peek for oil leaks...
heck the hoses, belts....
run the vin at a dealership and check the service/repair history of the car....
drive it and check for broken axles...

other than that?
the cars are pretty much bulletproof... no "real" issues with the 99-01... esp now that the 99's have a meter sensor recall (MAF sensor) and Subaru's getting rid of the apparently faulty parts...

good luck to ya
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Old 07-31-2002, 03:56 PM   #3
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Listen for noisy wheel bearings. I work with a gal who is having her second wheel bearing replaced on her '00 2.5RS at just under 36K, under warranty of course. She loves the car, btw.
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