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Old 04-12-2012, 02:03 AM   #1
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OMGHi2U Preping my subie for a long commute

Hi there, I am going to be moving by the end of the summer, and my commute will be significantly longer every day. I was wondering if anyone might have some suggestions on how to help my car maintain its youth while piling on the miles. I have already reached the conclusion of driving like a granny, and using synthetic motor oil. Any other suggestions would be helpful.

The car I will be driving is a 2006 wrx, with ~89k mi.

Maybe some experiences you might have had with these cars and high mileage, things to look out for. Anything would be greatly appreciated, thanks a whole bunch.

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
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check your oil and coolant levels, top off if necessary
check the pressure and/or replace your rad cap
check/fix any intake or vacuum leaks
rotate the tires
use the maintenance schedule in your owners manual as a guide
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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89k miles isnt high mileage for a subaru

189k miles is high mileage for a subaru

89k miles IS high mileage for a chebby or dodge or other junk cars
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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Prepping? Just drive it. I made 70 mile/day commutes in a 2.5RS with 200k+ miles. Check the norm each week: tire pressure, oil level, coolant etc.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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89k miles IS high mileage for a chebby or dodge or other junk cars
Maybe if this was 1979.


OP, check your oil level at least every other time you get gas. Other than that, just drive it. I have a 70+ mile commute and oil consumption has been my only issue.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:05 AM   #6
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Maybe if this was 1979.


OP, check your oil level at least every other time you get gas. Other than that, just drive it. I have a 70+ mile commute and oil consumption has been my only issue.



guess yew dont know much about cars, then,do ya
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:37 AM   #7
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in 1979 american cars were better then today american cars. Due to the parts being genuine, real metal parts with durability, engine components, and body components. Now in 1979, correct me im wrong, didnt have synthetic oil and holy batman coolant and super wonderful oh your god last forever fluids, or ecu chip nor do they have 93 octane available. Parts werent made of plastic either.

As long as you dont beat it like how a drunken stool beat their wife. The car will love you forever.

Ps, yeah i went there, but you do have to say, great analogy. No neeed to get offended. thanks for understanding.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:11 AM   #8
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in 1979 american cars were better then today american cars. Due to the parts being genuine, real metal parts with durability, engine components, and body components. Now in 1979, correct me im wrong, didnt have synthetic oil and holy batman coolant and super wonderful oh your god last forever fluids, or ecu chip nor do they have 93 octane available. Parts werent made of plastic either.

As long as you dont beat it like how a drunken stool beat their wife. The car will love you forever.

Ps, yeah i went there, but you do have to say, great analogy. No neeed to get offended. thanks for understanding.


you got that ALL wrong......plain, pure, and simple

d0000000000000d...i was THERE

1979???

did my first motor swap in 1979.....I have owned 1979 GM cars

YOU, I can assure you beyond any possible doubt, know virtually NOTHING about cars...YOU are thinking about 1959....not 1979

late '70's us made cars were virtually ALL garbage.....they still are, today
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #9
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keep your oil changed and follow all the routine maintenance timing as recommended from the factory. These cars can run a lot longer than most people think as long as you keep up on the little things. Hwoever, from experience, if i were you i would try to get a daily.

I put 32k on my bug in one year from working 30 miles from home...now i am at 105k when i would probably only be around 85k...
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:21 PM   #10
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guess yew dont know much about cars, then,do ya
My 240,000 mile, all factory original Jeep and my dad's 160,000 mile Yukon would like a word with you.

Even my friend's crappy late 90s DD Lumina is over 150k.

I will agree with you that the late 1970s was a deep pit of despair for American cars, but they weren't all horribly unreliable in the late 90s, and got even better in the 2000s.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:29 PM   #11
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I used to work with a couple of older tech's, pretty much ANYTHING between 1968 and 1984-85ish was absolute JUNK. American cars stayed junk untill the early 00's.

I work with some guys that used to be chevy techs, oh the stories are great. In the 90's, cavalier's needed head-gaskets about every 30K (leaking oil) and S-10 blazer/pick-ups needed belt tensioners almost EVERY oilchange...
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #12
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I used to work with a couple of older tech's, pretty much ANYTHING between 1968 and 1984-85ish was absolute JUNK. American cars stayed junk untill the early 00's.

I work with some guys that used to be chevy techs, oh the stories are great. In the 90's, cavalier's needed head-gaskets about every 30K (leaking oil) and S-10 blazer/pick-ups needed belt tensioners almost EVERY oilchange...
yeah...lots of engineering horror stories about most all us made cars in that era.....just garbage
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:13 PM   #13
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My 240,000 mile, all factory original Jeep and my dad's 160,000 mile Yukon would like a word with you.

Even my friend's crappy late 90s DD Lumina is over 150k.

I will agree with you that the late 1970s was a deep pit of despair for American cars, but they weren't all horribly unreliable in the late 90s, and got even better in the 2000s.
I dont believe it....i do NOT believe that 'all factory original'....bull****

total 100% not possible aint happened...aint happenin


no ****ing way
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:08 AM   #14
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I dont believe it....i do NOT believe that 'all factory original'....bull****

total 100% not possible aint happened...aint happenin

no ****ing way
Okay, I will clarify. It has had the radiator replaced once, as well as the starter and the alternator at least once each. Engine/trans/drivetrain is original. I don't consider a radiator, starter, and alternator replacements unusual.
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89k miles isnt high mileage for a subaru

189k miles is high mileage for a subaru

89k miles IS high mileage for a chebby or dodge or other junk cars
Then I have an super high miler. Our '02 Cavalier we bought new has in excess of 174K and has only had basic maintenance. Hell, just 3 months ago, the battery was replaced for the first time. The original Delco finally crapped out.

The 170K mark was attended about 2-1/2 years ago and it has been a garage queen since I bought the FSXT. The FSXT now sees over 500 miles a week that the Cavalier use to.

The Cavalier has seen maybe 1500 miles over the last 2-1/2 years. Except for the paint chips all over the frontend, you'd think it had 1/3 the mileage. I don't think it will ever die.

On EDIT: I just recalled...I changed the fuel pump at about 150K miles.
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Thanks for chiming in everyone. Good to know you all have great faith in the mighty subarus! As for the rest of this thread...
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