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Old 06-06-2000, 12:32 PM   #1
andyC
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Hey y'all I am looking to buy an Impreza, and I had a few questions that I would much rather ask actual owners rather than sales people. I am looking to buy a RS or an Outback Sport and I was curious what I should look for when checking the pre-owned car out. I am a college student so i can't afford to buy new. Also is the oil easy to change yourself? The car I have right now is a real pain to do myself, and I would rather not pay somone to do it for me. Do you think that it is better to buy the pre-owned cars from the dealership or find a private seller?
If anyone wants to buy an 87 Acura Legend L, let me know!!
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Old 06-06-2000, 12:42 PM   #2
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when are u wanting to buy an RS? i have a silverthron 4dr RS, and it will be for sale sometime this summer. i probably be willing to sell it at $16-17k..or best offer. let me know..

mods: KYB/agx, tein springs, 20mm, cusco front/rear strut bars, wrx splats, clear corner lamps. and plus stock parts.
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Old 06-07-2000, 01:04 AM   #3
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I am not sure about the used market for Subaru's is like...but the new cars are AWESOME. I simply love my RS, it is great in every way possible! And with a little bit of mods...well it is a great performer as well.

I haven't had to do an oil change yet, but from what I have seen of the engine it seems VERY easy. The filter is on the bottom of the engine, with nothing blocking it at all. Just unscrew it and bam! There ya go. It is going to be MUCH easier than my $#%@! Honda Accord. That freaking filter was right above the exhaust manifold! Always a mess...

Have fun looking and good luck!

D. Neil Crawford
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Old 06-07-2000, 10:06 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info! Does anyone reccomend any dealerships over others?
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Old 06-07-2000, 10:53 AM   #5
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Go to Carlsen's Subaru in Redwood City.... I wish I had gone through them. Bloody Stevens Creek....
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Old 06-07-2000, 11:55 AM   #6
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Keep in mind that these are rally cars. So everything was smartly enigneered to be repaired on the road by two people. I have never worked on a car that was easier than the Subaru.

I drove over the hill to Santa Cruz to buy my RS. No only did they give me a killer deal, but I get free oil changes for 60k. I would also like to say ho well I have been treated by them.

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Old 06-08-2000, 12:07 AM   #7
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Ease of servicing is one of the things I like best about the Subaru. It's also probably a big reason why this Subaru crowd tends to be the geeky, propellerhead, tech-oriented type. Lots of fun.
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Old 06-08-2000, 09:45 AM   #8
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So now can anyone help me find any pictures of slightly modified outback sports? I have already seen the RS pics, and I am quite impressed!
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Old 06-08-2000, 11:05 AM   #9
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Hey andyC. I'd like to see another guy from my neck of the woods get a RS. I live in Calistoga now but I was in Santa Rosa. If you see a silver 2door driving around that's me(there's also a silver 4d and a blue 2d, I don't think either are I club members, although the owner of the silver was a cool guy). You sometimes see me at Pep Boys looking around or eating sushi at Kyoto. The outback oil should be really easy to change because the car rides so high, but the outback isn't as cheap as it looks becuase once you start adding options it comes out pretty high.
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Old 06-21-2000, 10:33 PM   #10
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Hey I have a Outback Sport and I love it.
I lived in SC for awhile doing the college
move from CT to SC 4 times a year having the extra room helps. Plus the car handles great
Oil is easy to change. The new ones have
142hp. I have a 98 137hp but with my Clutchmaster Clutch mine feels better then
the new ones. I don't want to step on any RS toes but I test drove one last month. I was ready to buy it but after the test drive I got back into my SUBY and said nope this one is for me.
later
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