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Old 06-04-2005, 04:28 PM   #1
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I'm wondering what a 96 Legacy GT (sedan of course) with 89,000kms usually goes for? A guy is charging $10,000Cdn. Wondering if this is too much? Or if it depends on how rare the car is where I live?
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Old 06-04-2005, 04:40 PM   #2
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holey metric system batman!

im too lazy to convert km -> miles and CAD -> USD...so my answer is "maybe".
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Old 06-04-2005, 04:46 PM   #3
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holey metric system batman!

im too lazy to convert km -> miles and CAD -> USD...so my answer is "maybe".
I think it's around 50K miles, and $8,000USD.
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Old 06-04-2005, 04:53 PM   #4
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that seems like an excellent price to me...really low mileage for the year.
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Old 06-04-2005, 04:55 PM   #5
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Sounds like an awesome deal to me. I payed about $5000 US, for my 95 legacy L with about 60,000 miles on it.
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Old 06-04-2005, 05:07 PM   #6
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Can someone tell me what trouble spots I can look for?
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Old 06-04-2005, 05:10 PM   #7
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bulletproof.
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bulletproof.
So there's no suspension problems? Rust? Rear defroster being faulty? Nothing like that?
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Old 06-04-2005, 06:16 PM   #9
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Not really the cars are very well made. I have had no problems with my car yet. I have the 2.2 though, the 2.5 are known for the whole head gasket problem but other than that they are great cars. 96 GT's you dont see as much. They have the older style bumper with under lips correct?
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Old 06-04-2005, 08:36 PM   #10
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Not really the cars are very well made. I have had no problems with my car yet. I have the 2.2 though, the 2.5 are known for the whole head gasket problem but other than that they are great cars. 96 GT's you dont see as much. They have the older style bumper with under lips correct?
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I have no idea what the bumper style would be... I saw it, but don't know the difference.

I saw the car. There's some ltitle things that kept me from buying it automatically, and I hope someone can verify some of these things for me:

-Apparently AWD is on all the time. No switch or anything, hence higher cost to fill the tank. Which is about $35Cdn. I thought Subarus had some "smart AWD" in place? Where it turns off when you don't need it?

-It beeps when you back up... kinda weird. Is this normal?

-There's no stero at all. AM/FM cassette with two front door speakers. No spaces for rear speakers or dashboard speakers at all either it seemed like. Anyone know anything about this?

-The inside had a lot of dog hair I'd have to clean up... would cost money.

-The front bumber had a couple of chips and bubbles in the paint. The guy said it was from the previous owneer ripping off the bra that covered the fog lights. Does this make sense?

-Some plastic thing on the front bumper had a bolt missing, which would be easy to fix I think.

All in all, with the additional costs, insurance, and tax... I'd be about $2000 over my budget I think.
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Old 06-04-2005, 08:45 PM   #11
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honestly, just move on to your next choice MikeVic.
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Old 06-04-2005, 08:47 PM   #12
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honestly, just move on to your next choice MikeVic.
I don't understand. Am I being too nit-picky or something? Or were you suggesting my price range isn't right for any Subaru or something?
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Old 06-04-2005, 09:01 PM   #13
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You need to be more logical. If you're overbudget, you're overbudget.

No reason getting all worked up about these rather small things if you can't afford it in the first place.

The front bumper probably has been repainted due to front end damage. Bubbles in paint make this obvious. If there was a bra on, there would be no 'chips'. Very contridictory.

All recent Subarus are technically 'AWD' all the time. But really, depending on transmission, it is smart and switches a certain percentage back and forth depending on where the power is needed.

As for gas mileage, it will be at least 20MPG in city. Basing a buy decision because of gas mileage is blasphemy unless its Hummer 8MPG city versus Prius 80MPG city. The gas mileage of a subaru is about on par with similar cars in the rest of the industry.

Beeps when backs up, logically not normal. Obvious old lady mobile.

I belive the Gt's have a decent stereo, but maybe not. It does sound a little fishy.

Dog hair? Give me a break, what are we supposed to tell you about this? Buy a vaccuum?

Bolt missing? Okay, goto the hardware store and buy a new one for 25 cents.

Again, bottom line, you're overbudget. If you've got all these problems with it, theres no reason to pursue it further, since it obviously doesn't attract you so much that "you have to have it".

Find another Legacy, RS, any car...whatever. It doesn't seem that this car is for you, however.

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Old 06-04-2005, 09:34 PM   #14
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Yeah, that's what I meant about the "smart AWD." I was told about it before, so wasn't sure which person, if either, was lying or misinformed. Thanks for answering my questions. You were very helpful throughout the thread.
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Old 06-04-2005, 09:35 PM   #15
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Good luck.
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Old 06-06-2005, 07:58 PM   #16
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Ok, well, the guy called back and said he'd take off $400 for the cleaning and bumper. So it's close to what I can pay.

My question is this: you said that the stero thing is fishy, which it is to me too. Do you (or anyone else) know for a fact what comes standard in a 96 Legacy GT? Would it be leather interior at least? And a CD player?
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Old 06-06-2005, 08:44 PM   #17
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Leather is not definite on GT's, definitely not on a 96, and I'm pretty sure it came stock with a single disc CD player located in the second DIN slot.
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Old 06-06-2005, 08:51 PM   #18
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A friend said that under the hood there might be some indication as to what model it is... anyone know what should be written for a 96 Legacy GT?
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:52 PM   #19
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I'm gonna go look at my vin plate in the engine bay...i dont remember if it says GT or not.

GT's did not come with leather back then(stock)...but at least 4 speakers should be stock.

I'll let you know if my vin plate says anything in a few...

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Old 06-06-2005, 09:52 PM   #20
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I just got my 98' Legacy GT limited, mint condition fully loaded with 69k miles on it for 8700$ US. If that helps
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:59 PM   #21
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Thanks, I'll check back for your VIN information. And judging by that '98 price, seems like this is a decent price for a car two years older... sounds like you got a better deal though.

Is it true that if I don't use the highest grade fuel possible (91?), the car will complain?
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:18 PM   #22
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I dont think so, my car is constantly on 87 octane cause i'm cheap, it runs fine. Unleaded is fine.
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:25 PM   #23
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According to: http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/ov...d=2629&src=GBT and http://www.internetautoguide.com/car...subaru/legacy/,

all Legacy models from 1996 had two speakers and an AM/FM cassette stereo as default.

Now knowing this, my question is: would adding two speakers to the back be very troublesome? I know you haven't seen the back, but if the default is two front speakers, would you think the back would have the wires already there for 2-4 rear speakers (door panels and back shelf area)? I'll check of course if I go see it again.. but just wondering if anyone knows offhand.
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:35 PM   #24
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No easily viewable info on the vin plate regarding L, GT, or GTL. Theres an option code and trim code, but the hell if I know how to decode it. I bet your insurance company can decode the vin for you, as I believe they know what vins are what trim code(at least mine did somehow).

As for gas, I believe the manual calls for 87, and 87 is what most of us run anyways.

As for the speakers, I seem to recall someone saying that the wiring is already there(to the doors I believe)...so it should be plug and play. If not, running wires is a minor PITA, but not so bad to the rear doors compared to the fronts. I know there was wiring available for tweeters in my front doors(and the car didn't come with tweeters)...so its a good possibility that you've got the wiring too.

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My 99 legacy brighton wagon has all the wiring for rear door speakers and the front tweeters. The rear doors are going to be difficult for me, as there are no openings in the door panel. I'll have to get different panels, or just drill holes in the plastic (which I'm sure would look really nice).
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