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Old 10-27-2016, 05:28 PM   #1
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A couple of weeks ago, my wife told me that she was getting tired of driving a manual, and wanted to know if I was open to getting an automatic for her. She spent about a week and a half looking at Craigslist, and found an 05 Legacy GT wagon. Yesterday evening were met the owner at our local Subie specialist. They pronounced it basically sound. After a brief negotiation, were settled on a price, drove down to BECU, got him a cashier's check, and we now have a nice black wagon in our driveway!

On a related note, we now have a beautiful, low mileage 2013 Fiat 500C Abarth for sale!
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:26 PM   #2
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Congrats! Pics or it didn't happen
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:34 PM   #3
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Ha! See what I can do!
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:50 PM   #4
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They pronounced it basically sound.
Be strong in your journey.
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:51 AM   #5
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Be strong in your journey.
Ha! It needs a set of tires immediately. Also intercooler & associated piping replaced. Everything else is in good working order.

The thing is, my wife will probably put less than 8K miles a year on this car.
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:12 PM   #6
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Congrats!! I miss my LGT wagon sometimes.
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Old 10-28-2016, 10:49 PM   #7
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Ha! It needs a set of tires immediately. Also intercooler & associated piping replaced. Everything else is in good working order.

The thing is, my wife will probably put less than 8K miles a year on this car.
We're all pulling for you!
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Old 02-01-2017, 05:17 PM   #8
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Just a quick update - as one might expect with 178K miles, the chassis had a fair share of rattles. At the last oil service, I had Roo-pair replace all of the front suspension bushings and also replace a non-OEM front axel with a Subaru part (ouch - spendy for this one). Also had them install a few replacement interior trim pieces, and the car is now quite transformed. Almost all suspension rattles are now gone, and the car is driving almost like new. Next oil service will see the install of a Cusco rear sway bar, and really that should wrap up the mechanical reconditioning required...
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