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Old 02-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Advice on buying high mileage Legacy GT


I'm looking for some opinions on buying a high milage Legacy GT. I found an 05 with 156xxx. Paint looks decent and interior looks nice. Price is $7000. I think timing belt has been done before 100xxx. I will confirm that. Just wanted to get some opinions.

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:11 PM   #2
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Sounds like a great car. Always a fan of that gen LGT. 05+

As for price:
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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Timing belt is very important and next to impossible to tell if it's new after 1kmi without paper work. 156kmi is def high miles for any turbo'd vehicle.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:03 PM   #4
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Personally I wouldn't do it. Used vehicles are headaches alone. But turbo'd used vehicles are like an ongoing migraine. I had a used bugeye a couple of years ago. Had about 130k miles. 1st thing that went wrong, entire exhaust. Replaced it with HKS, did a stage 2 tune. Then my tranny started to go, and eventually went like 2 weeks later. Had I replaced it, I knew eventually the turbo would go, and then probably the motor itself. When I go for tuner cars, I usually buy new or I don't buy at all.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:12 PM   #5
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