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Old 04-16-2001, 02:54 PM   #1
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Post how long do subaru's live

i was just wondering how many miles you can go on a subaru engine without having to rebuild or replace major components. what is the most common or most miles on a subaru engine?
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Old 04-16-2001, 02:58 PM   #2
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with routine maintainence they gotta be good for at least 90-100k. Obviously if youre redline dumping and powershifting into 2nd and 3rd your mileage will vary. The crappy sensors and electrical stuff will die much sooner than your engine.
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Old 04-16-2001, 02:59 PM   #3
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I know of some Loyales with 250K. My folks have a '93 Legacy with 156k.

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Old 04-16-2001, 03:05 PM   #4
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The last time I took in my 98 RS for service, the mechanic said I could easily get 250,000-300,000 miles on the engine before I had any big problems. He said I would get tired of driving it before anything went wrong.
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Old 04-16-2001, 04:34 PM   #5
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107K on my 95 Legacy wagon with auto. Only work on the engine has been routine oil/filter every 5K, plugs and valve adjustments, air and fuel filters as er Subaru, timing belt at 90K, transfer case clutches at 95K. Engine runs purrrrfect!
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Old 04-16-2001, 06:52 PM   #6
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I have an 86' GL Wagon with 160000 miles on it and the only thing I have done is rebuilt the trane and put new coolent hoses in. I think thats pretty dam good for a car that is driven pretty hard.
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Old 04-16-2001, 06:59 PM   #7
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<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">My first "car" was a 1984 BRAT that went 210,000 miles. My dad's 1995 Legacy L wagon is currently at 265,000 miles. My Loyale RS went to 192,000 before the accident. They can last a LONG time.

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Old 04-16-2001, 08:22 PM   #8
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my 90 l wagon had 160+ when I traded her in for a the rs.
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Old 04-16-2001, 08:37 PM   #9
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If taken care of you can easily get 250-300,000 miles. I have many customers with high mileage & 1 customer with 600,000 miles on his. He of coarse has replaced the engine once.
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Old 04-24-2001, 02:11 PM   #10
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There's a reason they claim that ~95% of all Subarus made are still on the road.

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Old 04-24-2001, 03:16 PM   #11
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I put 189,000 miles on a 1988 Chevy Cavalier. I put 150,000 miles on a 1994 Chevy Cavalier. Both bought for less than $10,000 brand new. The 1994 still runs good (gave it to my mom and dad, who will be giving it to my niece soon). I would be surprised if it doesn't get beyond 200,000 miles. I spent about $18,000 for my 2001 Subaru. It better last beyond that, or I'll go back to driving domestic vehicles. And I didn't baby either Cavalier (that's why I only got 189,000 from the 1988. The 1994 had a different engine which seems significantly more durable).

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Old 04-24-2001, 03:30 PM   #12
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My mother is on her 3rd lincoln continental.

Her previous two both died before 100k miles.

Died as in the entire suspension system fell apart and the ford mechanics could not replace it. This happened twice, with different model years. Also had tons of electrical and bizarre problems with both cars. Her third one (a 99 I believe) has had some scary problems with under 25k on the odo. Several times while driving normally down the road the entire car's electrical system has shut down, making the engine stall and the car swerve with NO steering capability whatsoever. She was almost seriously injured in the last incident, luckily the truck missed her. The driver-side door has also jammed twice and been replaced twice, only to jam again. By jam I mean UNABLE to open or close.

She has a really bad back and this is the only car she has driven that she can drive for over an hour without hurting her back.

Fords suck, and I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever buy one.

My old sable had the engine sieze at 80k miles and the power steering line burst onto the brakes, thus locking the brakes (no abs) with no steering capabilities. Spinning sable wagon = no fun.

Fords suck, do not ever buy a ford.

Subarus are great though.
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Old 04-24-2001, 03:35 PM   #13
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1989 Subaru GL hatchback ... 185250 miles and still going strong

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Old 04-25-2001, 01:03 AM   #14
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My 1990 Legacy L Sedan is still running great at 167,000.
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Old 04-25-2001, 01:08 AM   #15
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Old 04-25-2001, 01:56 AM   #16
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Get tired of driving it, bull! I love to drive mine I guess thats why i have put 20k on it in 7 months
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