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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
Apr 09, 2001 (8:54 am)
Paul: check out Consumer Reports and you'll find that the Legacy is listed as a best bet among used cars.
I think the 2.5GT came along in 1998, and given you're going to load it up I'd look for one of those. Other Legacys had the 2.2l engine.
The Outback came along in 1995, and in '96 got the 2.5l engine. In 1997, it got a power boost to 165hp and no longer required premium fuel, so I recommend 1997 or later.
Both may be a bit above your price range, but they may still have a bit of the 5/60 powertrain warranty remaining to offset that.
Sorry to hear all the Volvo horror stories scared you off. Subarus are not perfect, but even folks that have had some problems tend to be drawn to them. They have a lot of character, and represent a good value.
#1051 of 11746 Lease price on Subaru Outback L.L. Bean
Apr 09, 2001 (8:56 am)
I'm being quoted a lease price of $379 per month for 39 months (excluding tax) with first/last month down on a 2001 Outback L.L. Bean. Does this sound like a good deal? Also, do you know the current Subaru money factors (36,39,48 month)?
#1053 of 11746 Yup, it's getting warmer
Apr 09, 2001 (1:04 pm)
The bulbs are coming up, the mosquitoes are coming out (got my first bite of the season the other day) and the sunroof is opening.
Actually, I would like to do just a bit more skiing but that's not going to happen this season around here.
Graham/wbd- Thanks for the feedback on the tire/tyre pressures.
#1054 of 11746 Smiling from Ear to Ear
Apr 09, 2001 (6:47 pm)
I just bought a 2001 Outback L.L. Bean and am in love. After considering the Volkswagon Passat 4Motion Wagon and a Toyota car-based SUV, the Highlander, I definitely feel I made the right choice. I can't believe how well the Outback handles and, if I'm not careful, I'll be getting my first speeding ticket soon. The car rides so quietly and smoothly. I bought the car from Ed Rielly Subaru in Concord, NH, for $27,274 with an MSRP of $30,045. Subaru financing is incredible right now with 6.5% for a 5-year loan; beats the rates of our local banks. I loved my 1995 Olds Cutlas Supreme, but after driving the Outback, I don't think I'll miss the Cutlas as much as I thought I would. I have a question for all Outback L.L. Bean owners, what is the function of the round turning knob above the cruise control and fog light buttons? Can't quite figure that out and can't seem to find it in the ownwer's manual. I have been contemplating a Subaru since last year, and feel I made the right choice in vehicles. Anxious for the "nice" weather to arrive in the White Mountains to use the sun roofs. Peace, Donna
Apr 09, 2001 (10:28 pm)
Looked on my 2001 VDC and the only thing there is the air shut off for the dash driverside vent. The one for the passenger side is vertical but the driver side is horizontal.
Apr 10, 2001 (5:59 am)
Donna: congrats, sounds like a sweet deal.
We always joke that Subaru owners are dog people (OK, cat lovers, pet people). You'll fit right in.
Join us this Thursday from 9-10pm eastern time for our weekly chat. There's a link right at the top of this page. We'd love to hear about your new car!
#1057 of 11746 Response to Ken M (Message 1040) & Scotchguard/Rustproofing
Apr 10, 2001 (3:04 pm)
Thanks for the feedback. I'll check into those two web sits.
I got an e-mail offer from my local dealership, which I visited the other day and the lady there said that the vehicle had scotchguard and underside rustproofing for an extra $795. She claimed that everyone up north pays extra to get their cars rustproofed because of all the road salt.
As I understand, Subaru gives a 5 year rust perforation on all new cars. I'm also under the impression that all new vehicles already have protectant on the interior as is standard with all new cars.
Ladies and gents from the North, am I getting fed another load of bull with this scotchguard/underside rustproofing offer?
#1058 of 11746 ROB M re: Rustproofing #1045
Apr 10, 2001 (6:18 pm)
I live just outside of Chicago. The area is "known" for its use of salt on the roads during the snow season. In spite of this, I have NOT used rustproofing as Subarus are built with sufficient protective coating and use galvanized metal.
I have owned three Subarus. The first was purchased in late '91, the second in Sept. '95 and the latest in Nov. 01. At NO time did my dealer suggest scotchguarding or rustproofing. I never experienced rust on any of the cars.
I don't think I'm alone in saying "buyer beware!"
My two cents!
Apr 10, 2001 (6:20 pm)
Woops: the third Subaru was purchased in Nov. 2000, not '01!