Last post on Jul 23, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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#8608 of 8657 Re: 1996 Legacy L ...loud clicking noise [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 16, 2013 (11:27 pm)
I could be remembering it wrong. That was 8-10 years ago!
#8609 of 8657 OK gang, refresh my memory
Apr 13, 2013 (12:34 pm)
RE head gaskets... what years were affected (besides '99) - and just the 2.5 engine?
We're searching for a car for our 2 fledgling drivers coming up (July & December). Found a '95 Legacy L sedan, only 108K miles, 2.2L. Looks like a gem, taking a closer look later today.
#8610 of 8657 PA SUbaru 1996 going to California
Apr 13, 2013 (1:03 pm)
I am moving to california with this car. Do I have to convert anything over to CA standards. I get mixed messages. Please help. If I do, what are they. Thank you kindly
#8611 of 8657 Re: California conversion [hustoncs]
Apr 13, 2013 (1:07 pm)
thanks. This is a 1996. Did California have standards back then? No conversions were done.
#8612 of 8657 Re: OK gang, refresh my memory [hammerhead]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 13, 2013 (1:31 pm)
Yes the 2.2L should be okay for head gaskets.
#8614 of 8657 Re: California conversion [michael2595]
Apr 13, 2013 (3:29 pm)
I owned a 98 Subie and don't recall them selling PZEV models at the time. Our 09 is a PZEV spec even though our state doesn't require it.
I'm thinking a 96 would be ok, no?
#8615 of 8657 Re: California conversion [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 14, 2013 (12:43 am)
Thank you . Like I said. Hard to find info. If you look at the link it is about new vehicles.
#8616 of 8657 Re: California conversion [michael2595]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 14, 2013 (6:48 am)
Oh sorry--what I meant by sending you that was to infer that if your car has MORE than the 7500 miles indicated, then you are okay regardless of the spec of your car--but you'll still need a smog test and pass the standards to which your car was built.
Have a read: http://www.smogtips.com/moving_to_california.cfm
#8617 of 8657 why switch to Subaru?
Apr 23, 2013 (3:53 am)
I have been driving a 2000 nissan maxima for 10 years and really like it. Also have a pathfinder. We really like nissan but for my new (used) car, thinking about Subaru. I drove a 2010 and 2012 legacy and really liked it. Also considering an older (05,06) infiniti g35x.
I want a car that handles well and it sporty looking and fun to drive. Fast would be a plus. Of course want something dependable.
A little afraid of switching brands as we have always been happy with nissan. So please tell me about cost of ownership. I know there are stories about getting 300k miles on your car but in reality, in a state that uses salt on the roads how many miles/years can be expected?
We like to drive our vehicles for at least 10 years or more.
In looking for a slightly used legacy are there things I should be looking for? different then the usual stuff?
Thank you for any input.