Last post on Jul 27, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Car Buying, Sedan, Wagon
#124 of 126 Re: advice buying 2000-2001 outback [hhmax]
Jul 01, 2009 (10:07 am)
Nope, the H6 has been great. I would still inspect any car that age, compression test, check for signs of oil leaks, test drive with radio off and windows open and listen for drivetrain noise, etc.
It'll cost more to own than a FWD Camry V6, but probably less than an AWD Highlander V6. Fair enough, if you think about it.
Do what we did - get a Chase Subaru credit card. You earn 3% back and can pay for even service.
We own a Forester and a Sienna. I worry about what the Sienna will cost me to service, not the Subie. For the Forester I have $500 saved up in Subaru Bucks (the rebates come in $100 increments) so I'm pretty much good for the next few years - free service.
If you can do that I bet the operating costs are actually lower than for a Camry or Accord. I don't believe Toyota or Honda have such credit card programs (please correct me if I'm wrong, I'd probably get a Toyota card).
#125 of 126 Re: advice buying 2000-2001 outback [ateixeira]
Jul 14, 2009 (7:02 pm)
> I worry about what the Sienna will cost me to service, not the Subie.
hey juice I just had my cat and 02 sensor replaced in my 06 sienna at 76K, good thing the emissions warranty is good till 80K cuz it cost them over a grand!
and then there was my new tranny I needed at 43K. can't wait till I have no factory warranty of any sort left!!
which is why I just got the better half a 09 OB so she can cut back on the mileage on the sienna (25K a year)
#126 of 126 Re: advice buying 2000-2001 outback [cptplt]
Jul 27, 2009 (10:01 am)
We had a chipmunk chew up the wiring harness on our 07 Sienna and that alone was $700 worth of damage. They didn't even replace the whole harness, that would have been over a grand.
I'm hoping it's reliable over the long-term 'cause if not we may ditch it after the powertrain warranty is up. I'm sure it will be (it was the chipmunk's fault, not the van!).