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Weazel240 10-04-2012 03:06 PM

Looking at an 08 3.0R
Hi everyone, i have owned imprezas most of my driving career, mostly the first gen style, 14 in total to be exact lmao. i have owned 1 05 LGT too.

However im in the market for an 08 09 3.0R.
Im looking at a 08 currently, downside is that is has 120k on the clock.
My main concern is how reliable are these thing?
what are their known problems?
what should i look out for?

I want to add that i test drove an 05 Outback 3.0r recently with 155k and during an overnight test drive, the tranny cooling line (the one that goes the the radiator) popped off and i creeped it to a gas station, few days later i called the service department and the said the tranny is fried .:bbq::spin:

muajg 10-04-2012 03:49 PM

They're pretty much bullet proof. That's why I bought one. Apparently I need to look out for the tranny lines though!

I think you already know this but there isn't a lot of modification to be had for the 3.0R. That's it's major drawback.

Weazel240 10-04-2012 04:09 PM

How many miles on the clock do you have? How is your 5eat holding up?

Kodax 10-05-2012 12:22 AM

I have a 2009 and I am close to 60k miles right now. Still holds up, haven't given me any major problems so far.

Weazel240 10-05-2012 10:56 AM

Is 12900 to much to spend on an 08 with 120 k miles?

Subies4Life 10-05-2012 11:32 PM


Originally Posted by Weazel240 (Post 4101949)
Is 12900 to much to spend on an 08 with 120 k miles?

Yes. When i look for used i look below 60K miles. 70 and above is too high.

Kodax 10-06-2012 01:36 AM

120k miles is a bit high. I might be letting my 3.0R go in the next few months. If you could hold up, I will give you a good price for it.

SBT 10-12-2012 07:08 AM

Engines are bullet-proof. Just make sure you run them on premium fuel, and follow the prescribed maintenance routine. The Legacy platform itself is smooth, comfortable and a good-looking styling departure for Subaru. Would not hesitate to buy one of these. Looking for one myself.

Legacy3.0 11-28-2012 12:25 AM

So i guess an 08 with 111K for 8800 and one minor rear bumper accident is a good deal? :)

All maintenance records are on the carfax and completed by a subaru dealer.

What do you guys think?

SBT 11-28-2012 08:29 AM

High mileage on a 3.0...especially if maintained properly, not even a concern. Price sounds like some-one wants out of the car...I'd at least take it for a pre-inspection and if good, buy it.

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