I currently drive a naturally aspirated '01 VW Jetta, and I am ready for something better, AWD, and turbo.. The 2005-2009 Subaru Legacy GT.
I recently began my car search and no matter how many vehicles I've looked at, I just love the way the Legacy looks, feels, and drives. I was originally checking out the Legacy 2.5i but wanted more out of the engine. That's what got me hooked on the GT.
My dilemma: I can only spend around 13,500 maximum, and I am trying to keep mileage under 90k. I was browsing a local Subaru dealer's lot and spotted a 2006 black GT sitting out back. When I inquired on it, they said they picked it up at auction with a blown motor, but already have an 80k donor motor and new turbo to put in it (the body has 120k). If I test drive it and all seems normal, is this something I should consider or stay clear of?
I imagine I could get a pretty decent price on it, but they are only offering a 90-day warranty on the engine and turbo, which freaks me out a little bit.
Since you guys are the awesome Subaru gurus, I thought I'd bounce the scenario off some of you. The dealership is reputable as far as I've heard, but this situation is a bit different than a normal sale.
Thanks in advance everyone. I appreciate any help, and I hope to post more in the future as a Legacy owner. Maybe there's even some Minnesota/Midwest people on here, and we could plan a cruise or something this summer.