Good day everyone. I'm currently looking to purchase a GT Wagon. There are 2 that I'm considering. One is a 2005 GT Limited with 112k miles that they're asking $9500 for. The other is a regular 2005 GT with 146k miles that they're asking $7500 for.
The GT limited doesn't really have any service history available. It is at a dealer, and of course they claim everything has been checked over and it's in excellent condition. They don't know if the timing belt has been done, but say it "looks good". This car has been near Maryland all it's life, so who knows how the chassis looks as far as rust.
The regular GT is supposedly a 1 owner car, with a glove box full of service records. It is currently getting the turbo replaced at a Subaru dealership (which was the reason why it was traded in). The timing belt was replaced around 90k miles. This car has been in South Carolina, so rust shouldn't be an issue. I'm leaning towards this one personally. I am going to look at it tomorrow. Yesterday I was almost convinced that I would buy it. Today, after finding this forum, I'm thinking I may not get a LGT at all (seeing all the potential issues)
I've seen to look for leaks, moisture under the oil cap and such... but in all honesty, for $7500 is it worth taking the risk?