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Nintensity 12-23-2012 10:44 AM

1999 White Subaru Legacy GT - $2800
Hey guys, not sure, but I was wondering if you guys could help me decide whether or not this is a car worth buying.

- 200,000 miles on chassis, and only 50,000 miles on new rebuilt engine
- Repainted from Green to White 1 month ago via Maaco paint (Door-jams not painted)
- NO rust
- NO accidents
- Automatic Transmission
- US Imported car to Canada, so it has miles on the cluster
- Passed emissions test

BUT no documents
- I don't know when last maintenance was made
- I don't know if the body has had a rebuild or not

I've given the offer of $2800 to him and he accepted. Though what I'm doing is i'm taking a huge risk of a 200,000 mile chassis i'm buying...

What do you guys think, is it worth the purchase?

Best regards,

c-lo 12-23-2012 11:14 AM

no records is a no go for me. I need to know whats been done to it

Wang Lung 12-24-2012 01:49 PM

For $2800, who cares? If it runs and looks decent, I'd buy it if I needed it.

monkeyposeur 01-07-2013 10:07 PM

Might be a good deal. It says on the ads that the engine has been rebuilt. If so that's a good thing as the 2.5 second gen head gaskets almost always fail around 160k. You might get a lot of life out of it. Good luck and welcome to the site. Check out the second gen forum if you have any more questions.

Nintensity 01-26-2013 12:48 AM

After driving it.. I noticed the engine wasn't rebuilt after all. THe bolts and nuts looked clean and that they have no signs of wear on them.

No receipts. Nothing.

And then I noticed that the Engine has a slight rod nock. And it's only gonna get worse in a matter of just driving it.

What do you think I should do? I'm planning on selling it and moving on. But it's such a good car too!! ugh.

monkeyposeur 01-28-2013 09:35 PM

The bolts aren't going to tell you if the engine has been rebuilt. Rod knock or piston slap? Maybe it's a lifter tick?

Drive it until it explodes.

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