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Old 01-17-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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Hi,

I was hoping for a Toyota 4Runner but, am sure I will be happy with my Subaru wagon that I pick up tomorrow.

Resisting 'was' appearing futile.

Thanks cd for information and advice!!

Jen
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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Which subbie did you get? I had an impreza wrx wagon. It drove like it was on rails. Only negative was fuel consumption, but I was not expecting 40mpg either.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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Which subbie did you get? I had an impreza wrx wagon. It drove like it was on rails. Only negative was fuel consumption, but I was not expecting 40mpg either.
A legacy wagon, 4 cyl, 5 spd manual with blizzaks and winterized. I will really miss my 40 mpg but, might ship my geo up here if the person doesn't pay for it or may even get another geo up here as I have someone's number for one they are asking 500 for, for the summer.

Jen
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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A legacy wagon, 4 cyl, 5 spd manual with blizzaks and winterized. I will really miss my 40 mpg but, might ship my geo up here if the person doesn't pay for it or may even get another geo up here as I have someone's number for one they are asking 500 for, for the summer.

Jen
Nothing wrong with a Subaru, they can easlily go for 200,000 miles with good maintance!

Now your going to tell me it has 300,000 miles on it and it's looking shakey?

I'm sure you got a good deal and worth every penny!
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Wasilla Alaska
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Nothing wrong with a Subaru, they can easlily go for 200,000 miles with good maintance!

Now your going to tell me it has 300,000 miles on it and it's looking shakey?

I'm sure you got a good deal and worth every penny!
The older ones will literally rust away before they die 9 times out of 10 with half a thought to maintenance. The newer ones are almost identical design wise. If you experience rough running and a hard time starting put plugs and wires in it. They're a little touchy when it comes to having good spark. Mine had a hard time starting cold last winter when I bought it ($700 reconstruct beater with a heater) I put a nice shiny new set of NGK plugs in it. It cranks over 2-3 times and fires at -20.

If you do the plugs stick with NGK. Subarus like them best.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Palmer
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Just make sure you get the right bumper stickers. Not the world peace ones, use the 10,000 wolves can't be wrong or something like that.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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Not to hijack the thread, but I didn't really think there was a need to create my own. I've got a couple weeks until I drive from south Georgia to Anchorage and I also have an older Subaru Legacy Wagon (99 GT version). It's got AWD and ABS which is cool and all, but I can't put chains on it. I will be driving with a ton of stuff, so space is going to be at a premium. Do you think I'd be able to get by on the 4 new all-weather tires I've got on it or am I going to be screwed?

//edit this link makes me think I'd be alright, but personal experiences in this matter would be appreciated - http://www.usroads.com/journals/aruj/9712/ru971202.htm

Last edited by AlphaPoppa; 01-18-2012 at 10:41 AM.. Reason: added a link
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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Not to hijack the thread, but I didn't really think there was a need to create my own. I've got a couple weeks until I drive from south Georgia to Anchorage and I also have an older Subaru Legacy Wagon (99 GT version). It's got AWD and ABS which is cool and all, but I can't put chains on it. I will be driving with a ton of stuff, so space is going to be at a premium. Do you think I'd be able to get by on the 4 new all-weather tires I've got on it or am I going to be screwed?

//edit this link makes me think I'd be alright, but personal experiences in this matter would be appreciated - A New Substitute for Studded Tires?
Don't worry about chains. Almost no one uses them here. On the other hand, unless you are a good driver on ice you might want to think about switching to good studded tires somewhere on your way up they do help you stop on ice better. If you are a good driver on ice, (that means you slow down for the conditions etc), then the all-weather ones will do you. Just give yourself about 3X more room to stop than you think you need.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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Awesome Gennaver. Everyone here covered what I found out about mine and of course I can't give winter driving tips (and won't)...

Although I did not have any rust issues and NGK are what the factory put in my WRX. IMHO, They are good plugs for Japanese vehicles regardless.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Just make sure you get the right bumper stickers. Not the world peace ones, use the 10,000 wolves can't be wrong or something like that.

LOL, and geeze, what were the wolves thinking?

I kinda liked "Save a Tree, eat a beaver".... (um, that is the furry one that is in a pond...)
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