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Posted: 5/14/2012 2:13:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2012 3:29:45 PM EDT by DetroitPatriot]
Up until this weekend I have been driving my 1995 Nissan Pathfinder.
The underside of the truck is in about the same condition as the sunken HMS Titanic. The frame is shot but the beast started, ran, and even stopped. It has been stolen and recovered, snatched from the jaws of the scrapper and never missed a beat. I had hoped to make it last another year and had just put new tires on it 2 month ago but I'm sick of putting any money into it.
Last week I kept smelling burning oil. Stunk like shit and was giving me
a headache. Didn't see any leaks, but one night I got home and the heel of boot had melted. There was a rusted out hole in the floor right above the exhaust pipe. Off to Home Depot for some galvanized duct and self tapping screws.
FFW to the day before yesterday. I put $40 worth of gas in my Pathfinder and promptly lost $30 of it
on the pavement on the way home. I crawled under it to find that the
fuel lines are leaking spraying fuel. I could fix it, but I'm honestly scared of unbolting anything underneath the vehicle since it just opens a can of worms.
So, yesterday I happened upon this:
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon
71,000 original miles.
1 owner trade.
Went to look it over yesterday and it looked good and clean. Went back today and test drove it and went over it with a fine tooth comb.
I am very aware of the head gasket issues these experienced and if it doesn't cause any issues in the meantime, I'm going to do them when I do the timing belt at 105,000 as a preventive maintenance item.
Anyways, I'm talking the salesman and we of course get to negotiations. The tag said $5995 and he's at about $5400 + tax and document fees and whatnot. Would work out to about $6000 out the door.
I bring up the head gasket issue. He pulls up service records and we go through them one by one and it hadn't been done.
I offer $5500 out the door. More or less getting the car for $5K. He's got his elbows on his desk rubbing his eyes saying "I don't know", so I say I'm going to get a sandwich and if you want to take my offer to call me in a half an hour.
He called and said they'll do it. I'm about to head out of town so I'll pick it up in a week.
He also found that when they took it in trade they said it was due for front shocks and a suspension spring in the rear. He said they'll make sure if it hasn't been done that it will be when I pick it up. I was also surprised that he said they will have it fully fueled when I come and get it.









This is it.
Now I need to get the newish tires off my Pathfinder so I can scrap it or leave it as is and turn it into a Killdozer.
Cool story eh Bros???
DP
Cliff notes: Old car died. New car is a Subaru. Not gay, but like Granola. Saved some $$. I know about the head gasket issue.
 
 
 





 
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:20:30 PM EDT

Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:22:12 PM EDT
I think it's great that you and your partner got something that's safe for you and your potential adoptees.


On a more serious note the wife had an Outback and it was a pretty good car.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:25:37 PM EDT



Originally Posted By jerrwhy01:


I think it's great that you and your partner got something that's safe for you and your potential adoptees.





On a more serious note the wife had an Outback and it was a pretty good car.






 
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:25:47 PM EDT
Cool story indeed.



That hood scoop indicates the presence of a turbo. Can you confirm or deny that?




Also, auto or manual?
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:27:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jerrwhy01:
I think it's great that you and your partner got something that's safe for you and your potential adoptees Golden retrievers.


On a more serious note the wife had an Outback and it was a pretty good car.


FIFY.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:27:55 PM EDT
That car is weapon grade vagina repellent.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:29:13 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Bassgasm:


Cool story indeed.



That hood scoop indicates the presence of a turbo. Can you confirm or deny that?




Also, auto or manual?


2.5 non turbo DOHC.



Manual transmission.



DP



 
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:30:43 PM EDT
You really going to park that around Detroit, MI?
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:30:44 PM EDT
I just came back from visiting my sister in Burlington VT.

About 93% of the vehicles up there are rusted out shit trucks,Prius or Outbacks

Just because most of the Outbacks are driven by women who dress like lumberjacks and they carry around their dogs doesn't mean they are bad cars
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:33:15 PM EDT



Originally Posted By SeanTX:


That car is weapon grade vagina repellent.


We don't all need to drive ostentatious vehicles to compensate for phallic deficiencies or act as bait.

 
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:33:25 PM EDT



Originally Posted By SeanTX:


That car is weapon grade vagina repellent.






Not if OP slaps a rainbow sticker on there...chicks dig gay dudes
Speed



 
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:34:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SeanTX:
That car is weapon grade vagina repellent.
Disagree.  Probably repels loose women who are looking for someone who likes to waste money on them.  

OTOH, practical women who like to go shooting with their guy, discuss Glock vs. 1911, and are into practical preps, would write their number on the outstretched hand of the guy who owns a good Subaru.

(My family has owned 5 of them.)
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:34:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2012 2:38:07 PM EDT by blacksunshinez51]
I love Subuaru's.  you did good.


ETA:  I would throw a LaRue sticker on it though.   They(Subaru wagons, not LaRue) do have the Lesbo vibe.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:37:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2012 2:39:14 PM EDT by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:39:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2012 2:41:07 PM EDT by SeanTX]
Originally Posted By Bassgasm:

Originally Posted By SeanTX:
That car is weapon grade vagina repellent.

We don't all need to drive ostentatious vehicles to compensate for phallic deficiencies or act as bait.  


We don't all need a thesaurus for a clever response in an effort to take the mental high ground either.

Imprezza, Legacy or Outback BTW?



ETA: I know they are good cars. My point is only that they are about as visually stimulating as a water faucet.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:39:47 PM EDT





Originally Posted By blacksunshinez51:


I love Subuaru's.  you did good.





ETA:  I would throw a LaRue sticker on it though.   They(Subaru wagons, not LaRue) do have the Lesbo vibe.


I'm not big on gun stuff on my vehicles, but a BFL might be in order.




or the PETA - People Eating Tasting Animals.



DP



 
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:44:09 PM EDT



Originally Posted By SeanTX:



Originally Posted By Bassgasm:




Originally Posted By SeanTX:

That car is weapon grade vagina repellent.


We don't all need to drive ostentatious vehicles to compensate for phallic deficiencies or act as bait.  




We don't all need a thesaurus for a clever response in an effort to take the mental high ground either.



Imprezza, Legacy or Outback BTW?









Who says I used a thesaurus?

 



Civic.




I think a Subaru will be my next DD in ~2 years, assuming nothing bad happens to the Civic.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:45:49 PM EDT
Glad you found a car you like.  I hate car shopping.  

I recently found a car on a local Nissan dealer's website, so I went out to take a look at it.  A car salesman walks out.  I notice that he has fingernails that are at least a half inch long.  Not manicured, just long and gross-looking fingernails.  
So I ask him about the car.  He pulls a sheet of paper out of his pocket, and finds the car on the inventory.  We spend five minutes walking around the lot.  He points to a car, and says: "it's suppose to be right here, in this space...".  Next he borrows MY CELL PHONE and starts calling people, asking them where the car is.  He leaves me out on the lot for a few minutes, and walks into the building.  When he comes back, he says "we sent that one to the auction last week."  I tell him "okay", and I leave.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:47:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DetroitPatriot:


Originally Posted By blacksunshinez51:
I love Subuaru's.  you did good.


ETA:  I would throw a LaRue sticker on it though.   They(Subaru wagons, not LaRue) do have the Lesbo vibe.

I'm not big on gun stuff on my vehicles, but a BFL might be in order.

or the PETA - People Eating Tasting Animals.

DP
 


Part in red.  DO IT

Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:53:03 PM EDT
Subaru=
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:55:29 PM EDT
I picked the wife up a 2012 Forrester to replace the civic that got totaled.... It's a nice car, drives well, turns on a dime, gets good gas mileage, and a top rated safety rating.... I'm ok putting the wife, kids and dog in it....

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Link Posted: 5/14/2012 2:59:09 PM EDT
No leather daddies?   Did it at least come with a rubber fist?
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 3:05:57 PM EDT



Originally Posted By AR4U:


No leather daddies?   Did it at least come with a rubber fist?


That would make a fucking hilarious shift knob.



DP



 
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 3:31:34 PM EDT
Found and updated OP with actual photos of the car.



DP


 
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 4:35:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bassgasm:

Originally Posted By SeanTX:
Originally Posted By Bassgasm:

Originally Posted By SeanTX:
That car is weapon grade vagina repellent.

We don't all need to drive ostentatious vehicles to compensate for phallic deficiencies or act as bait.  


We don't all need a thesaurus for a clever response in an effort to take the mental high ground either.

Imprezza, Legacy or Outback BTW?




Who says I used a thesaurus?  

Civic.

I think a Subaru will be my next DD in ~2 years, assuming nothing bad happens to the Civic.


Link Posted: 5/14/2012 4:51:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2012 4:52:32 PM EDT by WildApple]
They also like to blow a seal in the front of the engine. The replacement seals are green or brown I believe depending on what brand you get.....If you get the wrong brand, it will blow out again and again till you get the other color (pretty sure the brown one is the good one)

When the seal goes, you will lose all oil pressure and dump a bunch of oil out the front of the engine.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 4:53:20 PM EDT
Get yourself a rainbow bumber sticker and an equal sign.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 4:58:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Natty_Bumppo:
Get yourself a rainbow bumber sticker and an equal sign.


Hell, slap an NRA sticker on it and call it good...
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 5:03:21 PM EDT
Happy motoring!
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 5:06:54 PM EDT
You know what?  I'd drive it.

Nothing beats buying used cars for less than new ones.  I plan on driving what I have into the ground, and then buying more used shit and driving that till they fall apart.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 5:08:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2012 5:14:41 PM EDT by Danner130]
Nice deal

Subaru are excellent cars, that thing is hardly even broken in


ETA:  Here's our '12 Forester.

Link Posted: 5/14/2012 5:09:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jerrwhy01:
I think it's great that you and your partner got something that's safe for you and your potential adoptees.


On a more serious note the wife had an Outback and it was a pretty good car.


holy crap that's funny!
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 5:35:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2012 5:37:04 PM EDT by DetroitPatriot]
Sounds like valve seals. Brown seals are for exhaust and green are intake.
I've learned a lot about these cars reading about everything I can about them. I like working on cars, it's just that the last time I had a car that wasn't rusted to shit..I didn't have a garage.
Now I've got a non rusty car and a garage. == PROFIT.
DP
Originally Posted By WildApple:




They also like to blow a seal in the front of the engine. The replacement seals are green or brown I believe depending on what brand you get.....If you get the wrong brand, it will blow out again and again till you get the other color (pretty sure the brown one is the good one)
When the seal goes, you will lose all oil pressure and dump a bunch of oil out the front of the engine.




Made me think of:




 
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 5:40:47 PM EDT
That's a nice deal and you're going to love the gas bill after paying to fuel up a Pathfinder all the time.
Link Posted: 5/14/2012 5:46:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2012 5:48:02 PM EDT by WildApple]
Originally Posted By DetroitPatriot:
Sounds like valve seals. Brown seals are for exhaust and green are intake.

I've learned a lot about these cars reading about everything I can about them. I like working on cars, it's just that the last time I had a car that wasn't rusted to shit..I didn't have a garage.

Now I've got a non rusty car and a garage. == PROFIT.

DP

Originally Posted By WildApple:
They also like to blow a seal in the front of the engine. The replacement seals are green or brown I believe depending on what brand you get.....If you get the wrong brand, it will blow out again and again till you get the other color (pretty sure the brown one is the good one)

When the seal goes, you will lose all oil pressure and dump a bunch of oil out the front of the engine.

Made me think of:

 


Nope....It was the cam seals

OEM are brown = Good

Aftermarket are green = Crap
Link Posted: 5/15/2012 4:23:50 AM EDT
I'd pay 5500 for that.

Nice buy!
Link Posted: 5/15/2012 4:27:33 AM EDT
One of the local mail people use one to deliver mail in. I'm guessing it's a solid car since the other one uses one of those Jeep Cherokees that lasts forever too.
Link Posted: 5/15/2012 4:28:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/15/2012 4:33:45 AM EDT
You got a great deal, 2000 Forester owner...
Link Posted: 5/15/2012 4:35:12 AM EDT
Subaru's are cool in their own way, I'd get one if they were bigger.

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Link Posted: 5/15/2012 4:46:49 AM EDT
I'm glad to see more out Lesbians here. Welcome ladies.
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