This one runs pretty well, but has some issues.
Head gasket has had a very small drip onto the right side headers for years with no progression. There is no oil in the coolant or coolant in the oil, but if parked for many days, it will smoke a bit when the headers heat up. As a result I've only taken it out when there is water on the ground since the Fall when I got a new truck. It would be best to do the headgasket now-ish. Needs a new timing belt soon anyway, so...
New rear lower control arms two years ago. New rear brakes at the same time. Maybe 10k miles since. Will need new front brakes soon (runout is at the limit for spec and there is a mild shudder when braking at speed.)
Patched minor holes over the wheel wells. Everywhere else is solid with a few tiny spots in paint. No rust on roof, rest of body, etc. Body is in great shape and car feels very solid on the road. Engine light is ON--OBD codes say "small vacuum leak" (yes there's a code for "small" vacuum leak). I had it smoke tested once and they couldn't find it. It is most likely due to the aftermarket cruise-control plumbing and will most likely disappear when the engine is pulled and reinstalled for the headgasket job. Also, the exhaust can snapped at the rear gasket. The mid-pipe/cat is perfectly fine; the pipe to the exhaust can itself is what broke. I jerry-rigged it but it doesn't sound wonderful and the exhaust can will need to be replaced.
Bunch of other stuff has been done to keep it running. I'll update later when I'm in front of my books. I wanted to get this up now because it is due for inspection at the end of March and will not pass.
Sold AS-IS, but at a song. This is a fundamentally sound car. Tires are good. If it gets to $500, I'll throw in a full set of snow tires for it in excellent condition.
This would be a great bargain for someone who can do the work themselves, or even if you need to pay to have it done. Great,. safe car for a student, ski bum, camper, etc.
Questions? Send me an email through eBay and I'll let you know ASAP or send you my phone number.
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:45:00 EST
Subaru is going absolutely gangbusters so far in 2014, with growing year-over-year sales every month this year adding to the streak of 33 consecutive months. The prognosis is so positive that the Japanese brand is revising its 2014 forecast to 500,000 vehicles or more, from a previous estimated 460,000. If it reaches the goal, it would be the first time that the automaker hit the half-million mark here.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:28:00 EST
Subaru has been growing steadily in the US for a while now. Annual sales have increased for the past five consecutive years with 2014 not indicating for that to change. For August alone, the company moved 50,246 vehicles, up 22.37 percent year-over-year, and the business proclaimed it as the best month in its history.
According to Subaru, it believes that the growth for the last two years has been fueled by the latest Forester and XV Crosstrek last year and the new Legacy and Outback this year. "The market is telling us that we are delivering products that consumers want at the right prices," said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer at Subaru of America. Scroll down to read the company's full announcement.
The Subaru WRX has always needed a dash more style, and the do-it-yourself carmakers at Factory Five are looking to accomplish a lot more than that with their new mid-engine, rear-wheel drive 818. The sports car started with a contest in 2011 to create the shape for the company's next vehicle, while sticking within certain limits. A designer named Nouphone Bansasi had his entry chosen, and first cars were completed last year.
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The 818 is named after its target weight of 818 kilograms (1,803 pounds), and it's offered in two forms. The S starts at $9,990 and is meant for street use, with two seats and a basic interior. The R model for $10,990 is more track-focused and features a tiny windshield and full roll cage. The company claims that complete cars can be built for around $15,000, after factoring in the donor Subaru. Performance is very brisk, with acceleration to 60 miles per hour in under four seconds, according to Motor Authority.
The kits are meant to be something that even a relative novice could put together. All the builder needs to provide is a 2002-2007 Impreza or WRX. The car donates its turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engine, transmission, axles, brakes, steering and other major components. Factory Five supplies the spaceframe, body, suspension, lights, windshield and some interior trim. It doesn't even need paint, thanks to its gel-coated fiberglass body panels. The company also offers a laundry list of options, including carbon fiber aero components, upgraded suspension parts, improved brakes and more. Kits can be ordered in either left- or right-hand drive.
Remember the original concept that previewed the latest generation Subaru WRX? If not, then just look above for a gallery of photos following its debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show. We loved it, and thus, were sort of disappointed when we first saw the less-aggressive production model.
It's not that the production 2015 WRX is ugly, per se. It just doesn't have the gaping grille, four-door coupe lines or squinting headlights that give the concept so much verve. But as it turns out, Subaru might have realized that it was on the right track with the more assertive styling. Rumors coming out of Australia suggest that the shape could form the basis for the next-generation Impreza, and next WRX, along with a major platform shift.
Subaru chief designer Mamoru Ishii tells Motoring that that the next-generation car will ditch the rather utilitarian current design in favor of something more exciting. Like the WRX concept, the design will start wide at the bottom for an aggressive stance and taper up to the roof. That styling would likely get even more aggressive for the next 'Rex.