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June 9, 2012, 8:57 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 22, 2003

Do not get a Subaru. As my mechanic friend said "everyone has a story about why they love their Subaru, and they tell me the story ever time they have to come in and spend $2k on repairs". He told me he just nods and smiles; it keeps him in work.

Say what?

everything on the Subaru is well built and well designed for servicing. since 2005 it's been better - example - pre 2005 it was 2 hrs a side for rear wheel bearing replacement. Now it's 4 bolts and 30 minutes a side to replace a hub.

I've been running my Legacy wagon for 3 years now with nothing more than standard maintenance.

Find an 08/09 Outback 5 speed and you'll be happy for years to come. Stay with the 2.5l non turbo.


road trip machine by Kookjai, on Flickr

Play : Comox Valley Mountain Biking - www.cvmtb.com

June 20, 2012, 12:15 p.m.
Posts: 33673
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

Prius V. Lotsa storage room.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

June 20, 2012, 12:28 p.m.
Posts: 5635
Joined: Oct. 28, 2008

eliza, you sexy little tramp. Call me.

Wrong. Always.

June 20, 2012, 12:37 p.m.
Posts: 0
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

mitsubishi lancer SE-AWC

http://www.mitsubishi-motors.ca/en/vehicles/lancer/2012/trims/se-awc/

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