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Post Need a reliable beater
Anybody got one or know of any?

AWD preferred.

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Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:34 am
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I was going to sell Ol' Bessie, but I've gotten everything running good now so going to hang onto it another year, maybe 2. So too bad

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Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:12 am
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You are about a week and a half too late. Just sold the Camry.

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Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:51 pm
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Post Re: Need a reliable beater
picked up a beater 98 impreza.

it's ugly but mechanically pretty fresh!

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I had a 2000 Impreza RS for awhile, if you think the Legacy was a snow beast, wait till you take that thing out

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Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:08 pm
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Post Re: Need a reliable beater
Batman wrote:
I had a 2000 Impreza RS for awhile, if you think the Legacy was a snow beast, wait till you take that thing out


Good to know! I heard that the diferential is different in the "L" vs the RS.

true?

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Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:30 pm
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I had a 98 Impreza for my mother for about 5 or so years. Only issue I had was the rear transaxle shares the fluid with the tranny and when the fluid broke down the rear clutches grabbed and it hopped on corners. Tranny fluid changed fixed.
The body got rust behind the rear wheels above the bumper cover... It was a 2.2 and ran great. bought with 110k and sold with 150k. Still see it drive by the house every now and then.
I now have a 2000 Legacy 2.5 for her. Love my Subbies!

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99hawk409 wrote:
Batman wrote:
I had a 2000 Impreza RS for awhile, if you think the Legacy was a snow beast, wait till you take that thing out


Good to know! I heard that the diferential is different in the "L" vs the RS.

true?


There was a lot different on the RS, it was basically a WRX minus the turbo.

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Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:16 am
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Post Re: Need a reliable beater
Would definitely love to still find a 5 speed 2.5RS in good condition but it's REALLY tough!

Liking my new one anyway! We'll see how she goes tomorrow! :)

https://goo.gl/photos/gosoxb5HnuQdHVFs9

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Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:06 am
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Sometimes you can find the 4 door ones, if I'd now how much my coupe was going to be worth I would have def held onto it. I still see them hitting 5 figures for a clean one

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