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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by wallyglock, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. wallyglock

    wallyglock

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    2005 outback 2.5 xt turbo 150,000 miles sharp, loaded priced at $10,000

    did this model/engine have the head gasket problems ?
    how good .. long lived is the turbo reliability ?

    what kind of mileage to expect ?
    it would take premium gas , i presume ... ? !

    this is a sharp car and not too far from my house
    am scared to test drive it tho , i might be hooked !

    my older 98 outback only has 140,000 on it and has the head gasket replaced and the car is in very good condition .
    might trade ..... how much difference would be fair for me to give ?

    thanks
     
  2. Ragnar

    Ragnar

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    Different engine than your 98. Head gasket problems before 2005 MY.

    Mileage? Its a turbo. I would be happy with 22mpg hwy in an Outback. Yes premium gas.

    Will it last? Its 8 years old and has 150k miles on the clock. Be careful. With a good maintenance record and a checkout by a local Subie mech it should last quite a bit longer.
     

  3. ithaca_deerslayer

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    I had 180k on my 98 Outback when I traded it in. Engine was still good, but had to add a quart between changes.

    Got a mint condition low miles 2005 Outback to replace it. No problems yet, had it 9 months.

    Sorry, don't know anything about turbos.
     
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  4. sputnik767

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    You're looking to spend $10k on an 8 year old turbocharged car with 150k miles. Not a good buy at all in my opinion, especially since this car stood a decent chance of being abused at the hands of some wannabe racer.