Since I have a Prius now, I'm selling my Subaru wagon.
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Model year 2000 Subaru Legacy L station wagon, four-door Color: burgundy [dark red] ; gray/black cloth interior Engine: 4-Cyl 2.5 Liter Trans: 5 Speed Manual, AWD Mileage: 58,000ish All-wheel drive 4-wheel disk brakes w/ ABS Air Conditioning Power Steering Power Windows Power Door Locks Tilt Wheel Cruise Control AM/FM Stereo CD / Cassette Dual Front Air Bags Rear Spoiler [sorta] Built-in Roof Rack Fog Lights Asking price: $ 8900.00 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org I bought it used from a local dealer at around 35,000 miles back in 2003. Comes with: 3 keys, 2 remotes the important parts of the repair/service manual set [printed format] a spare fuel filter a gallon jug of "official Subaru" pre-mixed coolant a full case of 10W40 dino-oil [the Prius gets synthetic, so I don't need it] at least one spare headlight bulb Recently replaced: plugs [NGK BKR6E-11] rear brake pads wiper blades Plusses: Plenty of room under the hood and a reasonable layout; said to be much easier to work on than many other recent cars. Has an aftermarket switch to enable the power windows without having to turn on the ignition. Very useful in hot weather. Remember to turn it off again, though. Plenty of pep, with tight and solid handling. I've averaged about 26 mpg, fairly close to its EPA ratings. Awesome in the snow, as one might expect from Subaru's usual all-wheel driveline. It doesn't particularly oversteer or understeer, but pretty much tracks where you want it to go. Nicely cavernous in the rear with the seats folded down. No body rust that I can find. You would have the option of keeping the "throttle threshold switch" -- see http://techno-fandom.org/~hobbit/cars/sub-hack-1.txt for technical details. If you buy the car but this doesn't interest you, it's the work of a few moments for me to remove it and re-train the ECM. Caveats/comments: There are some very minor scratches and stains around the interior, as with almost any car this age. Some were there when I got it. Remember, I bought it partially to be sort of a work-truck, and it's seen its share of large crufty loads. The dealer I got it from put some kind of scented Armor-All type stuff all over the interior, and despite several cleaning efforts a hint of that "tropical paradise" odor perpetually lingers. The passenger headrest doesn't slide all the way down. There's something wedged way down in the post hole blocking it. No butt-warmers. People always ask... The left front fender has a slight odd wrinkle that's hard to notice. I got the car that way, in fact, and never noticed it until later. Almost like someone leaned their big butt against it and made a dent, and then ineptly straightened it back out. The driver's door ding-bar plastic trim flew off at speed and landed somewhere in the weeds alongside I-93 about a year ago. This leaves small holes in the door where the mounting hardware went which could probably be fiberglassed over and painted or something; I never had the time so that gets to be your project. Each spring, it has had thorough high-pressure rinse-outs underneath to get rid of the winter's road salt and sand. This is New England; we do what we can to stave off the inevitable. That notwithstanding, the rear brake rotors are slightly rusted up, and might benefit from a professional resurfacing. They're not warped or appreciably worn down, just a little rough. With the new pads in, this may simply fix itself with ongoing use. There is a very slight tap somewhere in the right side of the engine on cold-start, that goes away after oil pressure comes up and it begins to warm up. This is normal for many engines, but Subaru-trained ears may have a different opinion. The rear spoiler is pretty useless and is currently not mounted, so you have the option of reattaching it. I think I got one or two more MPG on the second half of a long trip after taking the thing off, frankly. The rear cupholder assembly succumbed to the abuses of some rental customer's passenger long ago, and will no longer stay in place. Terrible, since as we know it's really all about the cupholders. __________ Kelley Blue Book is $9170 for "good condition" as of June 2005; I'm going a little lower than that and making no pretenses in what I know about the vehicle. With sufficient advance notice/request and within reason, I can bring the car for examination/testdriving around Cambridge/Somerville and the general north-suburban Boston area. Contact: email@example.com. If you fall afoul of spam-filters, pay attention to the error message and either work around it, or look up avian.org and call.