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Just picked up this 2001 Subaru Forester. It has the basic 2.5L EJ251 that was so common in the '00-'04 cars ( and was in producion in 1998 ).. I took a leap of a chance on it but got it cheap enough that if anything was majorly wrong I could afford to fix or part it and recover money.. But it looks like the chance paid off.. It had a violent shimmy which turned out to be wheel balance and it needs a rear wheel bearing..

It has 219k miles so it's got about 100k more in it with the engine/ trans it has and it's a 5spd, so it's pretty fun to drive with the Forester's 4.44 ratio

I paid, approx $400 more for this than a set of snow tires for my Fusion. It does need tires, but there $60 each and not over $200 each


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I have an '11 legacy. I got a set of snow tires for it last year, I was driving around stuck 4x4's. I've been in snow 2" higher than the bottom of the door, no sweat.

I bought it for mileage and long distance weather driving. I loved my truck, figured I would never drive the car around town. I only bought it because it was true awd, a manual, and the price was right, I wasn't really into the car.

My truck has sat so long the battery has gone dead several times...I love that car.

As a matter of fact, the Titan has been hooked to the fifth wheel since Labor Day...hasn't moved.
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