I never thought

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Sir Ed
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Re: I never thought

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The winter was rough. A way above average snow year and we got slammed.

Fast forward and we are on to Kelly and Ed 2.0. Haven’t done anything with the Colonel except take it out and drive on weekends and occasionally to work.

I had to redo the head gaskets on my Subaru in May. Mechanic wanted $2100. Nah. I can do that.

Fast forward. 16 year old son wants a car to fix and flip so he can learn some car repair skills. Found a good 04 Subaru with external head gasket leaks. (Common problem). $1000 good shape. 172k miles. Good studded snow tires on rims and good all season tires on factory rims! I swear there are half as many sensors and wire connectors than my 06 Impreza “@&$:!

We should have a good $2500 to $3000 profit after parts. He’s doing most of the wrench work!
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

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Re: I never thought

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Dear God.. Why a Subaru!?

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snafu
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Re: I never thought

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67427GT500 wrote:
25 Sep 2019, 18:06
Dear God.. Why a Subaru!?
$2,500 profit is good money for a 16 year old.

It would probably be harder to get that flipping a vintage Cougar.
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Sir Ed
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Re: I never thought

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Why a Subaru?

My oldest graduated at 16. Went to small Bible college in Montana. Class mates laughed at the Subaru I let him take.

They weren’t laughing so much when they were paying for gas and dinners etc. Because he had the only car to get up and down the hill when it snowed.

Also at the time. I had company vehicle. Didn’t have to buy another vehicle.

250,000 on my 06 Impreza. Still runs as strong as when I got it with 88,000 miles. Just normal maintenance etc. I did the head gaskets last May. That was the most labor intensive thing I had to do.



When you deal with this snow. The all wheel drive can’t be beat!

Why a Subaru? Sorry for your ignorance!
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

Sir Ed
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Re: I never thought

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Haven’t done anything. Just enjoy running it around town. Life gets in the way. It’s dry and protected.

1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

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