View Full Version : Considering buying a Subaru mpg reliability pricing ?s

01-02-2012, 03:27 PM
Im moving from Texas to Pennsylvania and all I see are subarus. I don't want to spend over 3000 for a vehicle, I currently have a 1987 mr2 that has been great but I don't want to winter drive it. I don't need too much excitement but it does help, my 1991 2wd 5 speed legacy was the most boring Japanese car I have ever owned. Just thinking about subarus because there's so much knowledge and parts available.

01-02-2012, 03:29 PM
My mr2 averages 31 city and 38 highway, I have had no mechanical issues over 40k miles (268k) currently

01-03-2012, 06:48 AM
I just got a 99 Forester, 2.5 motor, 4spd auto. 210,000 miles on it. It does a steady 28mpg and I paid $800 for it and only had to do a front ball joint for the safety inspection. Very happy with it, does really well in snow.
Also very easy to work on, everything is easy to get at.

01-03-2012, 07:43 PM
Dont buy one in PA As they r pricey . I just my 01 outback for $3100 with 120000 miles . If lower price rust has sat in. I have seen 95-99 for $1200 and up in need work .

But my friends run all types of them outback 25 mpg if 2.5 auto combo . forester about same . One guy has Wrx manual it gets 26 mpg. Manual trans add 2-5 MPG . I was surprised not better .