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12-19-2008, 05:22 PM
Im looking for a early 90s subaru with around 100000-150000 miles and awd for under 3000 theres lots here in washington.

Now buying older cars have problums, so what do I need to look for when buying one of these?

Such as common problums and issues related to the type of car and years 1990 through 2000.

12-27-2008, 05:26 PM
the boxer engine is pretty forgiving; if you find one with an oil leak, just check/add oil often. I had an '89 with 200k miles and I added oil between and during fuel-ups. it worked great till a rollover.
Check the axles for worn CV joints.

12-27-2008, 08:40 PM
Definitely check the half-shafts and CV joints. How much the engine leaks is of course a concern. These boxer-opposed engines are simple on the early 90's Suby's. Struts are another issue on a car that old: when is the last time (if ever) they were replaced. Also check the rear crossmember between the rear wheels -- they rust out and can cause "sudden" problems while driving.