I'm considering buying a Subaru but am not sure on a few things. My driving habbits can be a bit harsh. I've been driving a 92 chevy c-2500 pickup with 350SBC + 5spd manual for 6 years now. at 226K miles so far.
I take pride in maintaining my vehicles, I usually run mobile 1 full synthetic + a mobile 1 or k&n oil filter, + plenty of cleaning and chassis lubing when necessary.
the way I am abusive is I'll very often use every bit of power I can get out of the engine, weather driving from light to light in city traffic, or flying through the mountains in PA. I'm looking for a daily driver that has quality AWD for bad weather and gets decent MPG which all the Subarus seem to. But I also don't want something I'm going to be repairing all the time.
I'm thinking a used Impreza RS or a Legacy with the 6cyl. I've got a feeling a turbo setup is a bad idea for me and probably won't hold up for 100-200K
how do these cars hold up overall? transmissions solid and reliable? engines solid?
I can do automatic or manual, Probably will look for manual.
with the normal non turbo Impreza 2.5 Is it a real dog? or still pretty fun to drive? I'm gonna assume it should easily be faster then my almost 6000lb truck.