Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Links back to The Car Lounge (opens in same window)
    Results 1 to 25 of 25

    Thread: CLFOTD: 1990 Subaru legacy, Tan, feast one's eyes!

    1. Member two.twoliter's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 4th, 2004
      Posts
      1,589
      Vehicles
      '91 Volvo 740 Wagon, '86 Volvo 240DL sedan 4 speed + OD
      08-31-2012 02:07 PM #1
      Just look at that sexy door dent!



      People from the northwest are delusional. I bet it will sell quickly

      http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/ctd/3240736798.html
      Previous: 87 325e, 90 Accord Coupe, 99 Neon ACR, 91 CRX Si, 93 S-10, 00 Protege ES

    2. Member 03GTI4Me's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 24th, 2003
      Location
      NorCal
      Posts
      1,973
      Vehicles
      Jetta GLI; Acura RDX
      08-31-2012 02:13 PM #2
      Why did you post a crappy beige Subaru?

      Really. Why.

      I mad, bro.

      Although, in fairness, you did warn me before I clicked.
      -Says the VW owner

    3. 08-31-2012 02:13 PM #3
      $3,999? JFC! I should start a business buying NYC-area Outbacks and trucking them to the PNW for sale. Around here this is what a $4k subaru looks like:

      2002 Outback Limited 3.0:

      http://newjersey.craigslist.org/ctd/3227522649.html






    4. Member two.twoliter's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 4th, 2004
      Posts
      1,589
      Vehicles
      '91 Volvo 740 Wagon, '86 Volvo 240DL sedan 4 speed + OD
      08-31-2012 02:25 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by 03GTI4Me View Post
      Why did you post a crappy beige Subaru?

      Really. Why.

      I mad, bro.

      Although, in fairness, you did warn me before I clicked.
      I know. I deserve it. I'm just expressing my frustration at wanting an inexpensive Subaru wagon, and this is what's available in my area. Effing hipsters...
      Previous: 87 325e, 90 Accord Coupe, 99 Neon ACR, 91 CRX Si, 93 S-10, 00 Protege ES

    5. 08-31-2012 02:27 PM #5
      Asking prices can be funny... what else is new?

      I bought a pretty crummy one of those in the fall of '08 for $300 canadian dollars.

      And on mine, all of the wheels matched.
      call it potatography

    6. Member MagicBus's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 3rd, 2003
      Location
      Worcester, MA
      Posts
      2,907
      Vehicles
      1991 VW Vanagon, 1995 Subaru Legacy L Outback wagon, 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D
      08-31-2012 03:04 PM #6
      Love these cars, but that price is off the charts, especially at that mileage.

      I'm trying to sell an old Impreza right now, but the asking price is only $700 (extremely high miles and a few issues).

      I've overpaid for the last two Legacies I brought home, but it's getting harder to find even half decent examples of the old 2.2L cars.

    7. 08-31-2012 03:10 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by MagicBus View Post
      I've overpaid for the last two Legacies I brought home, but it's getting harder to find even half decent examples of the old 2.2L cars.
      You should try looking at the 2.2 turbo legacys on craigslist. Every kid thinks they're doing an engine swap with one and wants triple junk value... for junk.
      call it potatography

    8. Senior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 7th, 2001
      Location
      The Village
      Posts
      20,549
      Vehicles
      KAR 120C
      08-31-2012 03:14 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by BagelConsultant View Post
      $3,999? JFC! I should start a business buying NYC-area Outbacks and trucking them to the PNW for sale. Around here this is what a $4k subaru looks like:

      2002 Outback Limited 3.0:

      http://newjersey.craigslist.org/ctd/3227522649.html





      I'd buy the **** out of that right this minute if I could figure out how to get it cross-country for less than $500. No joke.

      That same car here would run $75-8500 with that year/condition/miles.

    9. Member MagicBus's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 3rd, 2003
      Location
      Worcester, MA
      Posts
      2,907
      Vehicles
      1991 VW Vanagon, 1995 Subaru Legacy L Outback wagon, 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D
      08-31-2012 03:19 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by turbo_nine View Post
      You should try looking at the 2.2 turbo legacys on craigslist. Every kid thinks they're doing an engine swap with one and wants triple junk value... for junk.

      I'm running into that phenomenon with the old Mercedes diesel folks these days. I looked at one a few weeks back as a possible quick fix and flip project. Looked promising from the ad. When I got there, I found out it belonged to some female college student who bought it (and way overpaid), thinking it would be a good, cheap, reliable car.

      The odometer read 430,000 miles (she swore it was only 130,000) and the floors and rocker panels were rusted as badly as I'd ever seen. Also, when I started it, I could smell burning vegetable oil (it was in the factory diesel tank, with no conversion system visible)

      She wanted $900 and said her landlord told her the car needed to go in 24 hours. I offered $100 and intended to part it out. I left, but later emailed upping my offer to $200. Solid engine and interior or not, this was a scrap car. I got an email reply from her father huffing and puffing about how he knew how much the car was worth and that I was trying to take advantage of his daughter.

      I deleted it. I don't know what she got for that car, but I hope the next owner paid scrap price or less.

    10. Member MagicBus's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 3rd, 2003
      Location
      Worcester, MA
      Posts
      2,907
      Vehicles
      1991 VW Vanagon, 1995 Subaru Legacy L Outback wagon, 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D
      08-31-2012 03:21 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      I'd buy the **** out of that right this minute if I could figure out how to get it cross-country for less than $500. No joke.

      That same car here would run $75-8500 with that year/condition/miles.
      $500 should be more than enough for a plane ticket and a case of Red Bull, I think.

    11. 08-31-2012 03:29 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by MagicBus View Post
      I got an email reply from her father huffing and puffing about how he knew how much the car was worth and that I was trying to take advantage of his daughter.
      Well, aren't scrappers paying roughly $300 these days?
      call it potatography

    12. Member two.twoliter's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 4th, 2004
      Posts
      1,589
      Vehicles
      '91 Volvo 740 Wagon, '86 Volvo 240DL sedan 4 speed + OD
      08-31-2012 03:33 PM #12
      Truth be told about 80% of my motivation for posting was the line "1990 Subaru legacy, Tan, feast one's eyes!" which was the original title for the CL ad. The scary thing is they seem to not have intended this to be a joke.
      Previous: 87 325e, 90 Accord Coupe, 99 Neon ACR, 91 CRX Si, 93 S-10, 00 Protege ES

    13. Senior Member Aonarch's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 4th, 2006
      Location
      US 129
      Posts
      31,673
      Vehicles
      More than you can afford pal. Ferrari.
      08-31-2012 03:34 PM #13
      Lol @ price.
      Semper Fi | USMC '06-'13 | 0311 | 0331| 0933 | '14- Soldier of Fortune
      Wagon Aficionado | Brodozer Brocionado | BMW Motorrad
      Aonarch's Blog!
      Wagon GTG SoWo '14

    14. Member MagicBus's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 3rd, 2003
      Location
      Worcester, MA
      Posts
      2,907
      Vehicles
      1991 VW Vanagon, 1995 Subaru Legacy L Outback wagon, 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D
      08-31-2012 03:35 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by turbo_nine View Post
      Well, aren't scrappers paying roughly $300 these days?
      Fair enough, but why not:

      1) ignore my offer
      2) say as much and ask if I'll go higher

      Simply getting angry at me accomplishes nothing. Maybe I lowballed a little too hard, but the ad said nothing about any of the car's major problems. Based on the condition, the asking price was stratospheric.

      I didn't need that kind of headache for $900. For $100, sure, and maybe a bit more.

    15. 08-31-2012 03:36 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by two.twoliter View Post
      Truth be told about 80% of my motivation for posting was the line "1990 Subaru legacy, Tan, feast one's eyes!" which was the original title for the CL ad. The scary thing is they seem to not have intended this to be a joke.
      It's not. The text is generated from a list of "generic" words and phrases. Mainly it's to get around Craigslist's multiple-location posting filters so that the dealer can spam the car to various Craigslist locales automatically.
      call it potatography

    16. Member MagicBus's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 3rd, 2003
      Location
      Worcester, MA
      Posts
      2,907
      Vehicles
      1991 VW Vanagon, 1995 Subaru Legacy L Outback wagon, 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D
      08-31-2012 03:37 PM #16
      Say what you want about the tan, but I'd totally drop the beige bomb on local roads if I could find one clean and cheap enough.

    17. 08-31-2012 03:38 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by MagicBus View Post
      I didn't need that kind of headache for $900. For $100, sure, and maybe a bit more.
      If you want them to have a thick skin about your lowballing, you should be sure to have a thick skin too. Dude was only concerned for his daughter, I think.

      I don't mean to give you a hard time. It's just a funny part of the market to be playing in and I've been on both sides before.
      call it potatography

    18. 08-31-2012 03:42 PM #18
      While that price does seem steep, it's not totally out of line and someone may buy it for close to that asking price.

      Case in point is a car I have that was recently traded in that still runs great with cold A/C......it has a slipping trans (Subaru auto transmissions from that era are only good to @ that mileage) but those old 2.2L engines will absolutely run forever with regular oil changes and maint.

      Although it's not much to look at it's all there...





      We see cars with over 400k from time to time too...

    19. Senior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 7th, 2001
      Location
      The Village
      Posts
      20,549
      Vehicles
      KAR 120C
      08-31-2012 03:43 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by MagicBus View Post
      $500 should be more than enough for a plane ticket and a case of Red Bull, I think.
      I tell ya, if I weren't already in the negative on vacation this year I would seriously consider it.

      I could think of much worse road trip vehicles in which to drive x-country. I'd probably upgrade the stereo first, though, and of course have it checked out by a Subaru shop. But then? Two lane blacktop all the way, baby.

    20. Member brandonwillyumz's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 5th, 2011
      Location
      Baltimore, MD
      Posts
      573
      Vehicles
      2008 Jetta 2.5, 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ 4.0 5 speed (250k miles and being rebuilt), 2008 Ninja 650R
      08-31-2012 03:43 PM #20
      "Interior color: no color"

      Lolwut
      IBEW Local 24

    21. Member two.twoliter's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 4th, 2004
      Posts
      1,589
      Vehicles
      '91 Volvo 740 Wagon, '86 Volvo 240DL sedan 4 speed + OD
      08-31-2012 03:44 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by MagicBus View Post
      I didn't need that kind of headache for $900. For $100, sure, and maybe a bit more.
      Maybe not worth it to you, but I bet somebody who was interested in parting it out could make a decent profit. A running OM617 is at least worth something.
      Previous: 87 325e, 90 Accord Coupe, 99 Neon ACR, 91 CRX Si, 93 S-10, 00 Protege ES

    22. Member MagicBus's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 3rd, 2003
      Location
      Worcester, MA
      Posts
      2,907
      Vehicles
      1991 VW Vanagon, 1995 Subaru Legacy L Outback wagon, 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D
      08-31-2012 03:54 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by turbo_nine View Post
      If you want them to have a thick skin about your lowballing, you should be sure to have a thick skin too. Dude was only concerned for his daughter, I think.

      I don't mean to give you a hard time. It's just a funny part of the market to be playing in and I've been on both sides before.
      I have a thick skin. That's why I chuckled, deleted the email and walked away, rather than respond to the guy.

      Quote Originally Posted by charlie_murphy! View Post
      While that price does seem steep, it's not totally out of line and someone may buy it for close to that asking price.

      Case in point is a car I have that was recently traded in that still runs great with cold A/C......it has a slipping trans (Subaru auto transmissions from that era are only good to @ that mileage) but those old 2.2L engines will absolutely run forever with regular oil changes and maint.

      Although it's not much to look at it's all there...

      We see cars with over 400k from time to time too...
      I would be VERY worried about the rear suspension carrier based on that amount of rust. But, they do run and run and run. I'm trying to sell a much cleaner '93 Impreza with 326,000 miles right now.

      Quote Originally Posted by two.twoliter View Post
      Maybe not worth it to you, but I bet somebody who was interested in parting it out could make a decent profit. A running OM617 is at least worth something.
      I doubt that car would be worth $900 to anyone wanting to part it out. $500 I could see. But I, personally wouldn't have gone more than $300 or $400. I've seen a lot of these cars, and I've never seen one rustier. I don't have the time or space for a full part-out. It's not as much the disassembly, but the marketing, sales, and shipping of the parts I couldn't keep up with.

      The dealer who sold her that car (for $1200 she said) should probably be jailed.

    23. Member koston.'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 20th, 2003
      Location
      Smell you laterville, Bellevue WA
      Posts
      5,928
      Vehicles
      1996 VW GTI, 2005 Forester XT
      08-31-2012 03:56 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      I'd buy the **** out of that right this minute if I could figure out how to get it cross-country for less than $500. No joke.

      That same car here would run $75-8500 with that year/condition/miles.
      My buddy recently moved to North Carolina.. we're talking about doing this, two cars at a time.

      mostly a pipe dream... but seems like easy money..
      Shutup and drive yo cah'!

    24. Member unimogken's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 19th, 2005
      Location
      South of Jazzydub, WA
      Posts
      5,385
      Vehicles
      6 Tap Kegerator
      08-31-2012 04:03 PM #24
      Yeah the asking price is a bit high but it is a PNW car so it should be pretty much rust free!

      I have bought a couple Legacys of that gen and I didn't pay over $600 for either one.
      I just wanted them for the engine and wiring harness then sold off the seats and transmission then I scrapped them and got my money back.
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

      Always looking for free firewood to feed my hungry wood stove!

    25. Senior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 7th, 2001
      Location
      The Village
      Posts
      20,549
      Vehicles
      KAR 120C
      08-31-2012 04:13 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by koston. View Post
      My buddy recently moved to North Carolina.. we're talking about doing this, two cars at a time.

      mostly a pipe dream... but seems like easy money..
      If you can figure out cheap shipping? You've got a pipeline of cash coming your way. Seriously.

      The 22 year old tan ****box posted above for $4000 is clear evidence thereof. The dealer selling that Outback H6 probably paid $1000 less for it at auction in NJ...just sayin'. That's an $8000 car here, easy.

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •