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I have always been a loyal Ford owner. 4 Thunderbirds and a F150... All have been reliable and easy to work on.

Well the Subaru SVX I own... yeah, everything from a simple tune up to a transfer clutch is a total PITA... Even changing headlight bulbs seems to require a little asian man in a white coat.

The Front differential snaps and requires a Subaru guru to work on it at the local shop? Oh only $2000 including parts and labor and 4 weeks in the shop. keep in mind thats JUST to replace the ring and pinion gear and two bearings... NOT even the transmission.

What the hell is up with these foreign things!?!
 

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Ah... hahahaha.... I worked at a parts store years ago, and this father son team had bought one of those in hopes of fixing it up. After 7 months of continually coming to my store, they were broken. Parts on that thing were usually special order, and a minimum of 4 times more expensive to buy.

Sell it NOW! All the parts come from Jap-lan, and it doesn't share common parts with the most subaru rides. Keeping it for any amount of time will drain you.
 

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civic or corrola is different story. very easy to worked on especially the corrola
 

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I'm just thankful that at least the oil filter is right under the bumper on my Legacy. And the engine is not facing sideways so i can't complain.
 

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This guy I used to know had a toyota tacoma pickup...real nice guy....he had a burned out headlight bulb....wanted me to help him replace the bulb....hea paid me five bucks, and I should have asked for ten....first you have to un do this weird twisted up wire clip thing that holds the bulb in, then remove this huge rubber gasket, then I forget what's next but there is more effort required to change out a stupid light bulb than effort needed to install a full true dual exhaust on a V6 mustang :rolleyes:
 

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Emerald94LX said:
Well the Subaru SVX I own... yeah, everything from a simple tune up to a transfer clutch is a total PITA... Even changing headlight bulbs seems to require a little asian man in a white coat.




:D
 

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:D Yup thats what I need lol
$2000 for this part


I dunno... I really do LOVE the car... And it gets a TON of stares. The biggest thing with this car is MAINTENANCE. You have to take care of it.

I'm just thankful that at least the oil filter is right under the bumper on my Legacy. And the engine is not facing sideways so i can't complain.
My engine is facing forward (Symmetrical awd) and the oil filter is easy to get to. You have the Boxer 4 in your legacy Im assuming. They are more maintenance friendly... My engine is stuffed in there (H-6 3.3L DOHC)


 

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Yep, 2.2L boxer. And the repair manual states that with this design even if the timing belt brakes, no damage to the engine will occur. Um, I'm not taking that chance. But it's still much easier to change than say a V6 camry timing belt.
 

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FordMan77 said:

This was magical!:D


In any case, one of these SVX's just poped up in my neighborhood, nice looking ride. I remember seeing these a few years back and thought they were cool.
 

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Emerald94LX said:
I dunno... I really do LOVE the car... And it gets a TON of stares. The biggest thing with this car is MAINTENANCE. You have to take care of it.
yeah, most people have never seen a svx, and are usually staring at the double window.
 
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