View Full Version : How many miles does your car have on it?

11-08-2005, 11:51 AM
I'm just curious how many miles your subaru has just to get a foreshadow of how long some of these cars can go for. My old 90' legacy died at 191,000 miles and i just bought a 97' with 150,000 miles hoping i can get more out of the engine than my last car.

11-08-2005, 12:17 PM

GT Wagon
11-08-2005, 12:40 PM
91 LS Wagon : 245,000 KM
97 GT Wagon : 193,000 KM

The 2.2's will go forever, there's quite a few here with 300-400,000 KM's

11-08-2005, 12:46 PM
98 GT - 177,000 miles
edit. no recorded headgasket failure either

11-08-2005, 01:20 PM
97 GT Wagon

Clutch was replaced at 228,000 km.

250,000 km - Engine died. (Due to bad advice from dealer for maintenance. They replaced gaskets for rocker and valve covers, crank and cam seals, oil pan, timing belt, belt tensioner, ignition wire set and a few other things necessary for a "tune up". Engine had much better power and compression after... :-D for about 5,000 km. :( Then the rings started letting by about 1 liter of oil for ever 1000 km - which I found out when I pulled of the highway to see what was "Ticking" so loudly - not good. Added 3.5 liters of oil to fill it back up. :x Then the radiator and head gasket went.) :evil:

Replaced with engine 59,000km old. ($$$)

Car now has 294,000 km (or 103,000 km) and runs great!

11-08-2005, 01:58 PM
90,000 this weekend

got it in July with 85,000 miles
oh, and dealer maintenance put my belt on wrong!!!
dealer suck (drugs and cars) :twisted:

11-08-2005, 02:45 PM
68000 started with 66000 just over a year ago, amazed that I got my 95 with this few when i bought it. Not like its not going to keep going for another 100000+, my dads 2.2 impreza now has 170,000 and still goes good, PS it is for sale if anyone wants a beater wagon.

11-08-2005, 03:41 PM
Just turner 60000 yesterday morning. Wifes 97 OB 105000.

11-08-2005, 05:17 PM
190k km, so thats about 120k miles. Havent had to replace anything yet! (ive had it for 25k miles and 2 years)

11-08-2005, 08:02 PM
1993 Legacy L AWD - 123,000 and still going strong 8)

11-08-2005, 08:25 PM
131,500+ got belt squeek and heat shield rattle+ random check engine light(no it's not the gas cap!)

11-08-2005, 10:01 PM
174,000 miles and going well (except for battery problem, see electrical :evil:)

NEVER had an engine repair. Drivetrain has been repaired a few times, but the engine has never had any non-standard matinence work :D

11-08-2005, 10:10 PM
just hit 59,000

My 1995 had 119,000+ when i traded it :x

11-08-2005, 10:20 PM
80,000 on mine only thing ive had to do to it is new clutch and new tires pretty sure the previous owners never had a single problem with it.

11-08-2005, 11:21 PM
131,007 miles. I haven't had to do anything major. The previous owner did the timing belt at 120k miles. Engine runs strong, and the car feels tight (especially compared to cars of similar age).

11-08-2005, 11:24 PM
Engine runs strong, and the car feels tight (especially compared to cars of similar age).

Yeah, definitely loving the EJ22 :D

I still want subaru to bring it back for the Imprezas :D It was fairly quick, and its a much better engine.

11-09-2005, 12:19 PM
I bought my 99 legacy 3 years ago with 25k on it. It now has 108k. Kinda sucks but its just too fun to drive!! :-D no major issues with it either. valve cover gaskets, knock sensor and alternator have been replaced. not too shabby. Its kinda getting rattles in its old age though.

11-09-2005, 12:41 PM
i just crossed 105k this weekend. i bought the car at 65k a year ago.

11-09-2005, 04:28 PM
The people over at LCO maintain that a subaru engine isn't broken in until 150,000 miles :D

11-09-2005, 04:34 PM
90,xxx and still running strong. :D

11-10-2005, 10:26 AM
hehehe....125k and still killing integra's!

11-11-2005, 09:27 AM
114k and still faster then 97% of the cars on the street today. :shock:

Okay I cheated a little bit, but it still has 114k miles ;)

11-11-2005, 11:51 AM
only 65k on my 97...

11-14-2005, 01:30 AM
110k, bought with 70k.

I'd have $10k sunk into it if i took it to a shop every time something broke. No sarcasm. I'm not impressed.

11-15-2005, 03:22 AM
yeah i had a 90 legacy as my old car, it gave me trouble, which is why i bought a new one, anyway i think it has flaws are because 1990 was subarus first year with the legacy and it didnt quite get the kinks out that first year of production.

11-15-2005, 09:54 PM
yeah, that's kinda true, but my 95 has been immaculate where it counts...a few smaller problems here and there, but the engine and suspension have been great! :)

11-15-2005, 09:58 PM
Just turned 41k on my '01 :-D

11-16-2005, 02:47 AM
...so I should be rolling past 200K early in '06.

the new trans should be going in next week. ;-)


11-16-2005, 12:07 PM
158,206 I just had to run out & check.

11-16-2005, 12:37 PM
i think it has flaws are because 1990 was subarus first year with the legacy and it didnt quite get the kinks out that first year of production.

There has never been a design change on anything i've had a problem with, to this day. 90 was the 2nd year of production, we're a year behind in the us.

11-16-2005, 12:41 PM
^ that said, Honda changed the design of the Odyssey in 99, and that generation had SO many problems. But they still bankrolled off the reliability of the pre-99 gen.

Sorry, OT.

11-16-2005, 09:55 PM
scotty, are you talking about accessory stuff that doesn't work all that well, or are you talking about the engine specifically?

11-16-2005, 11:09 PM
Engine is fine, minus some front end seals ill get around to doing on the tenth of never. 2/3rds of my drivetrain has been replaced, and i've torn into the doors because of lock/pw problems on 5 different instances. I'm discounting wear items that i've swapped new stuff in for my increased driving pleasure.

11-17-2005, 08:07 PM
yeah, the center differential gave us problems once, and the tranny needed new bushings, but other than minor stuff, its been reliable :)

11-17-2005, 11:08 PM
113K on mine, had the headgaskets replaced at 80K, but had the radiator, water pump, and hoses replaced before the Subaru DEALERSHIP figured out that it was the notorious headgasket. ANYWAY, beyond that i've just recently been told my timing belt is going to need replacement soon, so aside from the headgasket problem i had 3 weeks after buying the car, I've had nothing but white-knuckles, ear to ear grinning, tires not quite spinning fun like hell driving my little honda and future EVO eater

11-22-2005, 06:50 PM
189644 miles. I haven't put any on the car since I bought it, and I now see why... Badly worn transmission snout (excuse to get a PDM kit), two springs had fallen off the clutch (KY Clutch OEM replacement kit), TOB retainer springs had broken (picking them up from the stealership tomorrow), TOB had come apart, busted brake line (possible stainless upgrade... haven't decided), massive exhaust leak (STi cat-back coming soon). All should be done within the week :twisted: I can't wait to fire this thing up... My first AWD car.

11-27-2005, 11:54 PM
144k on my 91.