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High Mileage H6
Hello, I'm new to the forum, but not new to forums. I come from many years on thenewx...Xterra forum. On to the question..
I am looking at 2nd gen Outbacks and found a high mileage (180k) '02 OBH6 with all the fixin's (including VDC, I believe). They are asking 5.5k, but I have no intention of paying close to that. (The ex/int look GREAT)
How is the reliability of the 3.0? I've read that the timing chain guides(?) need replaced often and the bearing for the serp belt. Is there anything I should be really concerned about with that much mileage? Would you hesitate buying one with mileage like that?
Living in Colorado, it seems almost everything thing around here is at least 150k+ miles. Since everyone is asking $4500+ I assume these truely are tanks that will run with good maintenance. Any input for a Suby noob?