(Sort of Urgent
Hello, I'm a prospective new Subaru owner, and I own a 2001 forrester 'L' I just bought cause my volvo had a disaster. Former (and current) Volvo owner (S70 T5 SE, SE5, & V70 T5)
Here it is: 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon 2.5 XT - Newfoundland Cars For Sale - Kijiji Newfoundland Canada.
2005 Outback XT with 114,000 KMS
It had a blown Turbo in April of 2012 and now it has another one blown and the older lady who owns it doesn't want to pay the quoted $2500 to fix it again.
Now, let me say that my main question is: Buy it? Or walk away?
I have her down to $2400.00. It will cost me about $850 for the trip to the town where she lives and back to get the vehicle (rent truck and trailer).
There could be engine damage, right? Myself and a mechanic friend spoke to the mechanic there (where the car is now) and he said "the turbo went again..." (
) "the engine starts and runs fine" (whats "fine" though, right?). She had to drive the car about 20 mms to the garage when this happened. He said he hadn't removed this turbo yet. There's no way he's checked the oil pan, and no chance he knows about the banjo bolt screen.
I've spent the last 24 hours reading about all the issues with these vehicles (baja, OB, LGT) and their turbo, screens, etc.
What do you think.
Is it worth it to buy the car, throw a new turbo in it and maybe just flip it for....$9500.00
Thanks for any helpful suggestions.