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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-07-2004, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Illinois and Indiana Outback Owners, Say hey!

My family lives in a small east central Illinois town called Paris. Its west of Terre Haute, Indiana and just north of I-70. Anyway, Subies aren't that popular in this area and I haven't really seen that many throughout my many travels through Illinois and Hoosierland. I know that Subaru dealers in these states are scarce, still if there is anyone out there with one drop a line in here!


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I'm here in Lafayette, your friendly (local, sort of.) Subaru Factory Outlet salesman. I've been with Subaru for a little over a month, and I'm a convert. I absolutely love the cars. They make driving fun for me again. I can't quite afford to get my own (yet) because I have to get my wife and I into an apartment as I'm a recent college grad.

Subaru is also a great company to be connected with. Everyone who works for them loves the product, and I think it shows in the quality of the cars and the happiness of Subaru owners. It makes me smile when people come in to service for their 10 year, 199,000 mile oil change. You can't do that with a chevy.

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As a side note, I know that there is a group of Subaru racing enthusiasts in Lafayette. I don't know the name of their contact, but I can find out. They do rally racing with older AWD wagons.
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Do you guy drive the manual or auto trans? Speaking of which, which is better over all? Manual or auto? I am still undecided on which one to get. I'm from Chicago.
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Do you guys drive the manual or auto trans? Speaking of which, which is better over all? Manual or auto? I am still undecided on which one to get. I'm from Chicago.
Well my current Outback has an auto, although I had no choice in the matter as it is an H6-3.0. I learned how to drive using a manual and still prefer it today. As far as which is better: A manual is faster and gets better MPG, it is also far more durable than an auto. Automatic transmissions are only there for people who can't drive a stick, that is unless the car (or engine) just doesn't come with a manual like my Outback. So yes of course I'd recommend getting a manual transmission.

On the other hand though, where do you live in Chicago? If you live in the city driving a manual can be tiring in traffic. Otherwise it would be fine

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I live in the Uptown neighborhood, I don't mind the manual tranny in traffic at all.
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Anyone know of any '99 Outbacks for sale in the Chicagoland area? If so, pls post the site or infos.

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Lincoln Illinois area?

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I just gave my Stepdaughter my old 95 Subaru Legacy Sedan. All the maintenace is up to date and it has a new water pump Cv axles and timing belt. It has about 170, 000 miles on it, but I figure she should be okay for at least a year without having to worry to much other than just keeping the oil changed.

Are there any Subaru Maintenance shops between Springfield, ILL and Boomington, ILL that would be a good place to go in the eveent the car needs work?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Any clubs or gatherings in the Chicagoland area?
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I have been looking for some group /Gatherings
Maybe we could post a request for Midwest owners to get together & show off our stuff?
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