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New to this site and finding it very informative..... I’ve wanted a Subaru for a few years and getting ready to purchase my first. It’s a 2006 Outback LTD priced very reasonable. I will be looking at it tomorrow but pictures and details show it is in very good condition both inside and out, and with only 1 owner. It does have 159,000 miles. I believe this is not high for a Subaru but not sure so I’m here for any thoughts from experienced Subaru owners. Thanks!
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Maintenance records are key.

Well serviced and taken care of, 160k wouldn't worry me.

No records, I'd plan on about $2k of preventative work to be safe. (Complete timing belt and all associated parts, general tune up, fresh fluids, etc).
 

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With one owner it should be easy to verify the maintenance. Definitely ask about oil changes and new turbos. Maybe the turbo failed and now you have a brand new one, thats a plus, maybe it never failed so you'll have to pay attention to it.
 

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Thanks to you both for the input. I'm looking forward to seeing the vehicle tomorrow afternoon and really hoping to bring it home! Thanks to this site - I'm going better informed.
 

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With one owner it should be easy to verify the maintenance. Definitely ask about oil changes and new turbos. Maybe the turbo failed and now you have a brand new one, thats a plus, maybe it never failed so you'll have to pay attention to it.
Sounds like this is just a Limited, not an XT, so the turbo wouldn't be a concern.

To the OP, you'll still want to verify the records as far as a timing belt & oil changes.
 

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He is looking at a LTD , not a 2.5i. LTD's come with automatic climate control which is built into the same panel as the stereo.

Subarus of this generation can NOT have aftermarket units installed without a big pain to the wallet or major complication.

You have a 2.5i, which does NOT have automatic climate controls.
 

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Nope never did. Trust me on this one, i looked high and low and had to come up with a much less pricy (not by much) and elegant solution.

1- mount head unit in glove box
2- mount head unit in cubby
3- hack in an aux input
4- Use a grom adapter and get a hvac unit from a 2008 or 2009
5- Use an adapter that works through the speakers but not the unit
6- Get a JDM HVAC unit (which is not incorporated into the stereo) at a really high cost. Still requires a adapter and a head unit.

really depends upon what you want to do and your needs. I went for the grom unit and an updated HU from a newer subaru.

Official dual HVAC Double Din (JDM) Kit thread! - Subaru Legacy Forums

Major Surgery
http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/dual-hvac-pcb-relocation-info-53848.html

JDM HVAC panel
http://www.japanparts.com/db/partslist.php?dealer=1&car=6&middlesmall=2:13&maker=&volkey=&page=3
 

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I bit the bullet and installed the JDM kit. Believe me, I looked for alternatives before sinking $375 into a bracket for a $200 head unit.

(I haven't tracked the exchange rate since, that was what it ran me 18 months ago)
 

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I went with a GROM unit, it's not perfect, but I did get to upgrade my HU to one with an MP3 player and have all the blutooth functions. I just wish the titles from the ipod would scroll.
 

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On my 08 LTD I removed the glove box insert and put in an Alpine iPod HU. It was spliced into the existing harness, leaving the stock radio & ventilation system intact. Wiring led back to an amp in the tire well, sub-woofer enclosure and upgraded door speakers. Advantage is with the glove box closed it's a total stealth sound system.
 
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