What's he do, float the gears or a lot of highway driving? The most I've gotten out of a clutch was about 150k. City and stop and slow on the expressway kill em.My 2.5 liter Outback has 119K miles on it right now. I plan to take that to at minimum 200K if not 250K or 300K before I retire it.
Highest mileage I've seen is a friend of mine's 1998 Legacy L wagon. 2.2 liter, 5 speed with 476,000 miles on the original drivetrain. Replaced the clutch exactly once.
Not sure. I've never ridden in the car with him. It has been sitting in a field at his family's farm up in St. Mary's, PA for the past few years. He quit driving it because the body was getting so rotten. Drop a battery in it and bump the key and she'll start right up. He has upgraded his car in a big way. Last year he traded in his fully loaded '11 Outback 3.6R Limited on a 2011 BMW 328XI (after being a Subaru guy all his life (first car was either a Loyale or a GL) he decided he never really liked his 4th gen Outback and simply bought it because it was a Subaru). His beater is an '03 Legacy wagon.What's he do, float the gears or a lot of highway driving? The most I've gotten out of a clutch was about 150k. City and stop and slow on the expressway kill em.
Just make sure you keep up with the timing belts in the 4-cyl cars... That one would be long overdue if it is still original.I'm glad I came across this thread. My wife and I are picking up our 01 OBW tomorrow. It has 96K miles on it which made us a little nervous at first, but after seeing what some people are getting from theirs it looks like there's a lot of life left.
ej22 is another animal altogether.... it doesn't have to make as much power, and it isn't required to meet the same strict emissions. It's a simpler engine, and I would normally expect it to outlast any ej25.I've seen ej22's with 330k & 350K miles on them running strong.
My old ej251 '00 Legacy Brighton Wagon has 220K on it & it still runs strong.