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Disclaimer: this car has 246,xxx miles on it, so take that into account.

1) Front right inner CV boot tore tonight. Is it even worth it to replace at this mileage? How long can I drive with that thing torn open before its a serious concern?

2) In the AM, when I start it up, give it a few minutes to warm up and go to drive, it hesitates/bogs down/flattens out for a bit at around 1500rpm when accelerating from a stop. After warming up, it's much better/not noticeable/gone.

3) It intermittently won't start. I replaced the starter. I replaced the solenoid contacts in the starter. Occasionally I'll get a one-click and no start. After a few tries/letting it sit, it will usually start. Batter is about 3 years old.

Any ideas on these things?
 

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Disclaimer: this car has 246,xxx miles on it, so take that into account.

Mileage doesn't mean much with a Subaru.

1) Front right inner CV boot tore tonight. Is it even worth it to replace at this mileage? How long can I drive with that thing torn open before its a serious concern?

It will continue to sling the grease out and cover everything in its path.

2) In the AM, when I start it up, give it a few minutes to warm up and go to drive, it hesitates/bogs down/flattens out for a bit at around 1500rpm when accelerating from a stop. After warming up, it's much better/not noticeable/gone.

Is the MIL light on? Any codes stored?


3) It intermittently won't start. I replaced the starter. I replaced the solenoid contacts in the starter. Occasionally I'll get a one-click and no start. After a few tries/letting it sit, it will usually start. Batter is about 3 years old.

Get a new battery.

Any ideas on these things?

These cars will last a very long time with proper maintenance and are difficult to kill. With the cost of new and used cars, it is cheaper and more beneficial to your wallet to repair the one you have, but you don't want any issue running amuck because it will create another via chain reaction.
 

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replacement remanufactured axles are cheap, $50. but they can also be problematic. it is sometimes hard to find one that does not cause issues. but they are readily available and cheap.

however, if the axle you have now has a green inner cup, close to the trans, it is a subaru axle and if you reboot it, you can probably drive it for the life of the car.

but in answer to your question, you can drive it a long time like it is. usually before they fail all together they start to click. but if it is a subaru axle, reboot it and you will be done.
 
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