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Just in process of buying my first subie!! 03 outback sport! Looking forward to some great advise! Thanks!
 

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the absolute best thing you could do, is have a good mechanic do a pre-purchase inspection on ANY used car.

post your city and maybe someone could suggest a shop for you.

The car should have tires that are the same model and wear, if not, that's a red flag.

At least, definitely drive the car on flat, dry pavement (not gravel) and see if it will do tight donuts , at idle or slight gas pedal pressure, without jerking or bucking. Just smooth tight turns. Try some figure eights too. You don't want to pay good money for a car with 'torque bind' problems.
 
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