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hey guys new to the forums hopefully everyone can help me out. I found a 2007 outback ll bean edition with the 3.0 if i remember correctly. car has 160000 something miles on it but is very very clean interior and out. I am not very knowledgeable about subarus but is there anything i should look out for mechanically. are these sabaru engines reliable enough after 150k miles? and theyre only asking 2200 for it. Thanks for all the help in advance.
 

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In general those 3-liter H6 engines are unkillable tanks. The downside is that they are difficult and expensive if you have any interest in performance modifications. If you're fine with it the way it is, it will stay that way a long time with ordinary maintenance.

If someone is asking only $2,200 US dollars for an '07 with the H6 and 150k on it, something is very, very wrong. Be careful. A car like that would normally be priced much higher.
 

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hey guys new to the forums hopefully everyone can help me out. I found a 2007 outback ll bean edition with the 3.0 if i remember correctly. car has 160000 something miles on it but is very very clean interior and out. I am not very knowledgeable about subarus but is there anything i should look out for mechanically. are these sabaru engines reliable enough after 150k miles? and theyre only asking 2200 for it. Thanks for all the help in advance.
I would take it to a mechanic and have it very carefully inspected. If there's any sign of emissions problems I would skip it, Subaru provides zero support for their cars after warranty expires. I bought a 2005 LLBean with 82,000 miles, it has been a nightmare. Engines aren't the problem with high-mileage Subaru; lack of maintenance or care by previous owner is probably gonna be your problem. If there are no service records, I wouldn't buy it.
Issues I had that you should check for: bad wheel bearings, failed emissions, bad brakes, failed emissions, bad shocks, failed emissions, bad struts, rust. worn damaged and loose front end and rear end suspension are common complaints on this car.
$2,200.00 is an unrealistic price so it is hard to tell if you are getting a good deal, I doubt $2,200.00 is what they actually want, maybe $12,200.00??? Has it been wrecked or something??? If they are indeed only asking $2,200.00 I'd buy it and fast!! that is about 1/5 it's book value and will way outweigh any problems it might have.
 

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Has the car been driven in any of the states (or Provinces, for Canadian-owners) that has long winters and much road salt? If so, be on the lookout for parts that need replacing that are nearly all welded together from rust! I spent a month last summer replacing about $2,000 worth of mainly suspension parts and brakes, wholesale cost. I could see that my failure to oil-spray the car every fall since we bought it new - in 2005 - resulted in lots of rust underneath.

Of course, Subaru will only warranty for perforations caused from rust, so in order for that to occur, I would have had to go another six years without oil-spraying it.

I just had both my vehicles completely sprayed underneath with chainsaw bar and chain oil, due to its extreme tackiness to cling to whatever it is sprayed onto!
 
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