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Legacy GT v. Spec B v. Mazdaspeed 6

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  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Yeah I did about 50 track days before I became an instructor. Overall I've done about 300 or so HPDE events, it's great fun. I'm also liscenced to race with NASA and do some road racing events. This year we actually got the team together and Adam is driving the 94 Legacy in the PTE class of racing with NASA and I'm managing/coaching/crewing/owning/funding the whole operation.

    I'm looking for a LGT for my daily driver, the SRT8 is nice but not $45k nice. :)

    -mike
  • njjulianonjjuliano Posts: 83
    Also G35 Sedan doesn't come in a MT.

    -mike


    That sedan does come in manual, though. I have one. But as noted, it was hard to find. Did you mean the x, as you menionted in a later post?
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Yes, sorry, I'm so AWD centric, that I meant to say G35x w/manual isn't available.

    -mike
  • turbodturbod Posts: 10
    Not sure what part of the country you live Mike..but in Memphis there is 1 LGT sedan 2005 for sale at a dealer.
    Black, grey int,auto 43k miles asking $18,985.00.

    LOL..today I saw Mr SRT8 again same area but this time we were going opposite directions I was coming off the hiway he was going on hiway.Damn too bad was raining today would have loved pulled up next to him lol..he was looking over as I passed by going other direction. He must work near me stayed tuned ! lol.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    I'm in NY but I've gotten cars as far away as TX. :)

    I'm looking for an MT 05 or 06 Sedan or Wagon GT or GT Limited. I may go new but figure I'll put the money aside and then take it from there.

    -mike
  • turbodturbod Posts: 10
    Thought you might be looking for MT.

    Just saw the consumer reports rankings for autos reported by USA TODAY.
    Anyone see it yet ?
    Mercedes ranks last for reliability.
    Bmw was rated as bad bets too.
    Top rated was Toyota,Honda,and Subaru.
    :shades:
    Forester,Impreza,Legacy and Outback and had top ratings .
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Subaru has done well lately. Besides the pre-2002 head gaskets, and maybe some first-gen Forester wheel bearings, there really hasn't been a major pattern of problems with any particular car.

    The results don't surprise me at all, in fact they're consistent with what I've observed on these boards.

    -juice
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,507
    Not to read too much into it, but I greatly suspect the 07 headlight assemblies are generally flawed when it comes to moisture retention, but at least that is a minor issue and does not affect the mechanical integrity of the car! :D
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Not sure where CR would categorize something like that. Maybe under "Body Hardware"?

    -juice
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,507
    You got me there.... I have never even looked a CR! :blush:
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Besides the pre-2002 head gaskets, and maybe some first-gen Forester wheel bearings, there really hasn't been a major pattern of problems with any particular car.

    My fiance's 2002 Impreza has had the head gaskets replaced, fuel lines, wheel bearings, and intake manifold replaced. All before 55K, and all in the last 6 months or so. Her tranny is starting to shift hard now (auto), particularly in 2nd gear. Any thoughts on that one?

    Her fathers 2004 Forester also had the fuel lines replaced before 50K, when he traded it for a CX-7.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    On the hard shifting when did she replace the trans fluid last? It should be replaced every 20-30k miles on ATs, just a drain and fill which replaces about 40-50% of the fluid.

    -mike
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I am not sure, I have to check our maintenance records. I have it all done at my Subaru store.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    She's had an unusual amount of troubles. Especially for an 02, though that was a first-year model for that generation.

    For the trans, I agree with mike, have the fluid flushed. See if the place has one of those Hunter machines that forces new fluid in while it vacuums the old fluid out.

    I just saw an ad for Aamco for $99 they do it once a year for the lifetime of the car, FWIW.

    Fuel lines? First I've heard of that. Maybe it's the new E10 gas (10% ethanol).

    -juice
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Fuel lines? First I've heard of that. Maybe it's the new E10 gas (10% ethanol).

    Not sure what is causing it. My service mgr has told me for the early WRX's and 2.5 RS's, the fuel lines have been being replaced, quite often, as well as Foresters from 1999-2004. I'm shocked myself.

    I really do not think the tranny fluid has been done in a while, if at all. I cannot find the record for it. I will try the tranny flush. Thanks.

    Sorry to get off topic everyone.
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