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Old 13 March 2018, 10:12 PM   #1  
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Hi, everybody,

I am about to sign on the dotted line for a 2010 Legacy 2.0 DS 5d. It seems in good nick and is reasonably priced, but has 79k miles on the clock.

Should I walk away?

I need a workhorse of a car to transport multiple boys and a large dog and need reliability.

Any input much appreciated :-)

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Old 13 March 2018, 10:17 PM   #2  
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Do yourself a favour and leave it where its at
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Old 13 March 2018, 10:24 PM   #3  
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Oh dear, really?!
Why?

Thanks for replying btw
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Oh dear, really?!<br />Why?<br /><br />Thanks for replying btw
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Old 13 March 2018, 10:25 PM   #5  
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Bother, what happened there?!
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Old 13 March 2018, 10:57 PM   #6  
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Hi, everybody,

I am about to sign on the dotted line for a 2010 Legacy 2.0 DS 5d. It seems in good nick and is reasonably priced, but has 79k miles on the clock.

Should I walk away?

I need a workhorse of a car to transport multiple boys and a large dog and need reliability.

Any input much appreciated :-)

LB.
average mileage is 12k a year, so its nowhere near high mileage. If its got decent history, servicing/belt changes etc and the price suits then go for it.
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Old 13 March 2018, 11:09 PM   #7  
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Oh dear, really?!
Why?

Thanks for replying btw
Subaru diesels are notorious for very expensive problems which would end up costing the price of the car. Do a search on here and read the horror stories. Also it won't matter how well its been looked after
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Old 13 March 2018, 11:23 PM   #8  
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Thanks, both for replying.

I need to anticipate DPF problems, don't I?

Is there any way to check the DPF before I commit??
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Old 13 March 2018, 11:29 PM   #9  
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Far far more than DPF problems broken crankshafts and bearings just for starters, dual mass flywheels the list goes on. The price to repair replace any of the above is more than the cars worth.
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Old 13 March 2018, 11:36 PM   #10  
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Ok, I feel a walking away coming on - thanks.

Would an equivalent petrol car be a better idea??

Or a <gasp> Honda? Kia? Skoda??

I've got 5k to spend.
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As Joe says, when we looked for a possible car for the wife the one thing I noticed was a lot of snapped cranks on the diesel models.

I didnt read the exact model you were looking at so apologies. I would think carefully before going ahead.
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Old 13 March 2018, 11:37 PM   #12  
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If I was you, with 5k, I'd be looking at BMW 530d's
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Old 13 March 2018, 11:43 PM   #13  
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Skoda Octavia estate. If not diesel, a 1.4 tfsi.
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Ok, I feel a walking away coming on - thanks.

Would an equivalent petrol car be a better idea??

Or a <gasp> Honda? Kia? Skoda??

I've got 5k to spend.
To be honest I personally wouldn't have a modern day diesel car about me. One breakdown and your into big money to repair and what you save in fuel won't go far to repairing a diesel 1k is a lot of petrol plus the government are going to tax them out of existence.
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Far far more than DPF problems broken crankshafts and bearings just for starters, dual mass flywheels the list goes on. The price to repair replace any of the above is more than the cars worth.
The younger cars, Gen 5, have had the problems sorted and many of the older/high mileage Legacy's have had the problem addressed under warranty by Subaru. The Legacy Gen 4 and 5 are way better places to be in than an Impreza, also they are a better quality. For 5k you could get a petrol twinscroll JDM BP/BL Spec B GT or GT with 280 bhp as standard (260 bhp with the auto).

If you want sensible advice on the Legacy series of cars get onto

www.uklegacy.com/forums/

But like the pooh.5 EJ257 engines you never know.
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Thanks, again.

I'm now posting on LegacyUK.

It is a Gen5 car, and I am still tempted...
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If it is gen V >2010 it shouldn`t suffer the issues that the 08-10 gen IV diesels had; not as pretty though.
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Thanks, again.

I'm now posting on LegacyUK.

It is a Gen5 car, and I am still tempted...
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As a Subaru fan (I own two at the moment), using your brief of:-"I need a workhorse of a car to transport multiple boys and a large dog and need reliability".


I would still buy a Skoda Octavia estate. If not diesel a 1.4 tfsi.
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As a Subaru fan (I own two at the moment), using your brief of:-"I need a workhorse of a car to transport multiple boys and a large dog and need reliability".


I would still buy a Skoda Octavia estate. If not diesel a 1.4 tfsi.
I replaced my 10 Legacy mk iv diesel with a Skoda superb 4x4 as the family grew; it is better in everyway, ( size, transmission, power, mpg, gagets) apart from handling. But it`s never left a smile on my face like the Legacy did!
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