Used Car of the Day: 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS Coupe
Attention, Midwest-based Subaru fans.
There's a 2000 Impreza 2.5RS for sale for just $9K.
The car has a tick over 180K miles and the owner says it's mostly stock, except for the radio and aftermarket shocks, along with a few other aftermarket parts that replaced wear and tear items.
The owner says the car is pretty well maintained but has had some minor problems, and it appears that the timing belt has been replaced. There are some minor rust and cosmetic problems. The cruise control doesn't work.
It's a five-speed stick, and either the transmission or differential whines at highway speeds -- and has since the owner took possession of the car six years ago.
The owner claims to change the oil every three-thousand miles, or thereabouts, and he or she has posted a timeline of when work was done. He or she even has a journal, one that appears to be infrequently updated, about his/her time with the car.
Trades for a Miata or manual Subaru Forester XT appear to be acceptable.
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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