T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Mate, i don't know much about older subaru wagons i'm assuming your talking about the Subaru Leones.
Being Japanese it will be never easier to work on compared to say a falcon. Though i can say one thing i've heard that even old subaru's can clock 300-350k without much problems at all. The only thing is if it does have a problem then it would be a bugger to fix as parts are scarce etc.
If your budget is $1500 why don't you consider an XD falcon Wagon, tough as nails, got a 4.1L donk in it and bloody suited for carryin weight due to leaf springs.
I guess only draw back is looking for an XD thats not beaten up/stuffed is the problem. But even if theres a few problems with it i'm sure it can be repaired easily.
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