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Experience with high mileage Subaru - 2000 Impreza Outback Sport 5 sp

I have found a 2000 Impreza Outback Sport for sale. 2.2L engine, 5 speed with 146,000 miles.



It’s a private sale and the owner has records of repairs/maintenance.



I have not yet seen/test driven it, but I know KBB lists it more expensive. (It is for sale for $2500, but the seller is moving soon and wants to unload it ASAP, so a deal may be had.)



My question - are there any Subaru drivers, specifically 2000 Impreza Outback Sports, with 5 sp tranny, 2.2L engines, who have information/exerpiences that they can share?

Two of my relatives(99 Impreza & 97 Legacy 2.2L) are at that point. Only minor issues like alternator and the other some leaks corrected when timing belt was changed.

Just make sure tires are matched now in tread depth and make/model. The good thing about manual tranny is AWD is much more simple(viscous coupling vs clutch pack in auto) and more tolerant to abuse(mismatched tires).

Thanks, Andrew_J! I believe you may have commented on another post I put up a few weeks ago. I appreciate your feedback!