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Fred_Bear10k on a vw bus? Hahahajahahajaha
Why someone would even contemplate that is beyond me
last_tangoVw busses are really expensive to fix.
CameraWizNever bring car questions to NS, people will just say to get a fozzy or 4runner or something along those lines.
Huck-e-CheeseI'm a dumb teenager who torture's his forester, three years later and she's still going strong. You can't tell someone don't get a forester, the engine will definetely knock or don't get a 4runner it has fuel cutout. Its possible that any car you buy on craigslist is a lemon, its a game of luck, but both of these options are much more practical than a VW bus.
CameraWizIf you knew anything about the 2.7L subaru engine, you'd know how junk it is. Sometimes you get lucky but these are just how these cars work and I encourage you read a few forums about it.
VinnieFThey're really not that bad if you're good at sourcing parts. I recently did a complete engine rebuild of a vanagon, new heads, bored cylinders, new water pump and stainless coolant lines, new power steering hoses, new fuel injection system, all gaskets replaced, new clutch, all new bearings etc etc and went for the quality german parts where I could find them. Whole bunch of other odds and ends too. Whole thing cost 2500 Canadian. For a 25 year old specialty vehicle that's really quite excellent. I mean someone can easily spend half that just to get their clutch redone.