There is a 06 Outback with the H6 , with 150k on it

Asked by Jun 05, 2017 at 08:40 PM about the 2006 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L.L. Bean Edition Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The question I have is in the add it states that the car just cranks and cranks,
they just came back from a trip from PA. and it ran fine and now this , is it
worth the cost to but this chance, does anyone have a guess as to whats up
with it

14 Answers

74,485

Could be a bad fuel pump or a more serious problem. I would check to see if there are any trouble codes stored. If the CEL is on, there will be codes to read. I would not pay more than a few hundred dollars for it the way it is.

They are asking $1500.00

74,485

Can you afford to lose that money if the engine is shot? Unless you are a good mechanic I would pass on this car as the cost to repair this car could easily exceed the value. There is NO WAY I would pay $1,500 for a dead, 11 year old Subaru.

21,125

Well, it's an H6, and those are known for being pretty good engines...I don't think it's dead unless your mechanic tells you otherwise. No problem with the timing belt since it doesn't have one... SO, could be anything... unless you check it out you'll never know... And, $1500 is not a lot of money... Can you have a mechanic go to this location or can you arrange to have the car towed there with some kind of security deposit... contingent on the overall condition of the car... IF the seller won't let you evaluate the car, skip it..

21,125

By the way... a few hundred dollars won't buy the left rear wheel on this car... Again, $1,500 is really dirt cheap for an 11 year old Subaru... More importantly, can the present owner provide you with receipts of work that was done ...this is very important.

21,125

Take a look at the value of this car on NADA below, $200 LOL... http://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/2006/Subaru/Legacy-6- Cyl/Wagon-5D-Outback-L-L-Bean-AWD/Values

21,125

George- you actually should check this car out ...it may well be priced just where it should be or lower... depending upon the motivation of the seller to just simply want to get a new car....

74,485

An engine installed could run $5,000 or more and there might be other things wrong too. $200 would be too much if it costs more than it is worth to fix. Maybe Mark should buy this POS and let us know how it works out ;)

21,125

F_O_R, hmm, don't need another car... WHAT makes you certain that the engine is burned up???

74,485

150k and won't start - hmmmm. Why would you think the seller is telling the truth or even knows the truth? As our resident Subaru expert you should take this on - amusing for us and educational for you.

74,485

It is self evident that the owner thinks or knows that the car has a major problem otherwise they would repair the problem and sell it for full price instead of a fraction of the running car price.

21,125

Maybe?? Even in marginal condition at the lowest end...this vehicle has a value in excess of $3,500...... Perhaps you're correct... All I'm saying is, if it's not evaluated, no one can say... As I told this person earlier, if the seller won't allow the car to be looked at, of course, don't but it.... NO one is going to pay any money for a car that cannot​ be driven or at least looked at for possible repairs... SOME​ people, who have plenty of money, but limited time would rather just sell the car for a really quick sale and be done with it... maybe they are tired of this car and just want to get out quickly... George will never know until he asks... Again, if he can't check it out, walk away, plain and simple....

21,125

As far as fixing the car to sell it for a higher price....that sometimes doesn't work out .. people don't like to pay for repairs on the chance that someone​ will pay a higher price....it's never a dollar for dollar return.... I had a lot more money into some of my older cars, the best I could do was to keep driving them for the service they provided... but, when you just want to get out...it might be easier to just let the next person have the work done and accept a lower price...

74,485

Actually fixing a non-running car can yield a huge increase in value if the fix is fairly minor. Car owners know this and bait people with a low price and a story that "it just needs this one little thing".

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