hi i'm looking at buying a 2006 subaru outback 3.0 Ll bean edition (h6)-it has almost 120,000 miles-asking 9900-my questions what maintenace repairs are coming up-how much money would i put into it

Asked by May 03, 2016 at 03:15 PM about the 2006 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L.L. Bean Edition Wagon

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YES, go for it. There's no timing belt to worry about since it's an H6, but, I would definitely have the head gaskets checked thoroughly.. Also, checked out the water pump and condition of the radiator.. If you need to replace the water pump, radiator or thermostat, make sure that they are FACTORY SUBARU genuine parts, not aftermarket. Good luck. http://www.carcomplaints.com/Subaru/Outback/2006

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Mark, that's such bullshit! There are myriad items that plague eleven year old OBs! M. Beaujacques, PLEASE take this chariot to a sesoned Subie pro for a thorough analysis. Sheesh....

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Sorry, Mark---don't mean to be mean, but radiators and water pumps are the LEAST of the common problems with these old-timers.

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Ernie, there you go again, just slinging the gloom and doom painting dark clouds on the horizon. 2006 is not that old of a car, 10 years. And, yes, it's all condition. You're presuming that the person looking at this car seriously can't evaluate the overall physical condition of the car...of course they should have it looked at, but, 120,000 miles is completely normal mileage. Hell, your offering to sell someone a 2011 car with 99,000 miles? And, you don't know this car or what region it's in! If it's a California vehicle, I can tell you that it's in MUCH BETTER condition than any vehicle in NEW ENGLAND. By the way, you don't put much stake in "Car Complaints" do you?

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Ernie, by the way, did you even read the point I made about checking out the head gaskets, that would require an inspection of the car....

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Ernie, why is the 2006 Subaru Outback on this list of "best vehicles"? Do you really think you have all the answers??? http://www.carcomplaints.com/best_vehicles/

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beaujacques, why don't you take a look at this thread, there's a guy making comments about his 2007 Subaru Outback with over 250,000 miles.. You've got to take all these comments with a grain of salt..... Do I think you should get the car you're considering checked out, YES.... But, I'm sure you're not looking at a "beater"... Make your own decisions, and realize that there's a legion of people out there with high mileage Subaru cars..... Discussion is at the bottom of this post... See this, http://www.subaruhighmileageclub.com/miles200000.html www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion-c21664_ds686183

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beaujacques- I'm no mechanic, but, I can tell you from experience, there's nothing cheaper than just fixing an old car compared to purchasing new or late model vehicles.... Look at it this way, most new cars are $400 per month for 60 months or more for five years... That's over $5,000 per year... I can assure you that you won't have $5,000 a year in repairs every year.... That's why I kept my old car for 19 years.....

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