WTB - First Subaru For Teenage Daughter

Discussion in 'Want To Buy : Cars/Parts' started by housemusic1, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. housemusic1
    Offline

    housemusic1 Active Member

    Likes Received:
    246
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Hello MNSubaru family, I'm looking to buy a first Subaru for my teenage daughter. Here's what we're looking for:

    1. Legacy/Outback wagon, or Forester.

    2. Auto transmission

    3. Solid runner

    4. No major leaks

    5. Minimal body rust would be nice, but it's Minnesnowta, so we kinda know what to expect.

    We don't need a project, something with a blown engine, or bad head gaskets. She's taking college courses next year, and needs a reliable form of transportation. Higher miles are fine, just as long as it's a decent runner that you'd feel comfortable putting your own child behind the wheel of. I could go the Craigslist route, but I feel that the MnSubaru family tend to take better care of their cars, and aren't typically just out to turn a quick buck. If you have something that fits the bill, please let me know!

    ***Budget $1500-$2000***
     
  2. pillboy
    Offline

    pillboy Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    1,778
    Trophy Points:
    248
    I would add a set of snow tires to the budget, no matter what kind of car you end up getting. $1500 to $2000 is gonna be a real challenge to find something both safe and reliable. Good luck.
     
    Cotts612, silver03 and Aegis like this.
  3. Aegis
    Offline

    Aegis TAKE IT!

    Likes Received:
    289
    Trophy Points:
    268
    Yeah he's right
    Be careful with Craigslist. I bought my first Subaru from a guy on there for a little over 1k and the transmission took a massive **** about a week after I bought it. Hopefully someone here has something for sale for you!
     
  4. predavore
    Offline

    predavore Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    241
    Trophy Points:
    248
    What is your timeline? When do you need it?
     
  5. tangledupinblu
    Offline

    tangledupinblu Event Coordinator Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    5,864
    Trophy Points:
    573
    You should definitely up the budget and HP and pick up my WRX for her. She really should know how to drive a manual...what better way than on a 300HP Subaru?:D
     
    klutz and Krazylegz1485 like this.
  6. subie-roo
    Offline

    subie-roo Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    180
    Trophy Points:
    128
    I agree with this wholeheartedly.
     
    Krazylegz1485 and tangledupinblu like this.
  7. Aegis
    Offline

    Aegis TAKE IT!

    Likes Received:
    289
    Trophy Points:
    268
    I learned to drive on a manual myself so I have to agree
     
  8. housemusic1
    Offline

    housemusic1 Active Member

    Likes Received:
    246
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Somehow I saw this coming.

    Pretty flexible. Not a huge rush, but if something came along that I felt was a good deal, I'd be interested. She has to do 3 "behind the wheel" sessions, and needs to drive with mom & dad for 15 hrs between sessions. Then, she can test, so we've got a little time.
     
    tangledupinblu likes this.
  9. tangledupinblu
    Offline

    tangledupinblu Event Coordinator Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    5,864
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Hahahaha!! :)
     
  10. idget
    Offline

    idget . Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    3,903
    Trophy Points:
    398
    @yuseforester is Mason selling his leggy wagon anytime soonish?
     
  11. housemusic1
    Offline

    housemusic1 Active Member

    Likes Received:
    246
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Just picked this up for my daughter. Had a pre-buy inspection @ JM today, and needs a little bit of work. Front tie rod, front pads & rotors, pcv valve, but nothing major, and overall got a clean bill of health. Clean Carfax, lady driven and was babied it's entire life. Not too bad for a 20 yr old Subaru. IMG_76921.jpg IMG_76931.jpg IMG_76971.jpg IMG_76981.jpg IMG_76991.jpg IMG_76951.jpg
     
    Aegis, MrBlue, subie-roo and 3 others like this.
  12. JasonoJordan
    Offline

    JasonoJordan Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    1,385
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Let me know if she need some winter wheels and tires for it ;)
     
    tangledupinblu likes this.
  13. housemusic1
    Offline

    housemusic1 Active Member

    Likes Received:
    246
    Trophy Points:
    53
    It's a proud moment, and at the same time, it's scary as hell knowing that she'll be driving herself around very soon. 20180228_200225-1024x576.jpg
     
    tangledupinblu likes this.
  14. tangledupinblu
    Offline

    tangledupinblu Event Coordinator Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    5,864
    Trophy Points:
    573
    I bet!! It will be interesting when our girls get that age. The Joy of the Lord is our strength! Hahaha!
     
  15. Aegis
    Offline

    Aegis TAKE IT!

    Likes Received:
    289
    Trophy Points:
    268
    Nice starter car! That sticker on the back window looks off center though. Grrrrrr :p It could be that there's a logo or something to the left of "University" maybe.

    Also missing a Y. It's a Legac! :D
     
  16. pillboy
    Offline

    pillboy Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    1,778
    Trophy Points:
    248
    Biggest issue is no cell phone usage while in the car and on the road, none whatsoever. Glad I don't have to go through this phase again - with the stepdaughter it was pre-smartphone days. Good luck to all involved.
     
    tangledupinblu likes this.
  17. JasonoJordan
    Offline

    JasonoJordan Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    1,385
    Trophy Points:
    298
    To bad cell jammers are illegal....wire one into a circuit that is
    only live when the vehicle parking brake is disabled.
     
  18. tangledupinblu
    Offline

    tangledupinblu Event Coordinator Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    5,864
    Trophy Points:
    573
    You would think that they, the phone programmers/designers, could make a feature where the phone detects it’s in motion and goes into a sleep mode or something. Smart phone my ass.
     
  19. JasonoJordan
    Offline

    JasonoJordan Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    1,385
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Or at least a hands free mount so it can still be used for maps music and torque.
     
  20. tangledupinblu
    Offline

    tangledupinblu Event Coordinator Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    5,864
    Trophy Points:
    573
    I just want it to block calls/texts/emails/intranetz while driving. Maps, music/audio files, and GPS would be fine. And i want to be able to control the kids phone from mine so that i can shut it down while she’s driving remotely.

    Is that too much to ask!? Lol
     
  21. JasonoJordan
    Offline

    JasonoJordan Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    1,385
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Just install teamviewer on it and remote in and put it in airplane mode lol.
     
  22. tangledupinblu
    Offline

    tangledupinblu Event Coordinator Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    5,864
    Trophy Points:
    573
    That’s what i was thinking. An airplane mode for in the car
     
  23. Aegis
    Offline

    Aegis TAKE IT!

    Likes Received:
    289
    Trophy Points:
    268
    We had this chat in the gdtd one day, I suggested this exact thing. It appears to be a bad idea because law enforcement relies on most of the same tech, and it can't be turned off just for certain people...ie civilians. At least not yet :)

    Also it would have no way of knowing if you were driving, or a passenger. That could get silly very fast. I still think it is a great idea, though
     
    tangledupinblu likes this.
  24. housemusic1
    Offline

    housemusic1 Active Member

    Likes Received:
    246
    Trophy Points:
    53
    In drivers ED they said that if you are caught using the phone for anything other than GPS, you can have your license taken for a period of time. The restrictions on drivers under 18 is pretty impressive. No more than 1 passenger after a certain time, no driving after a certain time, passenger age limits, etc. As for the cell phone thing, my plan was to just tell her that the cell phone companies, in conjunction with the insurance companies, have a device that goes in the car, and sends a real time report to my phone, letting me know what her phone is doing, while the car is in motion. The insurance companies already have a device that goes in the OBD2 port, and records driving habits, so my extra little fib should be believable. Since I pay for her phone, and her car, the idea of me taking them away from her is all the motivation she needs to focus on driving, and leave the phone in the cup holder. She knows the consequences of screwing it up. She's a straight A student, with her head on straight, and really good friends. I'm not worried about her. The younger daughter though, who's 13.....she's the reason I have grey hair, and an indefinite ulcer. "There but for the grace of God"!
     
  25. Aegis
    Offline

    Aegis TAKE IT!

    Likes Received:
    289
    Trophy Points:
    268
    That will work, until she finds this forum and figures it out haha ;)
     
  26. JasonoJordan
    Offline

    JasonoJordan Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    1,385
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Your the cool aunt every kid dreams of arnt you?
     
  27. Aegis
    Offline

    Aegis TAKE IT!

    Likes Received:
    289
    Trophy Points:
    268
    I don't know, maybe? I haven't had a chance to be that yet. Which is actually a good thing. I don't know that I'd approve of either of my brothers having any children at this time in their lives.
     
    tangledupinblu likes this.
  28. idget
    Offline

    idget . Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    3,903
    Trophy Points:
    398
    Lol, typical iphone user... my pixel 2 (and most recent android builds) has a toggleable setting for this.
     
  29. tangledupinblu
    Offline

    tangledupinblu Event Coordinator Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    5,864
    Trophy Points:
    573
    That’s racist.
     
    Krazylegz1485 likes this.
  30. JasonoJordan
    Offline

    JasonoJordan Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    1,385
    Trophy Points:
    298
    FTFY
     
    tangledupinblu and idget like this.
  31. pillboy
    Offline

    pillboy Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    1,778
    Trophy Points:
    248
    The user being able to turn this feature on and off themselves is the problem.
     
    tangledupinblu likes this.
  32. Krazylegz1485
    Offline

    Krazylegz1485 Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    1,667
    Trophy Points:
    173
    I don't think the current generation even knows what a "forum" is.
     
    pillboy likes this.
  33. housemusic1
    Offline

    housemusic1 Active Member

    Likes Received:
    246
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Finally had some time to do a good cleaning of the interior, and scrape off the glue from the old, illegal window tint. Discovering things that I never knew this car came equipped with. A 6 disc CD changer under the passenger seat?! Also, found this little gem buried in the glove box! 1998 Subaru Outback: The gift that keeps on giving. IMG_20180303_141846_01.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

  34. tangledupinblu
    Offline

    tangledupinblu Event Coordinator Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    5,864
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Hahahahahaha! “Excellent!”
     
  35. housemusic1
    Offline

    housemusic1 Active Member

    Likes Received:
    246
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Honestly, the tape deck is the best feature in this car. Oontz, oontz, oontz!
     
    subie-roo likes this.
  36. tangledupinblu
    Offline

    tangledupinblu Event Coordinator Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    5,864
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Flashback! :frantic:
     
  37. housemusic1
    Offline

    housemusic1 Active Member

    Likes Received:
    246
    Trophy Points:
    53
    And the cruise control is a button on the dash. I almost like it more than my '05 H6. Now she just needs rumbles! #goals.
     
    tangledupinblu likes this.
  38. MinnesotaFTW
    Offline

    MinnesotaFTW Active Member

    Likes Received:
    247
    Trophy Points:
    73
    If ya ever wanna sell that bug deflector... I'm in the market for one :p

    Clean car. I love my 1st/2nd gen. Now time for you to schedule tint ;)
     
  39. yuseforester
    Offline

    yuseforester Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    253
    Trophy Points:
    148
    In fact, he does want to sell it!
     
  40. yuseforester
    Offline

    yuseforester Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    253
    Trophy Points:
    148
    Although.... I'm late to this party....
     

Share This Page