Originally Posted by mbanshchikov
Hey I'm also looking for a winter car. I've looked at a lot of Subarus. You can get a Forester or an Outback in good shape for about 4k. Just make sure that the timing belt/water pump have been changed (they are due at 95k on the H4 engines). The H6 engines have a timing chain
yea these seem to be a great way to go, but I really didn't look into the Subaru "problems" ... thanks for the heads up on the timing belt and water pump!
I have also considered buying a wrecked imprezza and fixing it up myself - both to save money and learn more about working on cars (I can do the basics, but am not going to learn how to re-do suspension on my Bimmer) but am not so sure if it is even really worth it to me.
A forrestor wagon with snow tires would be amazing