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      09-16-2011, 11:27 AM   #17
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Drives: 2008 328i E90 6MT
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Northeast / Mid-Atlantic

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Originally Posted by mbanshchikov View Post
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
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