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Got the first step in fixing the Subaru done, and picked it up today (new calipers, rotor, pads, transmission cable and bushings...). In excess of $1K.(*insert happy cash-register sound here, followed by short gasp*) Good thing Barclay just raised the limit on my credit card.

Step two, in about two weeks, 4 new tires. (*insert happy cash-register sound here, followed immediately by gulp*)

Step three, replace engine gaskets and oil pan (*insert three happy cash register sounds here, followed by sobs*)

Given that total repairs last year came to about $300 I shouldn't complain, but, well...Ramen noodles. I see a lot of Ramen noodles in my future.

The good news is that once the last is done "it's like you've got a new car." Or something.



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Oct. 2nd, 2013 11:19 pm (UTC)
How many miles are on the car? Everything you mentioned sounded like the usual wear for a 5 yr old car and or hitting the 100K mark.

Mind you subaru repairs are more costly, but they are reliable.
Oct. 3rd, 2013 03:30 am (UTC)
150,000 plus. Fourth set of calipers.
Oct. 3rd, 2013 02:20 am (UTC)
We just put new tires (Continental Pro-Contact) on our 2011 Outback. Including stems and lifetime rotation, they were around $580 using a discount at Sears.
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