Has started to leak oil (120 000kms) from the front seals, which means oil is leaking over the cam belt, which is okay, because it is due a cam belt change @ 100 000kms anyways. I have a full cam belt/tensioner and seal replacement lined up for NZ$450. The only real mechanical rectification I have had done.
I replaced the front pulley myself which was very easy to do. The previous one came very loose for some reason (I suspect the previous mechanics shotty work) but it still held the bolt all the way home, just sitting in place with no thread holding it in! A second hand pulley for $50 which I chucked on myself fixed her up.
The fins in the air conditioning ducts were nearly all broken when I bought it, I simply removed the insides so they look neater. Too hard to fix.
I bought this car for NZ$8000.
No wear noticeable in the interior what so ever! I suspect this car has always had tidy owners.
Handling is good at speed (I've had it in a straight line at 150kms), really smooth.
Handling around corners is different. I thought all Subarus handled like a dream, but the ride height is way too high for high speed cornering, there is too much body roll. Mind you, not many people race their Ti's like I do mine!
The cars interior and electrics make this car soo comfortable, and the decent factory speakers make for a good stereo sound without spending money or worrying about theft.
The engine has a neat layout too, I replaced that front pulley with ease. Replaced spark plugs easily also. Some people pay $100's just for that!
Had all exhaust replaced with a 2 1/4 inch system with an RPS rear muffler, catalytic converter removed, and this car now sounds very nice, and the acceleration has improved 100% Apparently the fuel consumption will now be a lot better too. $620 all up for that. Worth it I reckon!