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#1 2019-01-18 14:27:20

jasajban
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From: Warwick, NY
Registered: 2009-01-25
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'06 Linear

I'm going to look at  an 06 Linear tomorrow with only 36,500 mi. It's at a Subaru dealer near me and they're asking $6000.
I looked at the CARFAX and NO issues were shown.  It spent most it's time with one owner  in OH and MD.
I'm going to ask to see it on a lift to check those shock towers. Anything else that I'm missing? Head gaskets?
Thanks for your help


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#2 2019-01-18 19:55:16

dotmaster206
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From: Denver, CO
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Re: '06 Linear

Seeing it on a lift won't let you know if the shock towers are rusted out or not. There is only one way - pull the rear seats/carpet. Seeing the shock towers from the underside won't tell you anything because of the thick underbody coating.

You might be able to get an indication of how rusty generally the thing is by seeing the underbody, but you won't know for sure. Being an Ohio car, I would expect some significant rust.

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#3 2019-01-19 11:42:51

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
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Re: '06 Linear

If the strut tower is badly rusted it will be visible if you look on the wheelwell. The issue is on the front side of the wheelwell, take your time looking at the car.


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#4 2019-01-21 09:01:41

saabroo
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Re: '06 Linear

If the rear wheel arches show even a little brown/rust through the undercoating, I'd walk away.

Spent it's whole life in OH and MD? Not good news.


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#5 2019-01-23 15:03:08

jasajban
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From: Warwick, NY
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Re: '06 Linear

I never made it to the the test drive because of weather conditions.
If you want info on this low mileage Linear: http://www.colemancars.com/used/Saab/20 … 002e77.htm


2005 1:43 scale 9-2X AERO, Red, Perfect.
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#6 2019-01-23 15:14:18

jixaw
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From: Cambridge, MA
Registered: 2016-02-22
User Number: 35856
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Re: '06 Linear

you are really going to need to look at this from the inside....fold down the rear seats...see if you can pull up the carpet slightly on the tower where the seat rests....the latch bracket thats on the shock tower will be a dead give away...snap some pics and we can help..... i wish i knew about the rusty towers before i bought my linear....i ended up doing the repair but it was a pain in the a$$


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#7 2019-01-23 17:15:31

jasajban
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From: Warwick, NY
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Re: '06 Linear

Open season on this one. I'm out of the running hmm


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#8 2019-01-24 08:40:56

saabroo
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Re: '06 Linear

5 Speed auto?  lol


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