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What's the typical mileage life of a well maintained, stock 2.5RS. Of course there's no exact figure, I'm just looking for some experience and approximations.

Thanks :blowingup
 

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psh. I don't really know for sure. You probably know as well as I do, that Subys are known for their longevity.

My car has 115k on it, and no joke, it runs like new. :) Staying on top of maintenance makes a big difference. Hope I helped (a little).
 

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10K miles per year is a reasonable number to go with.

So, you could expect a 2000 (8-9 years old) would be around 80-90K miles depending on how much the owner drove it.
 

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I've had one with 274k... regular maintenance really is the key. Average lifespan is probably 200-250k but then again most dead RS's were wrecked, not mechanically worn out.
 

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I just hit 150,000 and I don't think the previous owner maintained it very well.(woman driver... massive curb rash) O yaa it runs fine. sMokes a little on startup but Its still runs good
 

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62k on my 00 rs. put 12k miles on it in 3.5 months :D

It comes down to who really does the oil changes and such on time!
 

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I have 155k on my 00rs and Idk if the previous owner kept up with regular maintenance but when I changed the valve cover gaskets it looked beautiful inside still and it still runs strong.
 

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I have a 2001 RS with 106,000KM, minor mods and its running like new. Just stay on top of the maintance and dont push the car if you dont need to. There is no need to rip it from light to light or around corners.
 

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I have a 99 RS with 148,880 miles and it still kicks strong seems like maintenance was done regularly enough to keep it running strong. My idle is at 700 rpms and I think that is good.
 

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I just picked up my 95 L with 155K miles. The car does not even smoke yet.

Like everyone says, maintenance and not abusing it will keep it alive.

However, I have it the rev limiter in it and it didn't even blink.
 

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00 rs with 117k not one issue since i've owned it with 98k miles
 

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thats it, my 96 impreza just broke 219K, ive never owned a subie with under 200K, most of them i have bought sight unseen from auctions and driven to other states with just a oil change before.

i work at a subie wrecking yard, average range is between 150K-450K and they still run like new. most of them are t-bones, or rear-ends. its VERY rare to see one with a bad engine.
 

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My car is sitting at 159,000 and still runs like new, drive it right and it will like you better
 
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