Anyone looking for an EJ with intact head gaskets? There’s a chance the ones in this Outback are still good!
No, this is not another Craigslist ad where the seller forgot a couple of digits at the end of the odometer reading and a one or two in front. This 12-year-old Outback is still officially not broken in with 613 miles.
According to the CarFax, this car has lived a very long life of sitting. It arrived on the dealer’s lot in North Carolina on June 6th, 2008 and was purchased three months later on September 4th, 2008.
It proceeded to rack up an astounding 33 miles per year until its first service eight years after it left the dealer lot. On October 26th, 2016, the Outback returned home where the ECM was reprogramed by the same dealer at 355 miles.
Only two and a half years later, this car had gained 257 more miles, bringing its total to 612 miles. In this time, it put on almost 103 miles per year— over triple its previous annual mileage. The last mile was added by the dealer, which leads us to now.
My best guess is that this was owned by a retiree that lived one mile from all surrounding grocery stores, restaurants, and church. This could’ve also been someone’s 25th car which they parked and lost for a bit. Maybe it was someone’s dream to buy a new Outback and keep it in showroom condition to become a collector car.
The previous owner did consistently register this Outback every year, so they were sure it was ready to put on its annual allocation of 33 miles at any time.
Intentionally or not, they treated this Outback like a classic Ferrari and created a museum piece as a result.
It looks like the stalks have never been touched.
The link to the dealer’s page is here if you’d like to add this Outback to your collection.