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What do you think? (Subies)

I've been looking for a decent winter beater/cheap rallycross car, and long story short, I've got my eye on two late '90's Subies in the area that are in my nominal price range - a '98 Legacy L and a '97 Legacy GT. The L is, as the ad states, in need of new heads and timing apparatus. The GT suffers the misfortune of being an automatic.

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What do you think, Oppolock? Get the driveable GT now and work on fixing the lack of manual at a later date when I'm doing other drivetrain fixes/replacements ('cause you know with north of 200K on the clock, that's going to happen sooner or later)? Or find a truck and trailer to borrow from one of my friends (I live in mid Missouri, I know I can get one from someone), haggle the L owner down closer to $1 grand, and work on a head replacement right out of the gate before I can even drive it?

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