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    This hurts my heart

    I was in one of the local yards the other day and came across this:



    Why OH WHY!
    This car was in pretty good shape inside and out. Engine was still there. I bet it probably could have been driven out of there (if you added wheels to it). This was part of the "Cash for Clunkers" initiative, which means it can never be registered to road use again.

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    Damn shame....those are good cars!
    Hidden Content Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.

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    well you already answered your own question didn't you? :wink:
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    The question was really...."how can someone consider this as a Clunker"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bag
    The question was really...."how can someone consider this as a Clunker"?
    most people would, especially if it gets them into a brand new car
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    I saw one in the yards in SoCal recently but in much worse shape. Kev, did Aus get these? We only got them in AT

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    but problably you could use it only for show\track use, at least here, only requirement is insurance specific to those cases.

    Or spare parts for a "legal" one.

    Never saw one of those in europe

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    No, with the cash for clunkers program the engine is seized in a way that it can't be used anymore and then the shell can only be parted out. As for SVX's in Europe, they were sold there and there are a few running around but it is like here, they are hens teeth. Because, there were a limited amount made over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben
    We only got them in AT
    Always been told that Subaru believed the 5spd wasn't up to handling the torque of the 6cyl. Based on warranty claims I've seen with the 4cyl cars, I'd buy that. :P

    Quote Originally Posted by bajasoobnut
    No, with the cash for clunkers program the engine is seized in a way that it can't be used anymore and then the shell can only be parted out.
    FWIW, plenty of cars didn't have their engine "seized". :wink:

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    all the dealerships around here did make it so the motor will not run anymore. either from a chemical (from what I gather it might be liquid glass) poured in to replace the oil and then ran till the engine locked up, all fluids drained then ran till destruction, shot, or destroyed otherwise from sledgehammer or the like

    It was one of the requirements for the program to make it so the engine will never run again.

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