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Is This Car Ad Too Good To Be True?

You won't find this on the CARFAX report.

Any time you’re shopping for a used car, especially from a private party on Craigslist, you generally try to find as much information about the car’s history as possible. This can range from paying for a CARFAX report, scrutinizing the previous owner of the vehicle and their motivation for selling, and even getting a pre-purchase inspection. This time around, potential Subaru buyers in Seattle just got hit with way more information about this wagon’s past than they ever bargained for.

Craigslist never fails to surprise us with some of the most insane vehicles ever seen, from vans mounted with jet turbines to 1980s Ferrari “limousines.” From the Washington seller’s description, the 1985 model year Subaru Leone was the exact spot where this individual purportedly “lost [his] virginity.” This elegant wagon was also subject to its owner’s foolish desires when he used it (and, of course, alcohol) to get a DUI in 1989. According to this very detailed account, the Subaru shooting-brake was also the vehicle he used to take his mother to a movie in 1994, raise a chicken in 1996, and completely stopped “giving a f***” by 2003.We’re not sure how much of this story we believe, but points at least have to be given out for creativity.

The swagger wagon is currently running a 5.0-liter V8 from a 1988 Ford Mustang. Just the current motor alone has racked up 285,000 miles. Plot twist at the end of the ad: the seller of this vehicle was a winner on The Price is Right last year and won a brand-new Ford Fiesta.

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