1986 V4 Manual in East Olympia, WA

No Longer Available

Last Updated: 12/12/2018 | Ad Source: Craigslist

Asking Price: $2,500

Key Vehicle Data

  • Model Year: 1986
  • Engine: 4 Cylinders
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Odometer: 241,299
  • Condition: Good

Seller Info

  • City/Area: East Olympia
  • State/Region: Washington
  • Name: No Longer Available!
  • Phone: No Longer Available!
  • Email: No Longer Available!


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I have a 1986 subaru brat for sale. I’ve owned this car for about two years now. When I bought it, the car had about 500 miles on a rebuilt engine. Since then I’ve put about 21,500 miles on the car, almost exclusively highway miles.

It’s been my commuter car, 60 miles round trip daily. It runs perfectly, getting 29 miles per gallon on the highway. The weber carb. Has increased its drive-ability greatly.

There are a couple things to be aware of about this brat. First, one of the cv axles knocks. I’ve replaced them both, but one of the axles was defective and has begun knocking again. Honestly, the part is still probably under warranty, but I don’t have the time to deal with it anymore.

Second, a sea-tac airport valet destroyed my ignition lock. I currently start the car with a screwdriver. I’m waiting for a 82-86 subaru to show up in my local pick-n-pull to replace the ignition lock assembly, but until then, it can be started with a screwdriver.

If I am able to replace the ignition lock before someone buys it, I will. Otherwise, the next owner will need to.

I have really enjoyed this car. I am sure the next person will, as well. However, I bought my next vehicle, so it’s time for the brat to go.


The good:
-rebuilt motor with 22,000 miles on it
-completely new front brakes, including calipers and rotors ($500+)
-new distributor
-new weber carburetor
-new front axles
-new battery and cables
-29 miles per gallon (highway miles)
-reasonably clean body
-no cracks in any of the glass or leaking in the t-top.

The bad:
-needs a new ignition lock assembly (can be found at a junk yard)
-one of the new cv axles is knocking (seems to be a defective part, which I have replaced twice. I guess they don’t make them quite like the originals anymore)

If this post is still up, the car is still available. If you’re interested, contact kyle.



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