I've been thinking about retiring the GT for a few months now as needed repairs began to mount, but in the end it took itself out. At the end it needed the power steering looked at, front brakes, and a muffler replaced. It was finally done in by a broken timing chain tensioner.
It will be replaced shortly by a 2007 Subaru Forseter. I will enjoy the AWD capabilities on Winter for sure.
You gotta do what you gotta do. Good luck with the AWD fun!
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