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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:05 AM
Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:14 PM
1. they may have a customer that is trading up/selling a car
2. They can help with a pre-purchase inspection if you find a car you like (does your sister live farther south? Superior Soobie near Portland is a great shop)
the older a car is, the less important it's brand/model reputation is, and the more important it's prior care and present condition are.
FB25 engines have a timing chain, no belt service to mess with. I think that starts with 2013 (maybe 12?) for the Outback 4 cyl.
Edited by 1 Lucky Texan, 17 November 2017 - 12:18 PM.
Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:33 PM
for 11k you'll be looking at around a 08-11' with around 70-120k miles on it (also depending on year)
The 2011 (maybe 2010) with the EJ25 engine had the updated HG from factory so they are not likely to develop the feared "HG failure". 2011-13 Forester and 12-13 outbacks had the oil consumption issues due to poor choice of piston rings. So if she doesn't want to have to add oil to her car, avoid those years (unless the engine was warrantied)
Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:49 PM
Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:29 PM
Posted 17 November 2017 - 03:05 PM
I'd highly recommend having a independant Subaru shop look at it before you buy it.
I've heard of too many people getting screwed over with cars. That they didn't have checked out by a professional first.
Edited by golucky66, 17 November 2017 - 03:06 PM.
Posted 17 November 2017 - 03:29 PM
make them discount it for the upcoming TB service, and ask for them to throw in a 90 or 180 day powertrain warranty.
settle for the warranty, then have a mechanic check it out????
I dunno - "make a deal!"
Edited by 1 Lucky Texan, 17 November 2017 - 03:32 PM.
Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:18 AM
Posted 19 November 2017 - 08:58 AM
Absolutely not on dayco! Now made in china !!! Had a tensioner let go 50 miles later ... munched all the valves ... got screwed over by the parts house and they only paid 1/4 of my labor ! I did make them supply only OE parts at their cost !
Edited by montana tom, 19 November 2017 - 09:19 AM.
Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:25 AM
you want Dealer-supplied, or, Mitsuboshi belt
dealer or NTN tensioner
rollers to have Japanese bearings
many threads on this , - online dealer parts house, local dealer (ask them to match on-line prices) ebay, rockauto, amazon, etc.
do a search for threads about this.
(IF you decide to change waterpump, get dealer or Aisin and metal gasket)
Edited by 1 Lucky Texan, 19 November 2017 - 10:26 AM.
Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:39 AM
Comes with all Japanese parts.
Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:01 AM
6 star bernie, on ebay item # 191939610590 216.95 delivered, # 262031032079 asin water pump $44.24 .
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